Finance Monthly Law Award 2011
Winner in the category of - Private Equity Law Firm of the Year, USA. The Finance Monthly Law Awards exists to celebrate the companies who consistently deliver excellence within the legal profession. It is unequivocally one of the most recognizable awards supplements published today with a truly global reach (Finance Monthly).


1991-2015Martindale-Hubbell AV Attorney Rating. Mr. Latour was again was rated “AV” by his peers. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions. (excerpted from the Martindale-Hubbell website)


2010: Mr. Latour was selected to "Florida's Legal Elite" again in 2010 as one of only three immigration attorneys selected statewide. Florida Trend Magazine's premiere recognition for attorneys is peer-based and invites all in-state members of the Florida Bar to participate. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. The ballots were processed, checked and tabulated by Bradenton-based Outsource America and Suncoast Opinion Surveys in St. Petersburg. The resulting list of 1,160 attorneys represents approximately 1.8% of the over 64,000 active Florida Bar members who practice in the state. Click here for full details about this award.


2004: Florida Trend Magazine [Florida's #1 Business Magazine] names José E. Latour among "Florida's Legal Elite", a select group of 1.6% of Florida's top attorneys.  Identified among over 54,000 Florida Bar Members, Mr. Latour was one of 15 attorneys identified as the most distinguished International Law attorneys in Florida.  Among others in the group of selected international counsel were members of leading state and national firms.


  • 2002: "Inc. Magazine Web Award" - Inc. Magazine, the nation's leading small business publication, names José E. Latour's business US immigration web site as one of the top 15 business sites on the Internet. With over 30,000 daily independent readers logging onto the site, Usvisanews was considered the among the most respected and widely read business US immigration sites in the world. Click here to see what Inc. Magazine had to say.

  • 1999: Inc. Magazine/Cisco Systems "Growing with Technology Award" - Inc. Magazine and Cisco Systems, the multibillion dollar network industry leader, named Mr. Latour's law firm "One of America's Top Ten Internet/Virtual Companies", citing Mr. Latour's innovative use of technology to reinvent the delivery of online legal services. Click here to see the magazine article.