A JAABLOG poster said it best and succinctly:
'Joe Varon was the finest lawyer to ever walk the halls of the Broward County Courthouse. He was a gentleman whose word was his bond, well respected by everyone who knew him and admired by every trial lawyer in this county. There is no room for sniping about this fine man. He was a credit to the profession and would there be more like him.'
Joe Varon was a mentor, a master, a monster of a lawyer whose tenacity and grit, whose passion and determination has been unmatched in South Florida. I have missed him these past years and will miss him more still.
I know this blog has retired a bit with the responsibilities I took on as a weekly newspaper publisher, but Joe Varon's legacy is simply that he was the best, the classiest, the most distinguished criminal defense lawyer to ever grace the Broward County Courthouse.
And somewhere I have a better picture.