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Milton, Leach, Whitman, D'Andrea & Eslinger, P.A., a general civil litigation law firm located in Jacksonville, FL, is very proud to announce that attorney Joseph P. Milton has received the Jacksonville Bar Association's (JBA) "Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Award". The award was presented to Mr. Milton at the JBA's Annual Meeting.

Milton, who is a past president of the JBA, was presented with the Ehrlich Award by his friend Rutledge “Rut” Liles, a former president of The Florida Bar and The JBA. “The award recognizes a lawyer from our local legal community whose career has embodied those qualities to which litigators aspire, those qualities that made Ray Ehrlich who he was and made him such a role model to all of us,” said Liles.

“Those qualities include professionalism, steadfast obedience to ethics, discernment, scholarliness, thoroughness, preparedness, aggressiveness with a kind hand, mentorship and a willingness to help those in need,” he said.

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raymond Ehrlich worked as an attorney in Jacksonville from 1946 until his appointment to the Florida Supreme Court in 1981. After Ehrlich reached mandatory retirement age for the court, he returned to Jacksonville and practiced law as a partner at Holland & Knight. He died in 2005.

“Today we present the award to a person who epitomizes Ray’s qualities,” said Liles.

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