Press Release
July 19, 2010

33 Holland & Knight Attorneys Named Legal Elite, Hall of Fame Inductees and 'Up and Comers' by Florida Trend Magazine

The Firm Leads the Pack with More Honorees Than Any Other Firm

TAMPA, Fla. – July 19, 2010 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 33 of the firm's attorneys have been named to Florida Trend magazine's 2010 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 948 Legal Elite attorneys represents 1.8 percent of the more than 64,000 Florida Bar members actively practicing in Florida. More than 17,500 votes were cast and the ballots were processed, checked and tabulated by Bradenton-based Outsource America and Suncoast Opinion Surveys in St Petersburg.

This year, five Holland & Knight attorneys were inducted into Florida Trend's Legal Elite Hall of Fame, which was created last year to honor those who have been Legal Elite winners 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.

Additionally, Florida Bar members are asked to participate by naming three best "up and coming" attorneys who exhibit leadership in the law and in their local communities. An attorney must have practiced law for less than 10 years or be less than 40 years of age to be eligible.

The following Holland & Knight attorneys were recognized as 2010 Florida Elite honorees, Hall of Fame inductees and 'Up and Comers:'


Daniel K. Bean – Commercial Litigation
George E. "Buddy" Schulz, Jr. – Commercial Litigation - Hall of Fame


Brett Alan Barfield – Commercial Litigation
Christopher Boyett – Wills, Trusts & Estates - Hall of Fame
Maria T. Currier - Health
John M. Hogan – Criminal Law
Judith Korchin – Commercial Litigation
Tiffani G. Lee – Commercial Litigation
Kevin E. Packman – Wills, Trusts & Estates
Roberto R. Pupo – Business Law
Lee Philip Teichner – Civil Trial
Stephen Patrick Warren - Up and Comer


Stephen Ball
– Labor & Employment
Min K. Cho - Up and Comer
Suzanne E. Gilbert – Commercial Litigation
Scott J. Johnson – Eminent Domain
A. Guy Neff – Real Estate Transactions
Heather Pinder Rodriguez – Construction
Roger W. Sims – Environmental & Land Use
Albert F. Tellechea – Civil Trial
William B. Wilson – Commercial Litigation


Martha W. Barnett – Government & Administrative - Hall of Fame
James M. Ervin – Tax
Jerome Hoffman – Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Gigi Rollini - Up and Comer
Lawrence Sellers – Environmental & Land Use - Hall of Fame
Karen Walker – Government & Administrative


Louis T. M. Conti – Business Law
Richard B. Hadlow – Business Law
John Arthur Jones – Wills, Trusts & Estates
Bradford D. Kimbro – Commercial Litigation
Joseph H. Varner, III – Commercial Litigation - Hall of Fame

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