A Profile Of The 2009 H.T. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award
The Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce will present the H.T. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary contributions in community leadership and philanthropic endeavors to local prominent attorney and community activist, Dr. Larry R. Handfield.
A Bethune-Cookman University alumnus, Dr. Larry R. Handfield has the distinction of being the namesake of their music building and new athletic training center, as well as being appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the historically black college.
After his undergraduate education at Bethune-Cookman, Handfield attended the Howard University School of Law where he received a degree of Juris Doctor. Handfield, a Miami native, currently practices law as the head of The Handfield Law Firm and is proud to be the Chairman of the Police Oversight Board for the City of Miami whose responsibility is investigating police misconduct.
In addition, Dr. Handfield serves as the Chairman of the Board of the James E. Scott Community Association (JESCA), an organization famous for providing services that respond to the changing needs of underserved communities, as well as improving their quality of life.