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Carlton Fields’ Edith G. Osman Selected to Receive University of Miami School of Law Professionalism Award

Miami, Fla. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that attorney Edith G. Osman was selected as the winner of the University of Miami School of Law’s Henry Latimer Professionalism Award. The award recognizes a graduate of the law school who exemplifies ethical behavior, professionalism, humanity, service, and kindness to all. 

Osman will be recognized at the 71st Annual Law Alumni & Student Bar Association Morning Spirits and Homecoming Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, November 9 at the Donna E. Shalala Student Center in Coral Gables. She will be presented with the award by her Carlton Fields colleague Jason Kairalla, the current president of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association.

Osman is deeply involved in the legal community. She was the second female president of The Florida Bar. She also served as president of several other bar associations including the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, and the First Family Law Inns of Court. She holds leadership positions within the American Bar Association: State Delegate for Florida and member of the ABA Nominating Committee and House of Delegates Steering Committee. Her board positions include the Executive Committee of the Anti-Defamation League, the ABA Fund for Justice and Education, Temple Beth Am, Florida’s Children First, and the Holocaust Memorial.

At Carlton Fields, Osman’s practice includes business litigation, matrimonial law, and mediation. She has significant experience representing clients in dissolution of marriage proceedings, resolving complex family law disputes, post-divorce modifications and enforcement proceedings, child custody and time sharing disputes, equitable distribution of marital assets, negotiating and drafting pre- and postnuptial agreements, and paternity actions. 

Osman is a trained collaborative professional who works with teams of neutral mental health and financial experts to resolve family law cases out of court. She is also a Florida Supreme Court certified civil mediator and a Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator.

She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law and her B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


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