I am generally reluctant to post as ‘news’ various annual industry recognitions I receive -- seems so vain, and you’ve got more important things to read -- but this one stands out in my mind, so I am sharing, along with a moment’s reflection.
For 2022, my small firm, H. George Kagan, P. A. is honored once again to be among only eight Florida workers’ compensation defense firms to receive U.S. News & World Report® ‘First-Tier Ranking.’ As I reflect on Florida's many solid and substantial defense firms, this recognition certainly impresses me, and perhaps it will you as well.
Of course, I am just as proud of my other industry recognition, e.g., “AV rating”® (including special Judicial Recognition); “Best Lawyers in America®; “Florida Super Lawyers”® -- and especially -- WorkCompCentral’s national Comp Laude® Defense Attorney of 2019 award, but I thought I’d share a further moment of reflection with you.
What it all means, in a nutshell:
Despite personal shortcomings and setbacks, I’ve worked hard -- applying and honing what abilities I possess -- on behalf of my revered industry and law firm clients in this, my chosen field (I have deliberately declined all proffered Claimant's appeals – – nothing personal, but I felt my allegiances deserved exclusivity).
So, on taking the long view, the recognition I share with you this day, which makes me feel so warm and wonderful, also compels me to thank you -- friend and friendly foe alike! -- for having helped make this splendid path I continue to tread possible for me.
My very best regards to all.
H. George Kagan, P.A.