Ronald L. Kammer Profiled by Daily Business Review as a Recipient of the Florida Legal Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
Hinshaw partner Ronald L. Kammer was recently profiled by the Daily Business Review as an honoree in the Lifetime Achievement Category of the 2023 Florida Legal Awards. Kammer accepted his award at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, in Miami. In his profile, Kammer discussed the most meaningful accomplishments of his career, and changes in the business and profession of law. He also offered advice to young lawyers beginning their careers.
Kammer described how he moved to Florida to manage Hinshaw's first Florida office. He noted he was "fortunate to shape Florida insurance law" during the course of his career, including "arguing significant cases before the Florida Supreme Court, Florida Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit." He said he was especially proud of "the time I spent training and mentoring lawyers at Hinshaw & Culbertson during my 43 years at the firm." He also expressed appreciation that "the practice of law is a profession and not a job and that you can represent clients vigorously and well while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism."
Kammer advised lawyers new to the profession "to find an area of law that you like, study that area of law until you know it well, if not better than most, and do not be afraid to talk to other lawyers, especially those that you are up against, to see how the “other side” thinks. If you practice in an area of the law that you do not like, try something new."." He also encouraged lawyers to practice law with the highest degree of ethics” and to treat one another with respect.
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"Lifetime Achievement: Ronald Kammer Played Key Role in Resolving Significant Dollar Claims in Florida" was published by the Daily Business Review on May 15, 2023.