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SFLG Selects Denise M. Heekin, JoLinda Herring, and David C. Miller of BMO as 2021 Top Lawyers

Updated: May 18, 2022

The South Florida Legal Guide (SFLG), part of the South Florida Business & Wealth family of publications, has selected Denise M. Heekin, Esq.; JoLinda Herring, Esq.; and David C. Miller, Esq. of Bryant Miller Olive P.A. (BMO) as Top Lawyers in its 2021 issue. Heekin, Herring and Miller are all based in BMO’s Miami office.

This is the second consecutive year that Heekin and Miller have received the Top Lawyers designation.

For two decades, SFLG has proven to be a definitive guide to top lawyers, firms, and litigation and forensic support CPAs in South Florida. Going into its 21st edition, SFLG currently publishes listings including Top Lawyers, Top Law Firms, Top Up and Comer lawyers, and CPAs in litigation and forensic support.

Selections to SFLG’s Top Lawyers, Top Law Firms, and Top Up and Comer lawyers are based entirely on ballots presented annually to the legal community. Nominees are further vetted by the SFLG editorial team, including a review of accomplishments and standings with The Florida Bar.

“It is a great honor for our attorneys to be recognized as South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers,” said BMO CEO and Managing Shareholder JoLinda Herring. “It is a true testament to our firm’s professionalism as this recognition is determined by respectability and achievements.”

“Serving management exclusively, our Labor and Employment attorneys are experienced and successful trial and appellate lawyers, and Denise and David are greatly valued by our firm and our clients in the Labor and Employment Law practice,” Herring continued. “BMO has also built a diverse group of talented and experienced lawyers within our Public Finance practice, and I’m proud to represent this practice in our Miami office and throughout the state of Florida.”

Heekin is board-certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar and is the managing shareholder of BMO’s Miami office. An attorney for nearly 30 years, she has represented management exclusively in the practice of labor and employment law throughout her legal career, and has advised clients in both the private and public sectors in all aspects of labor and employment law. For more information about Heekin, visit

Herring was newly elected as the firm’s CEO and managing shareholder. Her practice is dedicated to municipal law, governmental tax-exempt financings and blue sky securities law, with expertise in commercial paper programs. She currently serves as bond counsel to the Sunshine State Governmental Financing Commission and was also instrumental in creating the Florida Municipal Loan Council and the Florida Rural Utility Financing Commission; she currently serves as bond counsel to both entities. To learn more about Herring, visit

Miller, a shareholder of BMO’s Miami office, is board-certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar. An attorney for more than 20 years, Miller’s focus is on labor unions, employment litigation and human resources counseling. He also represents public sector employers who sponsor pension plans. Miller is a past Chair of the City, County, and Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar, which represents the interests of Florida’s governmental attorneys and has approximately 1,700 members. For more information about Miller, visit

BMO’s Labor and Employment lawyers are experienced and successful trial and appellate lawyers. They have served some of their clients for 10, 20 and 30 years or more. Some of the matters they handle are employment litigation, personnel policies and procedures, everyday advice, investigations, Florida public employer pension plans, union avoidance, union representation campaigns and elections, collective bargaining, grievances and labor arbitrations, National Labor Relations Board proceedings, Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, charges of discrimination, and more. BMO’s Labor and Employment practice in Miami has been recognized three years in a row as the best employment litigation department of the year in the small firms category by the Daily Business Review.

As one of the top public finance firms in the Southeast U.S., BMO has represented over 500 clients, including state and local governments, nonprofits and financial institutions. Its public finance attorneys are known for their meaningful community participation and active involvement in industry groups.

The 2021 South Florida Legal Guide was released in April 2021.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of BMO


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