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Bud Kirk Ranked in Chambers USA: Recognized for Achievements in Litigation

Bud Kirk Ranked in Chambers USA: Recognized for Achievements in Litigation

ORLANDO, Fla.  – February 20, 2014 – RumbergerKirk partner W.L. “Bud” Kirk in Orlando, has been selected by Chambers and Partners for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, which is considered the preeminent guide to lawyers and law firms.  Kirk was chosen for Litigation: General Commercial (Florida).

The guide commended Kirk for his extensive commercial litigation expertise. According to the publication, “He is an experienced trial lawyer with a ‘brilliant legal mind,’ and is ‘phenomenal in front of a jury.’”

Chambers and Partners employs a team of more than 150 highly qualified full-time researchers who identify and rank the world`s best lawyers and law firms based on in-depth, objective research and interviews. The results are published annually.

Kirk, one of the firm’s founders, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, professional liability and product liability. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to the representation of clients in commercial litigation matters. Kirk represents clients in commercial cases including those involving claims of contract breach, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and professional malfeasance. Among his commercial litigation clients are local and nationally known companies in the fields of law, accounting, real estate development and communications.

Kirk’s product liability defense has centered on high profile cases in which plaintiffs seek recovery of millions of dollars for catastrophic injuries. He has represented domestic and foreign manufacturers of passenger cars and trucks throughout the United States, as well as manufacturers in the aviation and heavy equipment industry. A seasoned trial attorney, Kirk has represented clients in hostile territory in Florida and throughout the United States including Louisiana, Wisconsin, Maine, Georgia, Alabama, Vermont, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

The defense of professionals in the legal and accounting fields is also part of Kirk’s practice. Known as the “lawyer’s lawyer,” he has defended individual lawyers, accountants and their firms against malpractice claims.

RumbergerKirk was ranked among the top law firms in Litigation: General Commercial – Florida. Chambers USA stated, “This dedicated litigation firm is a strong player in the Florida market, with offices in Orlando, Miami, Tallahassee and Tampa. It represents a mixture of local and national clients before state and federal courts, concentrating largely on commercial and business litigation. It is active in a range of sectors, including retail, healthcare, insurance and transport.”

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