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VER THE PAST SEVERAL DECADES, Steve Yerrid and the trial law yers of The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A., have built one of the most successful civil trial practices in the country. Led by Yerrid, who has represented clients in a multitude of high-stakes and precedent-setting cases, the firm has secured more than 300 settlements and verdicts of $1 million or more (which includes numerous 8 and 9 figure results) for individuals and the families of those injured or killed by the wrongdoing of others. “We exert every effort to ensure that our clients have the strongest possible voice in court, even against the most formidable and well-funded wrongdoers,” Yerrid said. “We strive to secure appropriate monetary reparations, but also to make a difference and prevent similar incidents and tragedies from repeating—whether that’s in a specific circumstance or in a nationwide industry. Our lawyers are comfortable with uphill battles against formidable foes because we have won so many of them.”

Yerri d’s rep u t at io n fo r overco ming improbable odds dates back to 1980. That year, he successfully defended John Lerro, the harbor pilot who commanded the 608foot bulk freighter that struck the mammoth Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, causing its collapse and 35 fatalities. As a result, the new Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which opened in 1987, serves as a template for the construction of new bridges not only in the United States, but throughout the world. The enormity of the case drew international attention and continues to resonate with the Tampa Bay community, so much so that in 2019, a needed documentary about the event and its dramatic courtroom aftermath will premiere. The Skyway Bridge Disaster explores how then-30-year-old Yerrid won Lerro’s complete exoneration using an “Act of God” defense, in which he proved that nothing humanly possible could have been done to change the outcome or alter the course of events that took place. “Defending John Lerro was an unforgettable experience and truly an honor,” said Yerrid,

who produced The Skyway Bridge Disaster with Florida filmmaker Frankie VanDeBoe. “It was one of my earliest professional achievements and my relationship with John— even since his passing years ago—keeps me grounded every day.” Yerrid was in the national spotlight again in the 1990s when he was tapped as the youngest member of the 11 trial lawyers selected by the late Governor Chiles, referred to as his “Dream Team,” in the State of Florida’s historic lawsuit against the then-undefeated cigarette industry on behalf of Florida taxpayers and children. The case resulted in a $13 billion settlement which at the time, was the largest civil monetary settlement in U.S. history. Of equal importance were the advertising restrictions mandated to the cigarette industry and the subsequent societal sea change that drastically reduced youth smoking. “That outcome yielded unprecedented concessions that stopped child pandering, eliminated billboards, vending machines, and Joe Camel and permanently retired the


back row, left to right : Gable Yerrid, Dave Besse, Heather Barnes, Ralph Gonzalez, Steve Yerrid, Cindy Jameson, Britni Fitzgerald, Carmen Sullivan seated, left to right : Elizabeth Haun, Jeff Murphy, Erika Vento, Mona Heilman, David Dickey, Keith O’Dell

Marlboro Man, as well as created tobacco prevention programs built around youth,” he said. “Ironically, as part of the settlement, we required Big Tobacco to fund the Truth.org campaign, which continues to lead a major anti-smoking movement in the United States.” In 2006 he obtained a $216 million verdict, which remains the largest medical malpractice verdict in Florida history. In 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused one of the largest maritime disasters in the nation’s history, Florida Governor Crist appointed Steve Yerrid as the special counsel to handle the tragedy and its aftermath. Subsequently, Yerrid was retained by Mayor Buckhorn to represent the City of Tampa in its litigation, and he secured $27 million, the largest recovery BP Oil paid to any United States city. Given his proven talents both in and out of the courtroom, Yerrid has received many accolades. He has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America © on several occasions. In 2016, he was

honored to be inducted into the National Trial Lawyer Association’s Hall of Fame—a group comprising the countr y ’s mos t distinguished trial law yers, who have all earned recognition as champions for justice. He has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career, and he is particularly proud to have been a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates for the last 25 years. The Inner Circle is an invitation-only elite organization composed of the top 100 plaintiffs’ lawyers in the country. Most recently, The Yerrid Law Firm has been repeatedly hired to handle matters that involved sports fatalities and catastrophic events. The results Yerrid and his firm have achieved on behalf of both college and high school student-athletes who were injured or died during practices and conditioning drills have resulted in widespread changes to both university and high school safety protocols. Currently, he is also one of the lead lawyers in a “bellwether case” against MGM Resorts International representing victims of the

horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 58 died and more than 500 were injured while attending an outdoor music festival in 2017. “We have handled nearly every type of catastrophe imaginable,” Yerrid said. “Clients put their trust in us in the aftermath of these tragedies. That trust is sacred and serves as our inspiration.”

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Bet-the-Company Litigation HUTTON & DOMINKO Steven D. Hutton

• Leisure and Hospitality Law • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions • Media Law • Medical Malpractice Law • Mergers & Acquisitions Law* • Municipal Law • Natural Resources Law • Nonprofit / Charities Law • Personal Injury Litigation • Privacy and Data Security Law • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law • Product Liability Litigation • Professional Malpractice Law • Public Finance Law • Qui Tam Law • Real Estate Law* • Securities / Capital Markets Law • Tax Law* • Technology Law • Trade Secrets Law • Trusts and Estates* • Utilities Law • Venture Capital Law • Water Law • Workers’ Compensation Law

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MATTHEWS, EASTMOORE, HARDY, CRAUWELS & GARCIA A. Lamar Matthews, Jr.

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Commercial Litigation BENTLEY & BRUNING Morgan R. Bentley

BLALOCK WALTERS Charles F. Johnson III, Fred E. Moore HUTTON & DOMINKO Steven D. Hutton ICARD, MERRILL, CULLIS, TIMM, FUREN & GINSBURG Charles J. Bartlett MATTHEWS, EASTMOORE, HARDY, CRAUWELS & GARCIA Martin Garcia, A. Lamar Matthews, Jr. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Anthony J. Abate, Steven J. Chase, Daniel J. DeLeo

Community Association Law LUTZ, BOBO & TELFAIR Scott E. Gordon

Construction Law ADAMS AND REESE Thomas H. Dart

BAND GATES & DRAMIS George J. Dramis III DONALD D. CLARK Donald D. Clark GURLEY & ASSOCIATES David E. Gurley ICARD, MERRILL, CULLIS, TIMM, FUREN & GINSBURG Charles J. Bartlett, Thomas F. Icard, Jr. MATTHEWS, EASTMOORE, HARDY, CRAUWELS & GARCIA A. Lamar Matthews, Jr. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Anthony J. Abate

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Criminal Defense: White-Collar THE BYRD LAW FIRM L. Derek Byrd

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law MOORE BOWMAN & REESE S. William Moore

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Health Care Law

DONNA TISCH MEDIATION Donna J. Tisch

Intellectual Property Law ADAMS AND REESE Jason Gaskill (IP*)

SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Douglas A. Cherry (C, IP*, P, T)

Land Use & Zoning Law BERLIN PATTEN EBLING Brenda L. Patten BLALOCK WALTERS Mark P. Barnebey ICARD, MERRILL, CULLIS, TIMM, FUREN & GINSBURG Michael J. Furen, William W. Merrill III LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT K. LINCOLN Robert K. Lincoln WILLIAMS PARKER HARRISON DIETZ & GETZEN Charles D. Bailey, Jr.

