Celene Humphries

Brannock & Humphries
www.bhappeals.com

Awards and Honors

  • Appellate Court Rules Committee of The Florida Bar Outstanding Contribution Award
  • Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2011-2018
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section Chair’s Recognition Award
  • Florida Justice Association’s EAGLE Hall of Fame
  • Florida Justice Association’s Tipton Award
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2009 & 2010, 2012-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 50 Lawyers in Tampa Bay, 2013-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers, 2007-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 25 Women Lawyers in Tampa, 2007
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2004-2017
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating

Certifications and Bar Admissions

  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • All Florida Courts

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice.  Ms. Humphries is a member of the American Association for Justice.
  • Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar.   Ms. Humphries served on the Executive Council of The Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section and was the Chair of the Programs Committee. She is a Past Chair and a founding committee member of the Appellate Justice Conference, an event hosted by the Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges and the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar. She is also the planning chair and a faculty member of The Florida Bar’s Appellate Advocacy Workshop, a three-day appellate practice program taught by appellate judges and appellate practitioners.
  • Florida Appellate Court Rules Committee.   Ms. Humphries is a Past Parliamentarian of the Florida Appellate Court Rules Committee and is a Past Chair of the Civil Practice Rules Subcommittee.
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee.   Ms. Humphries is a Past Chair of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "B" of The Florida Bar.
  • Florida Justice Association.   Ms. Humphries is extremely active in the Florida Justice Association.  She previously served on the Board of Directors, and is currently serving a second term as Chair of the Appellate Practice Section.  She is also Chair of the Case Law Insider Telephone Seminar.  She is an active member of the Amicus Curiae Committee, frequently writing amicus briefs on behalf of the FJA in some of the most important appeals that affect Florida’s citizens.  The Florida Justice Association has awarded Ms. Humphries the Tipton Award in recognition of her contributions as an appellate lawyer, and also included her into the EAGLE Hall of Fame in recognition of her long-standing commitment and years of work to protect Florida’s civil justice system.
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society.  Ms. Humphries is a member of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society.
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association.   Ms. Humphries is a Past Chair of the Appellate Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court.   Ms. Humphries is a Master of the Bench in the J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court.
  • Judicial Nominating Committee.   Ms. Humphries is a past Chair of the nine-person Judicial Nominating Committee for the Second District Court of Appeal.
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Board.  Ms. Humphries is a member of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board.
  • Second District Court of Appeal Historical Society.   Ms. Humphries is the President and a founding officer of the Second District Court of Appeal Historical Society.
  • Other professional associations.   Other associations include membership in the American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers and Judges, the Federal Bar Association, and the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association.

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