There are many resources you can use to identify and research small law firms. A great starting point would be Martindale Hubbell, which is a listing of attorneys and firms, and allows you to search firms by practice area, firm size and location. Bar Associations in your desired locale usually keep lists of their members, and you should consider joining as a student member in order to start making connections. The American Bar Association is organized into divisions by practice area, and if you are interested in small firm practice, the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division is a good place to look. In fact, the Florida Bar has their own General Practice Solo and Small Firm Division which may guide you in the direction of small Florida firms.