BREAKING: THE HONORABLE BERTILLA SOTO HAS BEEN ELECTED AS THE NEW CHIEF JUDGE OF THE 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. More on this next week.
Word has reached us this Friday morning that Jim Best, DUI lawyer extraordinaire, former PD, outdoorsman, and all around nice guy, passed away last night from a recently diagnosed brain tumor.
(photo courtesy of Jason Grey)
Jim was one of those guys who was down to earth, loved a good joke, and fought hard for his clients. In the realm of DUI, no one fought harder. In the 1990's Jim rode the wave of specialized law firms and became one of the top DUI lawyers in Florida. In recent years we would see Jim every now and then, and he would regale us with tales of semi-retirement: with bass fishing with his son in the morning before doing a little work in the afternoon.
Sometimes the message gets lost in the daily hustle, but remember, life is about the small special moments.
Enjoy the upcoming weekend. Pop a cold one or a few in memory of Jim. He would like that.
See you in court.
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