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Noted National Foster Child Advocacy Attorney Howard Talenfeld Named South Florida Business Journal 2012 Key Partners Honoree

November 17th, 2012   No Comments   Advocacy, News & Events

Howard Talenfeld, a nationally recognized children’s rights attorney and committed supporter of foster child causes, has been named a 2012 Key Partners honoree by the South Florida Business Journal. The annual event recognizes South Florida’s top attorneys and accountants, based on demonstrated success over the past 18 months. He and the other honorees were recognized at a Nov. 15 reception in Miami.

Talenfeld is a Shareholder with Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb in Fort Lauderdale. He was honored for his ongoing industry leadership, commitment to community involvement, professionalism and his establishment of a successful niche practice area representing the rights of foster children and disabled persons.

Throughout his career, he has focused his legal practice on protecting the rights of these vulnerable individuals in civil rights cases, personal injury cases and systemic reform litigation.

Over the past 18 months, Talenfeld has made seven figure damage recoveries on behalf of foster children who were abused and neglected in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Family Services and its private agencies.

He has received numerous professional service awards, including the Florida Bar Association “President’s Award of Merit” in 2010, and the Florida Bar President’s 2006 Pro Bono Service Award for the 17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida. Among his community involvement he founded and serves as President of Florida’s Children First, a statewide children’s advocacy organization that celebrated its tenth anniversary this year.

Mr. Talenfeld received his bachelors of business administration degree from University of Miami School of Business, and his Juris Doctor from University of Miami School of Law, cum laude.

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