Legal Malpractice Law DAVID J. SALES David J. Sales (D)

Medical Malpractice Law DICKINSON & GIBBONS Ralph L. Marchbank, Jr. (D)

GROSSMAN ROTH YAFFA COHEN William E. Partridge (P)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Benjamin R. Hanan

Personal Injury Litigation DONNA TISCH MEDIATION Donna J. Tisch (D)

GROSSMAN ROTH YAFFA COHEN William E. Partridge (P) HEINTZ & BECKER Steven E. Heintz (P) ICARD, MERRILL, CULLIS, TIMM, FUREN & GINSBURG Robert G. Lyons (P)


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Banker Lopez Gassler: Chris W. Altenbernd (Appellate Practice, 2019) is representing Hillsborough County Commissioner Stacy White in an appeal against a tax known as All For Transportation that was approved by voters in November 2018. White is arguing that a state statute is being violated by the charter amendment. A circuit court judge in Hillsborough County already struck down some provisions of the law but left the tax in place. White is asking that his appeal be joined to another lawsuit that is challenging a tax bond validation in the same law. The Chair of All For Transportation, Tyler Hudson plans to have his group move forward with implementation in spite of the appeal.

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Larson & Larson: Justin Miller (Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2017) is representing the family of Imani Bell, a 16-year-old student of Elite Scholars Academy in Clayton County, who died after participating in outdoor activities that saw temperatures over 100 degrees. After running stairs in temperatures that were reportedly 109 degrees, Bell collapsed and later died after paramedics rushed to the scene. The school appears to have violated district policy that mandates all outside athletic activities be stopped once the heat index reaches 95 degrees. “The school has a policy,” Miller said. “The Georgia High School Athletic Association has a policy. Everyone has a policy, but no one was making sure the policy was being followed.” Miller has stated that the school has been reluctant to provide information regarding the circumstances of Bell’s death. Miller is also a cousin of Bell. Morgan & Morgan: David ► Henry (Personal Injury Litigation

- Plaintiffs, 2020) represented the Shaka Bar in Pensacola, FL. from a rival bar that sought to have the name changed because it sounded too similar. The owner of Sandshaker Bar reached a compromise with the Shaka Bar’s owners to have a Hawaiian ‘hang loose’ hand gesture underneath their logo to further David G. Henry symbolize a Hawaii theme. In the original lawsuit, the Sandshaker contended that tourists were often confusing The Shaka bar with The Sandshaker and were losing business. The lawsuit lasted over three years and in the end, the owners of the Shaka Bar were able to keep their name. “We always contended it was an action without merit and that is what it was,” Henry said.

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Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara, Kinman & Bocchino: Mindy McLaughlin (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2019) is returning as a board member of the Athena Society in the Tampa Bay area. The organization was founded in 1976 to support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. The advocacy group is made up of 20 leading business and professional women to offer scholarships to high school females and academic grants to women seeking support in their careers. Greenberg Taurig: Kimberly Mello (Appellate Practice, 2019) is relocating from the firm’s Tampa Bay office to the Orlando office. “We are pleased to welcome Kimberly to the Orlando office and look forward to working with her,” said Orlando L. Evora, co-managing shareholder of the Orlando office. “Her significant experience in appellate matters will no doubt be beneficial to many of our clients.” Mello serves on the board of trustees of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, and on the board of directors for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Additionally, she is also a member of the firm’s National Appellate Practice, has represented clients in over 600 appellate matters in state and federal courts, including the Florida Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and Florida’s District Courts of Appeal. Compiled by Joseph Begonis NOTE: Lawyers listed in Best Lawyers are indicated by their selected practice area(s) in parentheses along with the first year they were included in the Best Lawyers list. To be included in next year’s In the News feature, please email us your news at: news@bestlawyers.com.

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obert F. McKee: Robert F. McKee (Employment Law – Individuals, Labor and Employment Law, 2012) is representing firefighter Lt. Jason Francis, who received a thyroid cancer diagnosis, against the city of St. Petersburg. A new state law provides benefits to firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer, but the city claims that his diagnosis came in May of 2018, well before the July 1, 2019 date the law went into effect. Francis, a 16-year veteran of the St. Petersburg Fire Department underwent surgery to have his thyroid and several lymph nodes removed. “The principal benefit is assistance with all the out-ofpocket expenses that a cancer patient undergoing treatment would endure,” said McKee. “As far as the city’s concerned, he’s out of luck.” Francis and McKee dispute the city’s claim and contend that the diagnosis came in January of 2019. “I have no idea where they got that from,” Francis said at a press conference when asked about the May 2018 date. “I have medical documents from the

hospital that state I was diagnosed on January 9 of this year.” In spite of the diagnosis arriving before the law went into effect, they feel that the city should provide some assistance. “I’m just not looking forward to the battle. I thought they would treat me like a human asset,” Francis stated. In a statement to WFLA, a St. Petersburg City spokesperson argued that Francis did not qualify for the benefit under the law because his diagnosis occurred in May 2018, whereas the law went into effect July 1, 2019. However, McKee believes that the lawsuit will force the courts to test how far back retroactive coverage will be allowed. Other than the dispute regarding date of diagnosis, Francis meets all criteria for assistance under the new law. State Rep. Chris Latvala, a sponsor of the bill, released a statement from his office criticizing the city for the treatment of Francis and noted that the intent of the bill was not to make July 1, 2019 a hard cutoff date.

“I thought they would treat me like a human asset.”

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Bajo Cuva Cohen & Turkel: Kenneth Turkel (Commercial Litigation, 2015) is representing former Governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a lawsuit against The New York Times. A federal appeals court restored Palin’s lawsuit and her opportunity to prove her claims that the newspaper wrongly accused her of inciting a mass shooting that severely wounded former Arizona congresswoman Gabriel Giffords. The 2 nd U.S. Circuit Court cited procedural concerns with the lower court tossing out the claim too quickly before Palin could obtain evidence that might aid her claim. The lawsuit still has a long road to go as she will need to prove that The New York Times acted with actual malice. “Nothing in this opinion should therefore be construed to cast doubt on the First Amendment’s crucial constitutional protections,” the 2nd Circuit said. It said it recognized that “First Amendment protections are essential to provide ‘breathing space’ for freedom of expression.”


