Benjamin H. Hill III Honored for Excellence

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Benjamin H. Hill III was awarded the Stetson University College of Law J. Ben Watkins Award for Excellence in the Legal Profession during the Stetson Law Review banquet on Nov. 21 in St. Petersburg.

Hill is past president of the Florida Bar, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Hill has received numerous professional recognitions throughout his distinguished legal career including the Florida Lawyer of the Year award, the George C. Carr Memorial Award for Excellence in Federal Practice, the Tampa Inn of Court Professionalism Award, the Hillsborough County Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer Award, the Hillsborough County Bar Trial Lawyers Section In the Trenches Award and the Florida Bar Solo and General Practice Section Tradition of Excellence Award. He has been named one of the Super Lawyers Top 10 Lawyers in Florida and among Florida Trend‘s Legal Elite.

Still active in the legal community, Hill is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Middle District of Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Committee, a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and the chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.

The Watkins Award is presented annually in honor of J. Ben Watkins, who was instrumental in founding the Stetson Law Review.

The Stetson Law Review is a premier academic journal published three times per year. Each issue is presented in a symposium format addressing contemporary legal topics.