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Josh Burnett Talks Stucco Defects to NBC-2 News

Josh Burnett, co-founder of Burnett Wilson Reeder, recently sat down with NBC’s Ft. Myers affiliate NBC-2 News to discuss the stucco crisis in Florida.  While the story originated in Ft. Myers, NBC-2 News quickly learned that the stucco problem spreads far beyond the boundaries of Ft. Myers, reaching virtually every county in Florida where stucco has been applied over wood framing.  The story focuses on the time limitations imposed by the Legislature and serves as an alert to all who have purchased homes built within the last 10 years.  If you have stucco issues and your home was built within the last 10 years, do not hesitate to reach out to us. In addition to the timing issue, there are many other issues gripping homeowners who have suffered from shoddy stucco work.  The attorneys at Burnett Wilson Reeder are extremely familiar with the builders, builders’ litigation tactics and the multitude of issues facing homeowners.  Our firm has experienced Board Certified Civil Law trial attorneys to take on the builders.    If you have any questions about a potential stucco problem, please do not hesitate to call us.  Click the link below to watch the story....

Two BWR Attorneys Attain Board Certification Status

We are proud to announce that Matthew L. Wilson and M. Lee Reeder have both been awarded Board Certification Status in Civil Trial Law.  Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are certified in Civil Trial Law and Board Certification status represents the highest level of expertise in Civil Trial Law as recognized by the Florida Bar.  It is only fitting that Matt and Lee attain this status together as the two have successfully tried numerous cases together.  In order to become Board Certified, Matt and Lee had to practice law for at least five years; actively participate in the specialty of civil trial – 50 percent of more – during the three years preceding application; conduct a specified number of trials, including a certain number as lead counsel; be evaluated for competency, ethics and professionalism by judges and peers; complete 50 hours of continuing legal education within the three years preceding application; and, pass a written examination demonstrating knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the field of civil law to justify the representation of special competence in this area of law to the legal profession and to the public.  Needless to say, becoming Board Certified in Civil Trial Law is a major accomplishment.  Congratulations to Matt and Lee!                                        Matthew L. Wilson, B.C.S.            M. Lee Reeder,...