Jane W. Muir, Shareholder

Jane Muir is a Shareholder, whose practice focuses on commercial litigation, contracts and general counsel. Her diverse litigation experience includes enforcing a variety business and construction contracts, fighting prosecuting partnership and real estate disputes, defending intellectual property rights, and recovering assets. She has been appointed to serve as Receiver in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, and she provides general counsel and drafts contracts to serve entrepreneurs and corporate entities. She is an “AV Preeminent” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, admitted to practice in Florida, as well as the  United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, and the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Tenth and Eleventh Circuit.

A fourth-generation resident of Miami, Ms. Muir attended the Hotchkiss School, before earning her degree from the University of Florida in Political Science and Art History. She continued her education at the University of Miami School of Law, where she met shareholder Paula Phillips while competing in the ABA National Negotiation Competition. Ms. Muir was captain of the Mock Trial Team, earned the John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship for excellence in Litigation Skills, and was admitted to the prestigious Order of Barristers for her performance in eighteen intramural and interscholastic competitions.

When she joined the legal profession in 2009, Ms. Muir became active in the voluntary bar. She has been elected to leadership positions, serving as President of the Coral Gables Bar Association, (after being elected to the board of directors, Treasurer and President-Elect) and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dade County Bar Association five times. She was the 2016-2017 Treasurer and is serving as the 2017-2018 Secretary of the Dade County Bar Association. She has lectured regarding organizational management, accounting and tax issues, social media, cybersecurity and technology for a variety of conferences and programs.

Ms. Muir is committed to serving the community. She was appointed to serve on a Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the 11th Circuit by the Florida Bar Board of Governors, which decides disciplinary action for lawyers. She is the current chair of the All-Grove Crime Watch, where she has worked to advocate for victims of crimes for the Court Watch Committee. She also supports Dade Legal Aid and Legal Services of Greater Miami. For her charitable efforts she has been awarded a Pro Bono Service Award for Innovative Projects by the Dade County Bar Association.

Ms. Muir has been recognized with several other significant honors and awards, such as the Florida Bar’s 2015 Young Lawyers Division’s Lynn Futch Most Productive Young Lawyer Award. The award honors a young lawyer who is not a member of the YLD Board of Governors, who has worked most diligently in the past year in Bar activities or law-related public activities, and who has an excellent reputation for legal abilities and integrity. She previously received the 2014 President’s Award from the Coral Gables Bar Association and the 2013 Alumni Leadership Award and the 2011 President’s Spirit of Achievement Award from the University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association. The Miami Herald named her one of “20 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in South Florida” for 2014 and Brickell Magazine named her to its 2016 list of Top 20 Professionals Under 40. She speaks Spanish.

Reach Jane at 786-533-1100 or at jane@phillipsmuir.com.