We’re pleased to announce partners Melanie Damian and Allison J. Leonard have been selected as honorees for the Daily Business Review’s 2023 Florida Legal Awards in the “Lifetime Achievement” and “On The Rise” categories. Their achievements will be celebrated, along with those of all the honorees, during the awards ceremony held on May 17 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami.

Melanie Damian is a highly experienced attorney with a diverse practice focusing on complex commercial litigation, arbitration, and appellate matters. With over three decades of experience, she has earned a reputation as a skilled and effective advocate for her clients in a range of industries, including banking, construction, healthcare, and real estate. Damian has been recognized by several prestigious legal organizations for her outstanding legal work, including being named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Florida by Super Lawyers. She is also active in the community and non-profit organizations, including serving as Chair of the Board of the SEED School of Miami, a public urban boarding school for underserved youth, which has earned her numerous awards for her service.

Allison J. Leonard is a skilled attorney who specializes in complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution. With over a decade of experience, she has represented clients in a range of industries, including healthcare, insurance, and real estate. Leonard is known for her strategic approach to litigation and has a track record of achieving successful outcomes for her clients through negotiation, mediation, and trial. She has been recognized for her legal work by several prestigious organizations, including being named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Leonard is also active in various community and professional organizations, including serving as a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association.