James C. Adkins Award
The winner of the Appellate Practice Section’s James C. Adkins award is Philip J. Padovano. Mr. Padovano practices with the firm of Brannock and Humphries, and prior to joining the firm he served as a Judge on the First District Court of Appeal from 1996 through 2015. Mr. Padovano has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Florida Bar Outstanding Jurist Award and the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award. He is well known to appellate practitioners as the author of “Florida Appellate Practice,” which is one of the definitive treatises on appellate practice in Florida. The James C. Adkins Award is given to a member of the Florida Bar who has made significant contributions to the field of appellate practice in Florida.
The Pro Bono Award
Jamie Billotte Moses received the Appellate Practice Section’s Pro Bono Award. Ms. Moses practices with the firm of Fisher Rushmer, P.A., and she has devoted countless hours to appellate pro bono causes through several legal aid organizations throughout Central Florida. Ms. Moses has served on the Florida Bar Board of Governors, and presently serves as President of the Orange County Bar Association. The pro bono award is given to a member of the Florida Bar who has devoted significant pro bono efforts in appellate matters.