Randy Briggs Resume

Randy BriggsLAW SCHOOL EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor Degree, with Honors, 1975, University of Florida
  • Law Review
  • Top 10% of class, Order of the Coif
  • Prosecuted Externship, Jacksonville State Attorney's office

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • BSA, 1970, University of Florida
  • Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Student Senate
  • President, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
  • University of Florida Student Golf Champion, 1974
  • Scholarship Recipient, Florida State Golf Association

MILITARY SERVICE AND EMPLOYMENT

  • 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army 1970-1972
  • U.S. Army Reserves 1972-1979
  • McGuire, Voorhis & Wells, P.A., Orlando, Associate 1975-1977
  • Partner, Ayres, Cluster, Curry, McCall & Briggs, P.A., Ocala 1977-2000
  • Founder and Senior Partner, The Briggs Law Firm, P.A., Ocala 2000-present

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Continuously Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial Practice since 1983
  • Recognized at the Florida Bar Convention in 2013 as one of only 155 lawyers in Florida at that time to have been Board Certified for over 30 years
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

LEGAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • "AV" rated for over 30 years by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest peer review rating enjoyed by fewer than 15% of all lawyers
  • Selected as for inclusion in Florida's Super Lawyers through independent investigation and peer review, a recognition enjoyed by fewer than 6% of Florida lawyers
  • Awarded a "10" rating by AVVO, the top rating awarded by independent lawyer rating service
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Recognized by Who's Who in American Law

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS, TEACHING, AND COACHING

  • Faculty Member of week-long Florida Bar Basic Trial Advocacy School
  • Instructor, Florida Bar Advanced Trial Advocacy School
  • Speaker at over 25 Florida Bar Personal Injury seminars
  • Coach, University of Florida Trial Team, ABA Southeastern Region Competitions, 1993-96
  • Head Coach, Little League, Scott Carrigan Field, 1989-1991

LEGAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Inns of Court: D.R. Smith Ocala Chapter
    • Founding Member
    • Past President
    • Awarded Emeritus Member Status
  • American Board of Trial Advocates: North Florida Chapter
    • Founding Member
    • Past President
  • Florida Bar Association, 40 years
  • Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member

PUBLICATIONS

  • "Settlement of the Personal Injury Case", The Florida Bar

FLORIDA BAR SERVICE

  • Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, 1983-85
  • Chairman, Fifth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 1985
  • Chairman, Grievance Committee, Middle District of Florida Federal Court, Ocala Division, 2013
  • Executive Council, Florida Bar Trial Lawyer's Section, 1993-1996

COMMUNITY AND CHARITABLE SERVICE

  • Marion County Family YMCA
    • Founding Board Member and Board Chairman
    • Chairman, Land Acquisition Committee
    • Chairman, Facility Development Committee
    • Chairman of capital campaign which raised $1.8 million, Marion County's largest charitable capital campaign, which built the Marion County Family YMCA
    • Named Central Florida's "Volunteer of the Year" from over 5,000 volunteers in 1994
  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Ocala
    • Chairman, Stewardship Committee, 3 years
  • Florida State Golf Association
    • President, 2013-2015
    • Board of Governors, 2005-2015
  • Member, Metropolitan Ocala Rotary Club, 10 years
    • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Fine Arts for Ocala, 5 years on Board of Governors
  • 1999 Memorial Honoree, Rotary Community Service Award
  • Hall of Fame Member of Ocala Charity Register