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Posted on Wed, Mar. 17, 2004
Joan Fleischman/Talk of Our Town

ON THE DEFENSE

Three Miami lawyers make The National Law Journal -- its list of top 10 ''defense wins'' of 2003. Kenneth J. Reilly (Shook, Hardy & Bacon) earned a mention for his representation of Philip Morris and Lorillard Tobacco Co. Former flight attendant Gail Routh alleged she got lung cancer from secondhand smoke. The jury found that secondhand smoke can cause cancer -- but did not cause her cancer. Her lawyers: Stuart R. Silver and Steven K. Hunter.

And, David O. Markus (Hirsch & Markus) and Brian Tannebaum (Tannebaum, Planas & Weiss) won an acquittal for British West Indies Airways flight attendant Frances Dow, accused of trying to smuggle 15 pounds of cocaine into the United States. She faced 10 years to life. Prosecutors: Benjamin and Gerald (''Ben & Jerry'') Greenberg, sons of Miami-Dade First Assistant County Attorney Murray Greenberg. The federal jury walked Dow -- in 12 minutes.