Diversity Awards & Recognition

The Firm

  • Three Fowler White Boggs female attorneys were recognized among the 2013 Top 50 Female Florida Super Lawyers:  Cathy J. Beveridge (Employment & Labor); Hala A. Sandridge (Appellate); and Linda L. Shelley (Land Use/Zoning).  Hala A. Sandridge was also listed as a Top 100 Florida Super Lawyer.
  • Florida Super Lawyers named six Fowler White Boggs female attorneys in the 2013 edition: Cathy J. Beveridge (Employment & Labor); Heather B. Brock (Employment & Labor); Rhea F. Law (Land Use & Zoning); Hala A. Sandridge (Appellate); Linda L. Shelley (Land Use/Zoning); and Adele I. Stone (Real Estate).
  • Eight female attorneys have been named by their peers to the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Cathy J. Beveridge (Labor & Employment); Heather B. Brock (Labor & Employment); Rhea F. Law (Administrative / Regulatory Law); Monica B. Mason (Copyright Law; Trademark Law); Hala A. Sandridge (Appellate Law);  Linda Loomis Shelley (Administrative / Regulatory Law); Adele I. Stone (Real Estate Law); and Andrea E. Zelman (Land Use & Zoning Law).
  • Five Fowler White Boggs female attorney were named in the 2013 edition of Florida Rising StarsMeredith S. Delcamp (Real Estate); Micah G. Fogarty (Tax); Kimberly A. Gessner (Construction Litigation);  Sarah Lahlou-Amine (Appellate); and Jennifer G. Roeper (Immigration).
  • Chambers USA 2013 selected six women practitioners as American’s Leading Business Lawyers: Cathy J. Beveridge (Labor and Employment); Rhea F. Law (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use); Jennifer G. Roeper (Up and Coming – Immigration); Hala A. Sandridge (Litigation: Appellate); and Linda Loomis Shelley (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use).  
  • The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) has recognized Fowler White Boggs with its 2012 Gold Standard Certification for integrating women into the highest levels of firm leadership. This is the second year in a row Fowler White Boggs has been awarded this certification.  The Gold Standard Certification emphasizes the leadership roles achieved by women partners, rather than the overall number or percentage of women in the partnership.  Law firms with 100 or more practicing lawyers in the United States were eligible if they successfully demonstrated that women represent a meaningful percentage of their equity partners, of their highest leadership positions, of their governance and compensation committees, and of their most highly compensated partners. 
  • Finalist for 2009 Tampa Bay Business Journal Diversity & Inclusion Award.
  • In 2009, the eWomen Network awarded Fowler White Boggs as the Company Most Supportive of Women in Business.  eWomen Network is an international women's business group with 114 chapters including Tampa/St. Petersburg.


  • Sarah Lahlou-Amine received the annual Pro Bono Award from the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar. The award is given to a member of the Appellate Practice Section who has made significant pro bono efforts in appellate matters.  The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section enhances the role and skills of Florida Bar members who are engaged in appellate practice through study, continuing legal education, the dissemination of materials on matters of interest and concern to the Section’s membership, and the exchange of ideas and information among the membership. 
  • Rhea F. Law, CEO and Chair of the Board, was recently selected as a winner of the 2012 Glass Ceiling Award by The Florida Diversity Council at the second annual South Florida Women’s conference. 
  • Rhea F. Law, CEO and Chair of the Board, was awarded the University of South Florida President’s Fellow Medallion by President Judy Genshaft at the USF graduation ceremonies on August 7, 2010.
  • The Commonwealth Institute recognized Rhea F. Law, Chair of the Board and CEO of Fowler White Boggs, as one of the top women business leaders in Florida.
  • Sarah Lahlou-Amine received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.
  • In 2008, Chambers USA listed Fowler White’s CEO, Rhea Law, as a leading Zoning/Land Use lawyer in the state of Florida. Tampa Bay CEO Magazine also named Ms. Law as 2008’s Tampa Bay CEO of the Year.
  • The Florida Bar recognized Hala Sandridge with the Pro Bono Service Award for her individual services in each of Florida’s jurisdictional circuits. The Hillsborough County Bar Association also bestowed Ms. Sandridge with the Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Award for her numerous hours devoted to appeals representing low income residents.
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