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HE RESULTS ACCUMULATED by Steve Yerrid and The Yerrid Law Firm can be measured in a variety of ways: statewide and nationally, from compensation and lives saved to changes in legal precedent and community improvement. Yerrid’s historic actions against Big Tobacco and BP Oil are well documented, and his more recent cases and resolutions in the areas of student and public safety have furthered the legal protections of Floridians and Americans. “Our involvement ultimately leads to one thing: justice,” Yerrid says. “Our clients always clearly convey their definition of justice. Whether it’s a change in the law, how a company conducts business or compensates those injured and killed as a result of their wrongdoing, or a combination of those, we fight to secure justice on our clients’ behalf.” RIGHTING WRONGS AND PREVENTING FUTURE HARM For several years, Yerrid has been representing college and high school

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student-athletes—locally and across the country—who have been injured or died related to training or medical complications. Two of his most influential results occurred in Hillsborough County, Florida. In 2016, Yerrid represented Wharton High School football player Sean McNamee following a severe head injury during practice that put him in a coma. In addition to negotiating a $2 million settlement with the Hillsborough County School Board on behalf of the NcNamee family, Yerrid convinced the board to agree to provide an additional $1 million in general liability coverage above the very limited cap of $300,000 in total damages allowed under Florida’s Sovereign Immunity Law that “protects” public entities. The board also established new safety guidelines patterned after the NFL’s concussion protocol. “That was a great first step,” Yerrid notes, “but our next mission is to see that the other 66 counties in Florida follow suit, increase their coverage, and institute appropriate protections and protocols for all studentathletes and their families.”

In 2019, when Middleton High School 14-year-old freshman Hezekiah Walters lost his life in a football “conditioning” drill, his parents turned to The Yerrid Law Firm. Following Walters’ death, which was attributed to overexertion during conditioning, it was revealed that no medical professionals or trainers were onsite while Walters was suffering. This is an oversight Yerrid and his firm have set out to correct throughout Florida. He has thus far praised the district for taking initial corrective measures to ensure student safety but has publicly said that he hopes the board will institute other recommended changes to ensure no one suffers the same fate and to possibly avoid litigation. In an almost immediate response, the school board passed a measure requiring the hiring of full-time athletic trainers at every school during practices, conditioning drills, scrimmages, and official games. Further, additional safety procedures were instituted along with a requirement that all coaches attend every practice and game. “Parents entrust the welfare of their children to public schools, and those schools


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need to validate that trust by considering the health risks of any student-athlete stepping onto a playing field,” Yerrid says. “These matters deal with far more than money— families sincerely want to change protocols to ensure no one else endures such horrific experiences. And we’re making sure their voices are heard.”

HOLDING CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE Yerrid is one of the lead lawyers in what has been labeled a “bellwether case” against MGM Resorts International, representing Todd and Lori Kammer, two Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs who were on vacation and attended the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. That night, the married couple and parents of three found themselves amid a hailstorm of bullets that killed 58 and wounded more than 500, during what was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history. The hundreds of plaintiffs claim that MGM’s Mandalay Bay Hotel, where the shooter was perched, was negligent in allowing him to bring a large

“Our involvement ultimately leads to one thing: justice.”

amount of weaponry into the building and set up his shooting gallery. “Lori and Todd’s training kicked in, and they sprung to action to help protect victims and bystanders,” Yerrid says. During the chaos, a bullet shattered Lori’s pelvis and caused severe internal injuries. “The Kammers showed incredible bravery and saved lives during one of the worst crises of our time. They are heroes, and they deserve justice and compensation in order to help them heal physically, emotionally, and psychologically,” Yerrid says. “It is an honor to represent this family in this historic and tragic case.”

GIVING BACK In addition to his exceptional legal career, Yerrid serves as President and Chairman of the Board of The Yerrid Foundation, his self-funded, nonprofit organization which has donated millions of dollars to hundreds of charities over the years, many of which focus on causes to benefit children. Yerrid has also served as a patron and is a past Chairman of the Gentlemen’s Committee of The Children’s Home, one of Tampa’s leading charitable organizations dedicated to abused and neglected children. He was also the second recipient of the Ted Williams Award as a Champion of Charity, an honor that was personally bestowed upon him by the late baseball legend on behalf of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. “It is pa r ticu la rly wonder f u l to help local Florida communities, legal associations, and charitable organizations that improve people’s lives and better our profession,” Yerrid says. “To me, giving back and making a difference is why we are all here.” W W W.BESTL AW Y ERS.COM

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Lynn Welter Sherman St. Petersburg

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION

Mark P. Buell Tampa

CLOSELY HELD COMPANIES AND FAMILY BUSINESSES LAW

Cristin Conley Keane Tampa

COLLABORATIVE LAW: FAMILY LAW

Jesse J. Bennett, Jr. Tampa

CORPORATE LAW

John N. Giordano Tampa

Tampa

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Tampa

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Eduardo A. Suarez CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR

John M. Fitzgibbons Tampa

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A. Renee Pobjecky Tampa

INSURANCE LAW

Richard B. Mangan, Jr. Tampa

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (ERISA) LAW

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW

Tampa

Louis M. Ursini III LITIGATION - BANKRUPTCY

Edward J. Peterson III Tampa

LITIGATION CONSTRUCTION

Richard A. Jacobson Tampa

Ronald W. Fraley St. Petersburg

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Shane T. Muñoz Tampa

Guy M. Burns Tampa

LITIGATION - SECURITIES

Scott C. Ilgenfritz Tampa

LITIGATION - TRUSTS AND ESTATES

Hamden H. Baskin III

David E. Gurley Sarasota

Robert James Kline

LITIGATION - HEALTH CARE

LITIGATION AND CONTROVERSY - TAX

Tampa

St. Petersburg Tampa

Richard M. Sebek

Robert E.V. Kelley, Jr.

Tampa

Tampa

LITIGATION - INSURANCE

MASS TORT LITIGATION / CLASS ACTIONS - DEFENDANTS

Brandon R. Scheele Tampa

EMPLOYMENT LAW - INDIVIDUALS

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Brett D. Divers

St. Petersburg

Tampa

Sam J. Smith

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Kathlyn M. Mackovjak

Raymond T. Elligett, Jr.

