Press Release
January 20, 2021

Suzanne E. Gilbert Receives the Orange County Bar Association’s William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award for 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 20, 2021) – Holland & Knight Partner Suzanne E. Gilbert was honored with the Orange County Bar Association's William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award for 2021. The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) announced the award on January 14.

Each year the OCBA honors members of the legal community whose conduct and career stand as a model of success built on unquestioned professionalism. As the OCBA's highest honor, recipients of the William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award are nominated by their peers based on career service, services to the community, services to the profession, consistently ethical conduct, courteous demeanor, high moral standards, professional behavior and have practiced law for 15 or more years. Glenn A. Adams, executive partner of Holland & Knight's Orlando office, received the award in 2018.

Ms. Gilbert has served as the practice group leader for Holland & Knight's Central Florida Litigation Group since 2007. She practices in the areas of financial and real estate litigation, business litigation and creditors' rights.

Ms. Gilbert is a leader in her profession and in the community. She currently serves on the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates, representing the OCBA, and on the ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. Ms. Gilbert has served on the board of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater for over 15 years, including a two-year term as its president. Additionally, Ms. Gilbert is a member of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission's advisory board.

Ms. Gilbert is consistently recognized as a leading attorney in her field by The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. She is also recognized as a member of Florida Trend's Legal Elite Hall of Fame. In 2019, the Orlando Business Journal named her among the area's "Women Who Mean Business."

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