Civil Justice Project Showcases Chris Searcy As Attorney Who Makes Difference for Consumers
West Palm Beach, FL (September 8, 2011) – Attorney Chris Searcy, a prominent name in South Florida civic and charitable circles, is featured in the summer/fall edition of Civil Justice Project News in an article spotlighting his long-time advocacy of consumer rights and causes.
“So many unsuspecting consumers are victimized by unsafe products and unscrupulous business practices,” says Searcy. “I’m only one of thousands of people who stand up for consumer rights – but I believe that the power of one can be powerful indeed.”
In the last 40 years, Searcy has earned a reputation for his unflagging commitment to organizations such as Autism Speaks, Boys & Girls Clubs, The Arc, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Lord’s Place, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, and many other non-profit causes. He is a member of the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy; a member of the Advisory Board of Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida, Inc.; an emeritus member of the Board of Overseers of Stetson University College of Law; and serves on several foundations and committees affiliated with his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Virginia. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Benjamin School in northern Palm Beach County.
Searcy’s firm, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, handles personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial litigation cases from offices in West Palm Beach and Tallahassee. Searcy is past president of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers and is named in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a diplomate of the American Association for Justice, a member of the International Society of Barristers, and an advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. A past president of the Florida Justice Association, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society.
The Civil Justice Project works to preserve citizens’ rights to seek redress through the courts, and to advance consumer health and safety issues such as protecting workers’ rights, improving workplace conditions, and ensuring safe drugs and medical devices.