W. Eric Venable

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AMILY AND COMMUNITY. That is at the core of Marie Tomassi’s legal practice. The 2020 St. Petersburg “Lawyer of the Year” honoree in Appellate Practice found it to be “such an honor and very rewarding” to receive the recognition from her peers. The field of appellate practice captured her attention right from the start. In what is seemingly a contradiction, the routine procedure of appellate law work and the variety of the cases is what satisfies the modest attorney. Tomassi couldn’t single out any specific cases over the past year and felt the body of work she has handled is what earned her the award. Tomassi still practices at the same firm she clerked for in law school. “I had no idea how lucky I was,” she said when describing how she got her start at Trenam Law. “I was trained by the best of the best.” That same firm still produces a unique energy and dedication to their practice that provides her with an enthusiasm to deliver. “I love the people—we really do have a great group of people,” Tomassi exclaimed. “It is very team

focused. There is a collegial culture and a standard of excellence here.” Tampa-St. Peterburg is a glimmering society soaked in the western Florida sun. There is a vibrant expanse of culture, sports, entertainment, restaurants, malls, beaches, and blend of people that come from all walks of life. The two areas separated by just over 20 miles of the Tampa Bay are frequently spared from the devastating hurricanes that strike Florida every year. As Hurricane Dorian prepared to strike the area, Tomassi and her firm were ready to help however they could. “When Hurricane Dorian came through, we organized water, generators, and supplies for people in need.” That isn’t the extent of their generosity. This year her firm also plans to build a home in the community through Habitat for Humanity. “I love the Tampa community. I love St. Pete.” Tomassi stated. “I would like to continue practicing with the lawyers and judges and community. The level of commitment I have received from all of them, I would hope to match what I have received.”

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MATTHEWS, EASTMOORE, HARDY, CRAUWELS & GARCIA Theodore C. Eastmoore (P)

MATTHEWS, EASTMOORE, HARDY, CRAUWELS & GARCIA Martin Garcia, A. Lamar Matthews, Jr.

THE LAW OFFICES OF M. DAVID SHAPIRO M. David Shapiro (P)

SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Malcolm J. Pitchford SHUTTS & BOWEN John Patterson

Product Liability Litigation DAVID J. SALES David J. Sales (P)

MATTHEWS, EASTMOORE, HARDY, CRAUWELS & GARCIA Theodore C. Eastmoore (P)

WILLIAMS PARKER HARRISON DIETZ & GETZEN Michele B. Grimes, J. Michael Hartenstine, Patrick W. Ryskamp, William M. Seider, James L. Turner

Tax Law

FERGESON SKIPPER James O. Fergeson, Jr., Matthew B. Mayper

Real Estate Law ADAMS AND REESE Thomas H. Dart

SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Cheryl L. Gordon, Gregory M. Marks

BENTLEY & BRUNING Morgan R. Bentley

WILLIAMS PARKER HARRISON DIETZ & GETZEN E. John Wagner II

BERLIN PATTEN EBLING Evan Berlin, Brenda L. Patten BLALOCK WALTERS Charles F. Johnson III, William C. Robinson, Jr., Clifford L. Walters III FERGESON SKIPPER Ralph Tirabassi

ICARD, MERRILL, CULLIS, TIMM, FUREN & GINSBURG Charles J. Bartlett, Michael J. Furen LUTZ, BOBO & TELFAIR Scott E. Gordon

ADAMS AND REESE David L. Boyette

ARCHBOLD LAW FIRM J. Allison Archbold BLALOCK WALTERS Robert G. Blalock FERGESON SKIPPER James O. Fergeson, Jr., Richard Gans, Richard R. Gans, J. Ronald Skipper MATTHEWS, EASTMOORE, HARDY, CRAUWELS & GARCIA A. Lamar Matthews, Jr. SPIVEY & FALLON Barry F. Spivey THE PAYNE LAW GROUP L. Howard Payne WILLIAMS PARKER HARRISON DIETZ & GETZEN John T. Berteau, Ric Gregoria, James L. Turner

St. Petersburg Alternative Dispute Resolution

HARLLEE & BALD Kimberly A. Bald

Trusts and Estates

CHARLES W. ROSS, ESQ. Charles W. Ross (M)

TRAUB LIEBERMAN STRAUS & SHREWSBERRY Scot E. Samis TRENAM LAW Marie Tomassi

Appellate Practice

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

JEEVES LAW GROUP Scott R. Jeeves MACFARLANE FERGUSON & MCMULLEN Joshua Magidson MOYER LAW GROUP Jason Moyer

DEVLAMIN & RIVELLINI Denis M. deVlaming

BRUNDAGE LAW Michael P. Brundage

PERSANTE ZUROWESTE Robert Persante

IURILLO LAW GROUP Camille J. Iurillo

TRENAM LAW Dale W. Cravey, Beth A. Cronin, Gerald D. Davis, Charles M. Harris

LAW OFFICES OF TRAGOS, SARTES & TRAGOS George E. Tragos

MICHAEL P. HORAN Michael P. Horan

WEBER, CRABB & WEIN Timothy W. Weber, Stephen J. Wein

TRENAM LAW Lynn Welter Sherman

ZINOBER DIANA Fredric S. Zinober

Collaborative Law: Family Law

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

KOCH & HOFFMAN Ky M. Koch

BATTAGLIA, ROSS, DICUS & MCQUAID Howard P. Ross

MEROS SMITH LAZZARA, BREENNAN & OLNEY Peter N. Meros

TRENAM LAW Lynn Welter Sherman

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

BASKIN EISEL Hamden H. Baskin III

ADAMS AND REESE V. James Dickson

BATTAGLIA, ROSS, DICUS & MCQUAID Howard P. Ross ENGLANDER FISCHER Leonard S. Englander

DEEB LAW GROUP Brian P. Deeb

Corporate Law

FREEMAN, GOLDIS & CASH Cary A. Cash

GREGORY LAW FIRM Ronald W, Gregory II

BIASOTTI LAW Robert E. Biasotti

CARLSON, MEISNER, HART & HAYSLETT Paul A. Meissner

ADAMS AND REESE Richard H. Malchon, Jr.

