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Talenfeld Law Founder Howard Talenfeld to Receive 2018 Medal of Honor Award

April 25th, 2018   No Comments   News & Events

Our firm is incredibly excited to share that our founder, Howard Talenfeld, will receive the 2018 Medal of Honor Award for a Lawyer at The Florida Bar Foundation’s Annual Dinner in Orlando.

The Medal of Honor Award is the highest award given by The Florida Bar Foundation. This celebration of service will be on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, site of the 2018 Florida Bar Annual Convention. Hundreds of providers of justice— including some of the state’s most dedicated judges, lawyers and legal aid leaders—will gather in recognition of those worthy individuals who have distinguished themselves through their exceptional achievements in improving the administration of justice in Florida.

Governor Scott Signs $5 Million Claims Bill for Child Sexually Abused by Foster Boy Living in the Home

On Friday, March 23, Governor Rick Scott signed CS/HB 6509, a claims bill that directs the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to pay more than $5 million awarded by a Florida jury to C.M.H., a victim of sexual abuse by a child in foster care. This marks the largest known recovery in Florida for one child who was emotionally and sexually abused against a governmental defendant, DCF. Children’s rights attorney and Talenfeld Law Founder Howard Talenfeld served as co-counsel for C.M.H.

The bill is the result of a verdict and judgment against DCF on behalf of C.M.H., who was sexually assaulted at age nine by an 11-year-old foster child (“J.W.”) that DCF had placed at the home without a safety plan.