FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 23, 2016) — Scott Knapp, a partner in Broad and Cassel’s Fort Lauderdale office, has been elected to serve as president of the B’nai B’rith Justice Unit #5207 (BBJU). He steps into the role after several years on the board in various positions.
BBJU #5207 is a local chapter of B’nai B’rith International, and the chapter’s membership is comprised of Jewish attorneys and judges located primarily in Broward County. BBJU sponsors social, educational and charitable programs for its members in conjunction with other Broward County voluntary bar associations and professional organizations. B’nai B’rith is one of the world’s oldest service organizations, having been founded in 1843, and is active in 56 countries on six continents.
Knapp is a member of Broad and Cassel’s Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Groups. He has a broad background in complex civil matters and has represented multiple clients, including health care providers, medical device manufacturers, food distributors, pharmaceutical and dietary supplement companies, as well as mortgage lenders and financial institutions in class action claims and multi-district litigation.
Active in various local community and professional organizations, he also serves on The Florida Bar’s Seventeenth Circuit Grievance Committee “J.”
News of this recognition comes on the heels of two other recent announcements for Knapp. In 2015, Knapp was awarded the Paul May Professionalism Award from the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association, and in January of this year, he received the 2016 Sigmund Steinberg Award for Alumni Service from Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi).
Knapp holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and received his juris doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.