Best Lawyers® Announcement

2019 Edition

Fraser Himes – Congratulations on your selection by your peers for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Best Lawyers in America for 2017

Best-Lawyers-2017-John-Fraser-HimesMr. Himes has once again been chosen to be recognized in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his high caliber of work in the practice of Family Law, and has been so recognized by his peers since 2007.

Tampa Bay History Center

Fraser Himes elected to serve on Board of Trustees of the Tampa Bay History Center


It was announced at the TBHC Annual Board Dinner & Program on April 20, 2016 that Fraser Himes had been honored to have been chosen to serve on the Board of Trustees joining an illustrious group of volunteer Tampa leaders serving the Board of this amazing treasure of an institution in downtown Tampa which is right next to the Amalie Center and in the middle of the exciting Down Town growth and development area.

Himes – Graduates From First Leadership Class of IACP

Fraser Himes, a member of the IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals), was a graduate in the inaugural Leadership Class of the IACP in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2014, where he also was a lecturer for the IACP Forum in Vancouver.

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel



Fraser Himes, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organization, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

Fraser Himes in Trial Mallard v. Mallard

Fraser Himes was lead counsel in Trial of Mallard v. Mallard, a case eventually won on appeal to defeat improper application of the law of alimony.

A decision by a mid-level appellate  court regarding “savings alimony” was inconsistent with statutory law regarding alimony. The Supreme Court agreed with his position, and his appellate team succeeded in reversing prior case law, because lower courts had interpreted and applied alimony law incorrectly, to the detriment of the payor spouse of alimony.