FREEMAN, GOLDIS & CASH Cary A. Cash

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Charles W. Hall

Criminal Defense: General Practice

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Joel D. Bronstein

Criminal Defense: White-Collar DEVLAMIN & RIVELLINI Denis M. deVlaming

LAW OFFICES OF TRAGOS, SARTES & TRAGOS George E. Tragos

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

HELINGER DEYOUNG D. Tobyn DeYoung, James A. Helinger, Jr. MOORE BOWMAN & REESE Jackson H. Bowman IV

Family Law

GREENE & GREENE Raleigh W. Greene III page 15

KLK FAMILY LAW Kim L. Kaszuba KOCH & HOFFMAN Ky M. Koch

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Jolyon D. Acosta

Adam L. Alpert

Trusts and Estates— Lawyer of the Year in Tampa 2020

Bankruptcy Litigation

Kathleen L. DiSanto

Samuel B. Dolcimascolo

James J. Evangelista

John N. Giordano

Bankruptcy and Creditor/ Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Trusts and Estates

Medical Malpractice Defense

Banking and Finance

J. Carter Andersen

David C. Banker

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Brent A. Jones Corporate Law

Real Estate Law

Brian T. McElfatrick

Trusts and Estates

Construction Litigation

Jeffrey W. Warren

Insurance Litigation

Edward O. Savitz

H. Bradley Staggs

Corporate Law

Commercial Litigation

Bankruptcy and Creditor/ Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Construction Law Construction Litigation Securities Litigation

Land Use and Zoning Law

Bankruptcy Litigation

Professional Malpractice Defense

FLORIDA

H. Web Melton III

Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Real Estate Litigation

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Insurance Law

Mergers and Acquisitions

Peter J. Kelly

Joseph A. Probasco

Kelly R. High

Corporate Law—Lawyer of the Year in Tampa 2020

Personal Injury Defense

Insurance Law

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Medical Malpractice

Professional Malpractice Defense

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MEROS SMITH LAZZARA, BREENNAN & OLNEY Peter N. Meros THE LAW FIRM FOR FAMILY LAW Gary E. Williams ZACUR, GRAHAM & COSTIS Richard Zacur

Family Law Mediation GREENE & GREENE Raleigh W. Greene III page 15

First Amendment Law

DEACON & MOULDS Blair H. Clarke REYNOLDS PARRINO SPANO & SHADWICK Bryan Reynolds

Intellectual Property Law LARSON & LARSON Justin Miller (IP*)

MAXEY LAW OFFICES Brittany J. Maxey (P*) TRENAM LAW Charles M. Harris (IP*)

RAHDERT, STEELE, REYNOLDS & DRISCOLL George K. Rahdert

Labor and Employment Law

Health Care Law

FISHER LAW GROUP Scott A. Fisher (EM, LE*)

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Thomas B. Smith

Immigration Law

BURR & SMITH Sam J. Smith (EI, LE*)

KWALL BARACK NADEAU Michelle E. Nadeau (EI) LAW OFFICE OF PHYLLIS J. TOWZEY Phyllis J. Towzey (EM, LM)

IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP OF FLORIDA Kathlyn M. Mackovjak

REESER, RODNITE, OUTTEN & ZDRAVKO Angela E. Outten (EI, LE*)

RAMON CARRION Ramon Carrion, Gerald P. Seipp

THE LINESCH FIRM David J. Linesch (EI)

TIMOTHY M. SPRIDGEON Timothy M. Spridgeon

WHITTEL & MELTON Jay P. Lechner (EM, LE*, LM)

Insurance Law

ZINOBER DIANA Fredric S. Zinober (LE*)

ABBEY, ADAMS, BYELICK & MUELLER David J. Abbey, Jeffrey M. Adams

Land Use & Zoning Law

FLETCHER & FISCHER Leigh Kellett Fletcher, Anne Pollack HILL WARD HENDERSON E.D. Armstrong III

Legal Malpractice Law MASTERSON, HOAG AND SMITH Thomas D. Masterson (P)

Medical Malpractice Law BONEZZI SWITZER POLITO & HUPP William D. Bonezzi (D)

FLORIN ROEBIG Wil H. Florin (P) page 13 GOODIS THOMPSON & MILLER Jeffrey M. Goodis (D), Chandra L. Miller (D) MACFARLANE FERGUSON & MCMULLEN James Addison Martin, Jr. (D) MASTERSON, HOAG AND SMITH Thomas D. Masterson (P)

Personal Injury Litigation

ABBEY, ADAMS, BYELICK & MUELLER David J. Abbey (D), Jeffrey M. Adams (D) BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Dale L. Parker (D), Jeffrey P. Winkler (D) BATTAGLIA, ROSS, DICUS & MCQUAID Aubrey O. Dicus, Jr. (D, P) BUCKLEY LAW GROUP Michael B. Buckley (P)

CALLAHAN LAW FIRM Michael T. Callahan (D)

POWELL, CARNEY, MALLER Mary Jo Carney, James N. Powell

GASSMAN, CROTTY & DENICOLO Alan S. Gassman

CAREY LEISURE & NEAL Thomas W. Carey (P)

RICHARDS, GILKEY, FITE, SLAUGHTER, PRATESI, & WARD Emil G. Pratesi

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Joel D. Bronstein, Holger Gleim

SKELTON, WILLIS & WALLACE Peter R. Wallace

LAW OFFICE OF WM. FLETCHER BELCHER Angela McClendon Adams

TRENAM LAW C. Graham Carothers, Jr., Gregory-Scott R. Haney, Timothy M. Hughes, Robert Donald Mastry

LEGACY PROTECTION LAWYERS Joseph W. Fleece III, William B. McQueen

Tax Law

MACFARLANE FERGUSON & MCMULLEN Andrew B. Sasso

FLORIN ROEBIG Thomas D. Roebig, Jr. (P) page 13 INGRAM INJURY LAW Timothy M. Ingram (P) JUSTIN C. JOHNSON AND ASSOCIATES Justin C. Johnson (P) MASTERSON, HOAG AND SMITH Thomas D. Masterson (P) WILLIAM F. BLEWS William F. Blews (P)

Product Liability Litigation

ABBEY, ADAMS, BYELICK & MUELLER Jeffrey M. Adams (D)

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Joel D. Bronstein, Susan W. Carlson LAW OFFICE OF WM. FLETCHER BELCHER Angela McClendon Adams LINDA SUZZANNE GRIFFIN Linda Suzzanne Griffin

JUSTIN C. JOHNSON AND ASSOCIATES Justin C. Johnson (P)

Trusts and Estates

Real Estate Law

FISHER & SAULS Bruce Marger

ADAMS AND REESE David S. Bernstein

FLETCHER & FISCHER Leigh Kellett Fletcher, Anne Pollack HILL WARD HENDERSON E.D. Armstrong III JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS William T. Conroy

