HOUSTON, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- National trial law firm Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP ("EMH") announced the opening of its South Florida office today. EMH now has offices from coast to coast—in Texas, California and Florida. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161129/443826LOGO Kristina "Tina" B. Pett and Wendy L. Furman, formerly of Pett Furman, PL in Boca Raton, are joining the firm as partners to launch the Florida office. David McDowell, EMH's managing partner, says, "We are thrilled to join forces with Tina and Wendy. We have worked with both for many years and have tremendous respect for them as lawyers and as people. Our clients requested that we have a physical presence in Florida, and we are excited to address that request with the caliber of lawyers found at Pett Furman." "We are responding to client demand. EMH is committed to providing outstanding legal work at competitive rates across the country. With offices in Texas and California, expansion to Florida is the logical next step," says EMH founding partner Tom Hetherington. EMH is a 43-lawyer trial firm that has handled complex commercial litigation in almost every state since the firm was founded in 2009. Tina Pett and Wendy Furman, who have extensive experience in commercial and financial services litigation, say they are pleased to join a firm with a national reach.