Three Partners At Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP Named In Florida Super Lawyers 2013


MIAMI – Partners Lance A. Harke, Sarah Clasby Engel and Howard M. Bushman, of the Miami Shores-based commercial litigation and consumer class action law firm of Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP, ( have recently been named in Florida Super Lawyers 2013.

Harke is recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer in the areas of Class Action/Mass Torts, Business Litigation and Civil Litigation Defense. He concentrates his trial practice in the areas of products liability, insurance and complex class action and other commercial and consumer litigation matters. Harke graduated from the University of Florida, with high honors and received his B.A. degree in Philosophy. He received his law degree from University of Miami School of Law, where he graduatedcum laude, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Law Review. In addition, Harke was included in the Top 100 Miami Florida Super Lawyers in 2012 and has been recognized as aFlorida Super Lawyer in 2006, 2009-2012.

Engel is recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer in the areas of Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Her practice areas include insurance litigation, employment matters, products liability matters, consumer class action litigation and general commercial litigation. Engel is a partner at Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP and is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator for circuit and county court civil matters. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 1990 with an undergraduate degree in English and received her law degree from University of Miami School of Law in 1993, where she graduated magna cum laude. She has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2008-2012.

Bushman is recognized as a Florida Rising Star in the areas of Class Action/Mass Torts and Business Litigation. He is a partner at the firm and concentrates his practice on multi-state consumer class action litigation, mass tort litigation, insurance litigation, employment matters, criminal defense, professional malpractice and general and complex commercial litigation. Bushman graduated from Michigan State University, with honors and received his B.A. in Hospitality Business. He received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 2000, where he graduated cum laude. Bushman has been recognized as a Florida Rising Star in 2009, 2011-2012.

Super Lawyers selects the top lawyers in Florida through an extensive multi-phased selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The goal of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of lawyers to be used as a resource to assist lawyers and sophisticated consumers in the search for legal counsel. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This prestigious list represents the top 5% of Florida lawyers. Rising Starsrecognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years of age or younger, or who have been practicing law for ten years or less.


Miami Shores-based Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP was established by founding partner and trial lawyer, Lance A. Harke in 2000. The firm represents clients throughout the State of Florida and in courts across the country in a wide range of commercial law matters related to commercial litigation, business torts, consumer class actions, securities class actions, product liability, insurance litigation, general civil litigation, general commercial litigation, civil appeals, prescription drug issues, employment matters, bad faith issues, professional malpractice, medical malpractice, and appellate practice.

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