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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