BASKIN EISEL Hamden H. Baskin III

LINDA SUZZANNE GRIFFIN Linda Suzzanne Griffin

PERSANTE ZUROWESTE Zackary T. Zuroweste THE DIAMOND LAW FIRM Sandra F. Diamond WILLIAM FLETCHER BELCHER William F. Belcher WILLIAMSON, DIAMOND & CATON Benjamin F. Diamond

Workers’ Compensation Law BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Gregory A. Brooks (E)

Tampa Administrative / Regulatory Law

GRAYROBINSON Elizabeth A. DeConti

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Rhea F. Law

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Banking and Finance Law ADAMS AND REESE Louis M. Ursini III (B*)

AKERMAN Aileen S. Davis (B), David M. Doney (B), Leslie E. Joughin III (B*), L. Joseph Shaheen, Jr. (B*) BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Robert B. Glenn (B)

BUSH ROSS John N. Giordano (B) page 12 GRAYROBINSON Andy Mayts (B), David L. Smith (B) HILL WARD HENDERSON David S. Felman (B) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Leonard H. Gilbert (B*), Bradford D. Kimbro (B*), David R. Singleton (B), Charles L. Stutts (B, R), Barbara M. Yadley (B)

Admiralty and Maritime Law

BAJO CUVA COHEN & TURKEL Anthony John Cuva BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER David F. Pope, Eric Thiel HAMILTON, MILLER & BIRTHISEL Robert Birthisel LAU, LANE, PIEPER, CONLEY & MCCREADIE Timothy C. Conley, David W. McCreadie MUNCH AND MUNCH Jacob J. Munch PHELPS DUNBAR Timothy P. Shusta

WIAND GUERRA KING Elaine M. Rice (A)

Antitrust Law

CARLTON FIELDS Chris S. Coutroulis, Donald R. Schmidt, Sylvia H. Walbolt

KYNES, MARKMAN & FELMAN James E. Felman, Stuart C. Markman, Kristin A. Norse, Katherine Earle Yanes

Appellate Practice

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Chris W. Altenbernd, Sarah LahlouAmine, Ezequiel Lugo

Agriculture Law

DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND LAW OFFICES OF JAYNE M. LAMBERT Jayne M. Lambert (A) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART William J. Schifino, Jr. (A)

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HILL WARD HENDERSON Marie Attaway Borland

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS F. Wallace Pope, Jr.

BRANNOCK & HUMPHRIES Ceci Culpepper Berman, Steven L. Brannock, Celene H. Humphries

CARY R. SINGLETARY Cary R. Singletary (A, M)

GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART John A. Schifino

KUBICKI DRAPER Betsy E. Gallagher

WAGNER MCLAUGHLIN John J. McLaughlin

Alternative Dispute Resolution

GUNN APPELLATE PRACTICE Tracy R. Gunn

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Stacy D. Blank

BEYTIN, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLAUGHLIN, O’HARA, KINMAN & BOCCHINO Mark E. McLaughlin

SHUTTS & BOWEN R. Alan Higbee

GREENBERG TRAURIG Kimberly A. Mello

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Hala A. Sandridge BUELL & ELLIGETT Raymond T. Elligett, Jr., Amy S. Farrior CARLTON FIELDS Matthew J. Conigliaro, Joseph H. Lang, Jr., Gary L. Sasso, Sylvia H. Walbolt COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Mark D. Tinker DE LA PARTE & GILBERT David M. Caldevilla

PETERSON & MYERS Stephen R. Senn SCHROPP LAW FIRM Charles P. Schropp SHOOK, HARDY & BACON Laura Whitmore SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Duane A. Daiker SHUTTS & BOWEN Suzanne Labrit TRENAM LAW Anne C. Leonard VAKA LAW GROUP George A. Vaka

Aviation Law

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER L. Robert Bourgeois, Petra L. Justice, John P. O’Flanagan

ADAMS AND REESE Donald A. Mihokovich, Deborah H. Oliver, Eric J. Partlow ADDISON LAW OFFICE Michael C. Addison AKERMAN Irene Bassel Frick, Leslie E. Joughin III, L. Joseph Shaheen, Jr.

BAJO CUVA COHEN & TURKEL Kenneth G. Turkel

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Guy M. Burns (B*)

FROST LAW FIRM John W. Frost II

AKERMAN Mark J. Bernet

MANSON BOLVES DONALDSON VARN ATTORNEYS AT LAW Douglas P. Manson

Commercial Litigation

CARLTON FIELDS Chris S. Coutroulis, Edward W. Gerecke, Thomas J. Roehn, Gary L. Sasso

ADAMS AND REESE Robert W. Boos

PHELPS DUNBAR Seth M. Schimmel (A)

Bet-the-Company Litigation

THE LAW OFFICES OF HALL, BENNETT & SHELTON Jesse J. Bennett, Jr.

JOHNSON, CASSIDY, NEWLON & DECORT John E. Johnson (B*)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

DPW LEGAL Jared Krukar, Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik

TRENAM LAW Amy Drushal, Lara Roeske Fernandez, Charles F. Ketchey, Jr., Rhys P. Leonard, Stephanie C. Lieb, Lori V. Vaughan, William Knight Zewadski

PROBASCO LAW Eliane I. Probasco

ALLEN DELL Robert L. Olsen

WIAND GUERRA KING George L. Guerra (B*)

PETER J. GRILLI Peter J. Grilli (A, M)

SUZY TATE Suzy Tate

OLDER LUNDY & ALVAREZ Michael Lundy page 17

BUELL & ELLIGETT Mark P. Buell

SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK W. Kent Ihrig (B), Darrell C. Smith (B)

HILL WARD HENDERSON R. James Robbins, Jr., Robert A. Shimberg

STICHTER, RIEDEL, BLAIN & POSTLER Russell M. Blain, Daniel R. Fogarty, Amy D. Harris, Barbara A. Hart, Elena Ketchum, Stephen R. Leslie, Edward J. Peterson III, Charles A. Postler, Harley E. Riedel II, Scott A. Stichter page 17

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Keith T. Appleby BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Robert B. Glenn, Edwin G. Rice BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY John D. Emmanuel, Scott A. Underwood

BUSH ROSS Adam Lawton Alpert, Kathleen L. DiSanto, H. Bradley Staggs, Jeffrey W. Warren page 12 CARLTON FIELDS Donald R. Kirk, John J. Lamoureux, Hywel Leonard, Kathleen S. McLeroy FOLEY & LARDNER Mark J. Wolfson HILL WARD HENDERSON Patrick M. Mosley HOLLAND & KNIGHT Noel Robert Boeke, William K. Fendrick, Leonard H. Gilbert JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Alberto F. Gomez, Jr., Michael C. Markham MCELROY, DEUTSCH, MULVANEY & CARPENTER James S. Myers MCINTYRE THANASIDES Richard J. McIntyre QUARLES & BRADY Philip V. Martino SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Hugo S. deBeaubien, Ernest J. Marquart SHUTTS & BOWEN Lauren Stricker SORIANO LAW Robert A. Soriano

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Richard M. Sebek

HILL WARD HENDERSON Benjamin H. Hill III, Dennis P. Waggoner

BARNETT BOLT KIRKWOOD LONG & KOCHE Thomas G. Long

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Bradford D. Kimbro, Joseph H. Varner III

BECKER & POLIAKOFF Gary M. Schaaf

JAMES B. MURPHY, JR. James B. Murphy, Jr.

