Clarke Silverglate Founding Partner Mercer K. (Bud) Clarke was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Product Liability Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami. Mr. Clarke is the President of Clarke Silverglate, P.A. and in addition to product liability also defends toxic tort, commercial, and construction claims. This is the second consecutive year that Mr. Clarke has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. For the year 2016, he received the honor in the Miami Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants category.
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