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Profile submitted by Edward Briscoe

Main Areas of Law

Edward Briscoe is a Managing Shareholder and leads the firm's Product Liability and Toxic Tort Practice Group. He additionally handles complex matters involving environmental, transportation, maritime and premises liability.

Work Highlights

Ed has over twenty four years' experience dealing with lawsuits in both federal and state courts involving a wide variety of products, chemicals and hazardous materials, as well as the diseases commonly associated with exposure to these materials. Ed frequently represents Fortune 500 companies and underwriters in the defense of personal and class action lawsuits alleging exposure to asbestos, silica, benzene, beryllium, mold and other toxins. He works with his clients in avoiding and mitigating potential litigation, including compliance with state and federal product liability laws, warning and recall issues, reviewing product warranties, operator manuals, and warning labels.

In addition, Ed represents over the road motor carriers, railroads and other transportation leaders in defense of complex personal injury and property exposure cases.

Career

Ed started his practice in Louisiana where he remains a licensed member of the Louisiana Bar. He joined Fowler White Burnett in 1996 and became a shareholder in 1999. He has been a Managing Shareholder at the firm since 2011.

Professional Memberships

The Florida Bar
- Environmental & Land Use Law Section
The Louisiana Bar
U.S. District Court
- Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
- Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals
- Fifth Circuit
- Eleventh Circuit
ALFA International
- Transportation Practice Group, Steering Committee
Defense Research Institute
- Insurance Law Committee
- Toxic Torts Committee
- Environmental Law Committee

Industry Sector Expertise

Ed has extensive experience representing clients in the petroleum, chemical, manufacturing and transportation industries.

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Ed practices law in the firm’s headquartered office, located in Miami, Florida. He represents clients throughout the state of Florida and the United States.

Education

Tulane University Juris Doctor 1988 - 1991
University of London Hansard Scholar 1987 - 1988
Brigham Young University Bachelor of Arts 1983 - 1987

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Martindale Hubbell 2015
Power Leader in Law & Accounting South Florida Business Journal 2016
Power Leader in Law & Accounting South Florida Business Journal 2015
Power Leader in Law & Accounting South Florida Business Journal 2014
Leading Lawyer in South Florida South Florida Business Journal 2013
Top Lawyer South Florida Legal Guide 2009
Top Lawyer South Florida Legal Guide 2008

Personal

Ed has been married to his wife and fellow attorney, Esperanza Briscoe, for twenty-five years. Together, they have two sons of which they are very proud: Nicolas E. Briscoe (University of Alabama Class of 2018) and Edward A. Briscoe (Belen Jesuit Preparatory School Class of 2017).