Firm News & Items Of Interest
Mr. Himes was recently honored to receive the 2020 Visionary Award from the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals in recognition of “extraordinary contributions” in support of the FACP.
Mr. Himes was honored to receive the first annual Alberto Romero, Jr. Team Member Award presented by the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, which is an award that was established to annually recognize a member of the TBACP group who consistently strives to demonstrate fairness, courtesy, dignity, honesty, integrity, and abiding sense of responsibility to comply with the standards and rules of professionalism in the practice of collaborative law.
Fraser Himes, of Fraser Himes, P.A., has been selected to the 2020 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 organizations, 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, P.A. was ranked regionally in practice area of Family Law. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 10th consecutive year, collaboratively announce the release of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
The 2020 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and client votes received on record. Almost 16,000 lawyers provided more than 1,229,000 law firm assessments, and more than 12,000 clients participated providing 107,000 evaluations.
Fraser Himes – Congratulations on your selection by your peers for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
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.
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.
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.