Category: Phillip A. Hubbart
Roy Black’s Mentor, Phillip Hubbart, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daily Business Review
Lifetime Achievement: Former Miami-Dade Public Defender Surprised Courts by Demanding Trials Roy Black has also published several other blog articles on Phil Hubbart. Phillip A. Hubbart Hubbart: The Reaction Hubbart FACDL
On Saturday May 12, 2012 I had the pleasure of presenting the FACDL life time achievement award to my former boss Phillip Hubbart. I have written of him before in this blog and I feel an obligation to tell his story and to keep his vision alive.
I have received a huge outpouring of support for Phil: blog comments, Facebook posts, emails, and phone calls from former and present assistant PDs, former law clerks, and a lot of lawyers. All of them from the heart and worth more than some piece of silverware with an inscription. The love and respect comes from everyone who worked with him.
I became a criminal lawyer on the corner of Bird Road and Dixie Highway on November 3, 1970. I had just passed the bar exam and was driving downtown to a job interview. I didn’t have any great prospects and knew little about Miami law firms or even the practice of law, but hope springs eternal and it blossomed in this mundane intersection. It was election day and Phil Hubbart was standing on a small island that is no longer there, holding up a campaign sign while waving at cars, seeking votes for public defender.