We are proud to announce that
Arthenia Joyner, who serves as of counsel to our law firm, has received the Distinguished
Civil Rights Advocate Award from
The Lawyers’ Committee in conjunction with the
National Bar Association. She will be presented with the prestigious accolade during the NBA’s
88th Annual Convention on Tuesday July 30th from 6-9 pm at the Fontainebleau
Miami Beach located at 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140.
Ms. Joyner will be honored with the award for her outstanding efforts and
achievements concerning the issue of civil rights and equality. A pioneer
in the legal industry, she was the first black female attorney in Hillsborough
County. Always one to seize opportunities to make a lasting impact on
the community and help others, Joyner is known throughout the nation as
an ardent activist for civil and human rights issues.
Her incredible commitment and relentless efforts have earned her numerous
awards throughout her career as a Florida attorney and State Senator.
Recently, The Florida Association of Counties named Joyner the 2013 “County
Champion” for her dedication to local community members, government
issues and improving public policy. She was also one of 18 members of
the Florida Legislature recognized as “Champions of Florida’s
Middle Class” for her unyielding efforts to protect Florida’s
middle class through job protection, health care access and ethics reform.
We are proud to have such a dedicated and committed leader on our team at
Vanguard Attorneys. She has always stood for what she believes to be just and continues to
work to raise awareness and have a positive impact on civil rights issues
on a local, state and national level.