Tampa, Fla. (November 2, 2017) – Holland & Knight Partner Joseph Varner received the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit 2017 Professionalism Award at the Hillsborough County Bar Association's 21st Annual Bench Bar Conference. The award luncheon took place on Oct. 25 and was attended by more than 500 people, including most of the circuit's judges.
The Professionalism Award is given annually to an individual who exhibits honesty, integrity, fairness, and utmost professionalism in the practice of law. It is presented by the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit’s Professionalism Committee.
Mr. Varner is an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer and has focused on civil trial practice in Florida for his entire career. At Holland & Knight he serves as practice group leader for the firm’s Tampa litigation group and is a member of the firm's Directors Committee.
Mr. Varner is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been named one of the Top 10 lawyers in Florida by Super Lawyers, and has been certified in civil trial law for more than 20 years. Mr. Varner has received much other recognition for his professional accomplishments, including listings in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers In America and the Florida Trend Legal Elite Hall of Fame.
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