Florida, Fla. (September 16, 2013) – Plaintiff attorney David C. Prather, a partner at the Florida law firm of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin, has been named the 2014 West Palm Beach Lawyer of the Year in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants by the prestigious publication Best Lawyers in America.

Although Prather works exclusively on behalf of personal injury plaintiffs, he claimed an award usually reserved for defense attorneys. While initially perplexed, Prather takes the nomination as a sign of respect from opposing counsel.

“I am humbled by the admiration I have received from attorneys on both sides of the courtroom,” Prather explained, “At the end of the day, this award is about recognition from my peers; I am honored to accept this award.”

Prather was also named among the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 in both the Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs and Defendants categories.

Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising over four million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. The annual Best Lawyers publication has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Since no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

David C. Prather is a Board certified civil trial attorney with nearly 20 years of experience, who specializes in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability litigation. He currently serves on the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors, and is also past president of the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association.