BEYTIN, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLAUGHLIN, O’HARA, KINMAN & BOCCHINO Mark E. McLaughlin

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS F. Wallace Pope, Jr. KYNES, MARKMAN & FELMAN James E. Felman, Stuart C. Markman TRENAM LAW William C. Frye ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER Lee Fugate, Morris Weinberg, Jr.

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice PARADIES LAW Christopher Paradies

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) MCNAMARA & CARVER Thomas P. McNamara

Civil Rights Law FARMER & FITZGERALD Matthew P. Farmer

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law CARLTON FIELDS Cristin Conley Keane

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Edward F. Koren, Jr., William R. Lane, Jr. MCNAMARA & CARVER Thomas P. McNamara

Collaborative Law: Family Law

ALLEN DELL Marian P. McCulloch, Amy D. Singer GIVENS GIVENS SPARKS Christian M. Givens HARRIS, HUNT & DERR Katherine C. Scott

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Timothy A. Andreu, Michael B. Colgan BRANNOCK & HUMPHRIES Ceci Culpepper Berman, Steven L. Brannock BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Carl Joseph Coleman, John D. Emmanuel, G. Calvin Hayes BUELL & ELLIGETT Mark P. Buell BURR & FORMAN Robert V. Williams

BUSH ROSS J. Carter Andersen, David C. Banker, Edward O. Savitz page 12 CAREY, O’MALLEY, WHITAKER, MUELLER, ROBERTS & SMITH Michael R. Carey CARLTON FIELDS John E. Clabby, Matthew J. Conigliaro, Chris S. Coutroulis, Steven C. Dupré, Edward W. Gerecke, Donald R. Kirk, Kathleen S. McLeroy, Lee H. Rightmyer, Thomas J. Roehn, Gary L. Sasso, Donald R. Schmidt, Sylvia H. Walbolt, Gwynne A. Young CONWELL BUSINESS LAW G. Donovan Conwell, Jr., Lewis J. Conwell DAVID KNIGHT LAW David T. Knight DE LA PARTE & GILBERT Richard A. Gilbert, Patrick J. McNamara FERRENTINO LAW GROUP David D. Ferrentino

FREEBORN & PETERS Jessica Kirkwood Alley, Lawrence P. Ingram page 20 FROST LAW FIRM John W. Frost II GRAYROBINSON Mark N. Miller, Frederick S. Schrils GREENBERG TRAURIG Gregory W. Kehoe, Christopher Torres, David B. Weinstein

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WIAND GUERRA KING Katherine C. Donlon, George L. Guerra, Dominique E. Heller, Peter B. King, Elaine M. Rice, Burton W. Wiand ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER Nathan M. Berman, Jack E. Fernandez, Lee Fugate, Marcos E. Hasbun, Morris Weinberg, Jr.

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law MCNAMARA & CARVER Thomas P. McNamara

Construction Law ADAMS AND REESE Robert W. Boos

AKERMAN Leslie E. Joughin III, L. Joseph Shaheen, Jr. BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Michael Massari BECKER & POLIAKOFF Conrad J. Lazo

BUSH ROSS Brian T. McElfatrick, Edward O. Savitz page 12 CAREY, O’MALLEY, WHITAKER, MUELLER, ROBERTS & SMITH Michael R. Carey, Hardy L. Roberts III, Mark Smith CARLTON FIELDS Lori Baggett, John J. Lamoureux, George J. Meyer, Luis Prats, Jason J. Quintero, Wm. Cary Wright COTNEY CONSTRUCTION LAW Trenton H. Cotney, Brian Lambert

RALEIGH “LEE” GREENE “Lawyer Of The Year” Family Law St. Petersburg, FL

Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Robert C. Rasmussen (G) CARLTON FIELDS Nathaniel L. Doliner (G) FOLEY & LARDNER Steven W. Vazquez (G) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Chester E. Bacheller (G), Robert J. Grammig (G), Richard B. Hadlow (C, G), Latour “LT” Lafferty (C) MCNAMARA & CARVER Thomas P. McNamara (G) SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Julio Esquivel (G), Gregory C. Yadley (C) SHUTTS & BOWEN R. Alan Higbee (C, G) TRENAM LAW Richard M. Leisner (G), Gary I. Teblum (G)

Corporate Law AKERMAN David M. Doney

BARNETT BOLT KIRKWOOD LONG & KOCHE Leslie J. Barnett, Robert S. Bolt BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Robert C. Rasmussen BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Leslie Wager Hudock

BUSH ROSS John N. Giordano, Brent A. Jones, Joseph A. Probasco page 12

Raleigh “Lee” Greene was recently recognized by his peers as the 2020 “Law yer of the Year ” in the f ield of Family L aw in The Best Lawyers in America © for the St. Petersburg region. He continues to be AV-rated by Mar tindaleHubbell Bar Regis ter of Preeminent L aw yer s. Mr. Greene is a lifelong St. Petersburg resident whose firm, Greene & Greene, is located at 401 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1973. In 2013, he ser ved as president of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, which is comprised of over 1,000 members. Greene & Greene continues to of fer representation for clients in the fields of family law (litigation & collaborative), wills & trusts (litigation & administration), fiduciary litigation, and guardianships. GREENE & GREENE, LLC

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CARLTON FIELDS Richard A. Denmon, Nathaniel L. Doliner

DE LA PARTE & GILBERT Patrick J. McNamara

FOLEY & LARDNER Curt P. Creely

FARMER & FITZGERALD Timothy J. Fitzgerald

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Latour “LT” Lafferty

MATULIS LAW & MEDIATION James M. Matulis

DOGALI LAW GROUP Anthony A.B. Dogali

GRAYROBINSON John I. Van Voris

KYNES, MARKMAN & FELMAN James E. Felman

KEVIN J. DARKEN LAW GROUP Kevin J. Darken

MILLS PASKERT DIVERS Brett D. Divers, Adam C. King, Jeffrey M. Paskert

GRAYROBINSON Andy Mayts, George E. Spofford IV

HILL WARD HENDERSON Anderson L. Baldy III, John C. Connery, Jr., David S. Felman, S. Katherine Frazier, Robert B. Gough III, R. Reid Haney, R. James Robbins, Jr.

