Press Release
June 30, 2009

49 Holland & Knight Partners Named Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine

Five Holland & Knight Partners Named to Legal Elite's Hall of Fame

TAMPA – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 49 of the firm's partners have been named to Florida Trend magazine's 2009 Legal Elite list. The Florida Legal Elite are the top lawyers practicing in Florida, according to the results of the magazine's statewide attorney surveys.

This year’s list of 918 Legal Elite attorneys represents less than 2% of the nearly 63,000 Florida Bar members practicing in Florida. More than 15,000 votes were cast and the ballots were processed, checked and tabulated by Bradenton-based Outsource America and Suncoast Opinion Surveys in St. Petersburg.

The following Holland & Knight partners were recognized as 2009 Florida Legal Elite honorees:


Daniel K. Bean

George E. Schulz, Jr.


Edward W. Vogel, III


Brett A. Barfield

Christopher W. Boyett

Kelly-Ann Cartwright

J. Raul Cosio

Maria T. Currier

Joseph G. Goldstein

Frances F. Guasch

Jorge Hernandez-Torano

Mitchell E. Herr

John M. Hogan

Adolfo E. Jimenez

Judith M. Korchin

Tiffani G. Lee

Juan J. Mayol, Jr.

Peter Prieto

Robert R. Pupo

Lee Philip Teichner


Stephen T. Ball

Suzanne E. Gilbert

Scott J. Johnson

Tom McAleavey

A. Guy Neff, Jr.

Kathryn W. Oberto

Roger W. Sims

Ben W. Subin

Albert F. Tellechea

William B. Wilson


Martha W. Barnett

Lawrence N. Curtin

Frederick R. Dudley

James M. Ervin, Jr.

Jerome W. Hoffman

Shannon Hartsfield

Lawrence E. Sellers, Jr.

Karen D. Walker


Michael L. Chapman

Louis T. M. Conti

William B. deMeza, Jr.

Homer Duval III

Richard B. Hadlow

William F. Hamilton

John Arthur Jones

Bradford D. Kimbro

Robert J. Kline

Joseph H. Varner III

For the first time since Florida Trend published Legal Elite six years ago, the magazine presents the 2009 Legal Elite Hall of Fame. To be considered, an attorney must have been a Legal Elite winner for each of the past five years. A panel of lawyers were consulted to evaluate the Legal Elite and make the final selection of Hall of Fame honorees.

Five of Holland & Knight's Legal Elite were named to the Hall of Fame including:

· Martha W. Barnett (Tallahassee)

· Christopher W. Boyett (Miami)

· George E. Schulz, Jr. (Jacksonville)

· Lawrence E. Sellers, Jr. (Tallahassee)

· Joseph H. Varner, III. (Tampa)

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