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Daniel wins Pepper Award


Stephanie A. Daniel, special counsel in the General Civil Litigation Section of the Office of the Attorney General, has been named the recipient of the Government Lawyer Section’s Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award.

Stephanie A. Daniel “Ms. Daniel has demonstrated, for 30 years as a government lawyer, a strong commitment to public service and the public interest that is unrivaled,” said the section’s Francine Ffolkes of Tallahassee. “A Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated lawyer, Ms. Daniel represents the State of Florida, state agencies, and state employees and officers in a variety of complex civil actions, including federal civil rights class actions, which are among the most difficult and sophisticated trial practices of the Attorney General’s Office.”

Daniel also has served as chief medical attorney for the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medical Examiners, where she prosecuted many physicians who posed a danger to the public health and welfare.

Ffolkes said outside the office, Daniel is committed to pro bono legal services and law student mentoring. She is active in her community and church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, vacation Bible school teacher, and preteen and teen girls’ mentor.

“Ms. Daniel holds a unique distinction as a founding member of The Florida Bar Government Lawyer Section,” said Ffolkes, noting Daniel has served as a chair and officer of various bar committees for many years, chair of the Government Lawyer Section from 2001 to 2002, and is board certified in state and federal government and administrative practice. In addition, from 1997 through 2004, Daniel was a board member, vice president, and president of the Florida Government Bar Association.

Daniel will receive the award June 24 in conjunction with the Orlando Annual Convention during the Government Lawyer Section’s members reception from 4-5:30 p.m.

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