Press Release
July 6, 2011

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

MIAMI – July 6, 2011 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 30 of the firm's attorneys have been named to Florida Trend magazine's 2011 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 1,352 Legal Elite attorneys represents approximately 2 percent of the more than 66,000 Florida Bar members actively practicing in Florida.

This year, seven Holland & Knight attorneys were included in Florida Trend's Legal Elite Hall of Fame, which was created to honor those who have been Legal Elite winners for each of the past seven years. A diverse panel of lawyers was consulted to evaluate the Legal Elite and make the final selection of Hall of Fame honorees. Holland & Knight has more members of the Hall of Fame than any other law firm.

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 2011 Florida Elite, Hall of Fame honorees and 'Up and Comers:'


Daniel K. Bean – Commercial Litigation

George E. "Buddy" Schulz, Jr. – Civil Trial - Hall of Fame


Edward W. "Ed" Vogel, III – Public Finance & Bonds


Brett Alan Barfield – Commercial Litigation

Christopher Boyett – Wills, Trusts & Estates - Hall of Fame

J. Raul Cosio – Commercial Litigation

Judith Korchin – Commercial Litigation - Hall of Fame

Tiffani G. Lee – Commercial Litigation

Louise McAlpin – Commercial Litigation

Tracy Ann Nichols – Commercial Litigation

Kevin E. Packman – Wills, Trusts & Estates

Lee Philip Teichner – Civil Trial


Suzanne E. Gilbert – Commercial Litigation

Scott J. Johnson – Eminent Domain

Roger W. Sims – Eminent Domain - Hall of Fame

Albert F. Tellechea – Civil Trial

William B. Wilson – Commercial Litigation


Nathan A. Adams – Commercial Litigation

Martha W. Barnett – Government & Administration - Hall of Fame

Jerome Hoffman – Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Gigi Rollini – Up and Comer

Shannon Hartsfield – Health

Lawrence Sellers – Government & Administration - Hall of Fame 

Karen Walker – Government & Administration


Richard B. Hadlow – Business Law

John Arthur Jones – Wills, Trusts & Estates

Bradford D. Kimbro – Commercial Litigation

Robert Kline – Wills, Trusts & Estates

Joseph H. Varner, III – Commercial Litigation - Hall of Fame

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