Professor Blumberg Honored by Daily Business Review as South Florida’s Most Effective Appellate Lawyer in 2013

On Friday, December 6, Professor Howard Blumberg received the Most Effective Appellate Lawyer award from the Daily Business Review (DBR) at its annual luncheon recognizing South Florida’s most effective lawyers.

During the presentation, the editor-in-chief of the DBR cited in particular the Florida v. Jardines case which Professor Blumberg argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2012. In its decision earlier this year, the Court ruled in favor of Blumberg, concluding that a dog sniff of a residence constituted a search under the Fourth Amendment.

Professor Blumberg, who recently retired after 35 years as an assistant public defender in Miami’s Office of the Public Defender, directs the law school’s appellate clinic as well as its moot court program, and he coaches and teaches the moot court students in national competitions throughout the year. “It’s a great honor to receive this award,” said Professor Blumberg. “I want to thank all of the St. Thomas Law students and faculty who helped me with the Jardines case, and I am very much looking forward to continuing to use my appellate experience to teach students at St. Thomas Law.” Congratulations, Professor Blumberg!