LAW OFFICES OF JOHN M. FITZGIBBONS John M. Fitzgibbons

KYNES, MARKMAN & FELMAN James E. Felman, Stuart C. Markman, Katherine Earle Yanes

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Chester E. Bacheller, Robert J. Grammig, Richard B. Hadlow, Charles A. Wachter, Douglas A. Wright

SHUTTS & BOWEN Mark P. Rankin

MACFARLANE FERGUSON & MCMULLEN Charles A. Moore III

THE SUAREZ LAW FIRM Eduardo A. Suarez

MARGARET D. MATHEWS ATTORNEY AT LAW Margaret D. Mathews

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Consumer Protection Law MANEY GORDON ZELLER Jeffrey Gordon page 16

MARK T. TATE Mark T. Tate, Jr. MCNAMARA & CARVER Thomas P. McNamara ROBERT E. AYLWARD Robert E. Aylward ROSS BUSINESS LAW Cary Ross, Jr. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Willard Blair, Darrell C. Smith, Gregory C. Yadley SHUTTS & BOWEN R. Alan Higbee, Olga M. Pina, Adam S. Woodruff TRENAM LAW Nelson T. Castellano, Richard M. Leisner, Harold W. Mullis, Jr., Gary I. Teblum WIAND GUERRA KING Peter B. King

Criminal Defense: General Practice CARLTON FIELDS Edward J. Page

NORGARD, NORGARD & CHASTANG Robert A. Norgard

THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL M. SISCO Paul M. Sisco

TROMBLEY & HANES Gary R. Trombley ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER Lee Fugate

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

BARNETT BOLT KIRKWOOD LONG & KOCHE Todd Foster BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS A. Lee Bentley III, Jason Mehta CARLTON FIELDS Edward J. Page CENTRONE & SHRADER Brian L. Shrader FARMER & FITZGERALD Timothy J. Fitzgerald FOLEY & LARDNER Michael P. Matthews GEORGE & TITUS Douglas J. Titus, Jr. GREENBERG TRAURIG Gregory W. Kehoe, David B. Weinstein

LAURO LAW FIRM John F. Lauro

ROSENKRANZ LAW FIRM Jack M. Rosenkranz

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

BUELL & ELLIGETT Mark P. Buell, Raymond T. Elligett, Jr.

LAW OFFICES OF JOHN M. FITZGIBBONS John M. Fitzgibbons

GAYLORD MERLIN LUDOVICI & DIAZ Andrew G. Diaz, Blake Gaylord, S. Cary Gaylord, Lorena Hart Ludovici, Kimbel L. Merlin

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HILL WARD HENDERSON Robert E.V. Kelley, Jr.

THE LAW OFFICE OF PAUL M. SISCO Paul M. Sisco

PETERSON & MYERS Jack P. Brandon

THE LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN J. NAPPER Kevin J. Napper

SHUTTS & BOWEN Frederick S. Werdine

THE SUAREZ LAW FIRM Eduardo A. Suarez, Rachel Zysk

SMOLKER, BARTLETT, LOEB, HINDS & THOMPSON Jeffrey L. Hinds

TROMBLEY & HANES Ronald P. Hanes, Gary R. Trombley WIAND GUERRA KING Peter B. King ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER Nathan M. Berman, Jack E. Fernandez, Lee Fugate, Marcos E. Hasbun, Sara Alpert Lawson, Morris Weinberg, Jr.

DUI/DWI Defense FARMER & FITZGERALD Timothy J. Fitzgerald

Elder Law

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Richard M. Sebek

TRENAM LAW Paul D. Bain, Robert H. Buesing

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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Fraser cares. He cares about his clients, their children, and their privacy. He spends the time and provides the explanations necessary for clients to fully understand their options and the processes available to be able to make sound decisions during the highly emotional time of divorce. He is accessible, responsive, and efficient. He’s a Florida Bar Board Certified Marital and Family Law expert and has been recognized by the highest rating (AV) Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell, by Florida Super Lawyers, and by The Best Lawyers in America©. Fraser is a former president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and a recognized leader in the Collaborative Divorce field. His experience helps parties avoid expensive litigation whenever possible, but it also allows him to effectively advocate for clients in court if and when that becomes necessary. Fraser practices with associate John Marchione, who is admitted to the Florida, New York, and New Jersey Bars, and who graduated first in his law school class. Fraser’s firm represents high net worth individuals, focuses on the more complex financial cases, and also prepares Premarital Agreements.

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Entertainment Law

Mr. Gordon was honored in Florida Top Verdicts for the largest dram shop award in 2011 ($8.25 million) and the largest award in a motorcycle accident case in December of 2017 ($14.95 million). Mr. Gordon is elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©. He remains committed to representing individuals and families who have been victimized as a result of medical malpractice, motor vehicle negligence, and dram shop violations.

Family Law Arbitration HARRIS, HUNT & DERR Christine L. Derr

THE MCKINNEY LAW FIRM Damien McKinney

Environmental Law

Family Law Mediation

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Rhea F. Law, Ronald H. Noble

ALLEN DELL Amy D. Singer

BURR & FORMAN Scott I. Steady, Robert V. Williams

AMBER BOLES Amber N. Boles

CARLTON FIELDS Laurel E. Lockett

BOWES LAW GROUP Courtney Bowes

GAYLE B. CARLSON Gayle B. Carlson

GRAYROBINSON C. Richard Nail

GRAMLING ENVIRONMENTAL LAW George F. Gramling III

HARRIS, HUNT & DERR Christine L. Derr

GREENBERG TRAURIG David B. Weinstein

TAMLYN S. SBAR Tamlyn Sbar

MACFARLANE FERGUSON & MCMULLEN William B. Taylor IV

First Amendment Law

MECHANIK NUCCIO HEARNE & WESTER Frank L. Hearne, David M. Mechanik

Equipment Finance Law HOLLAND & KNIGHT Leonard H. Gilbert

BOWES LAW GROUP Courtney Bowes

Four times Florida Bar board-certified in civil trial law, Mr. Gordon is also twice nationally board certified as an expert in civil trial law. He is AV® rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2017, he earned national board certification as an expert in medical malpractice law.

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Cynthia A. Mikos, Joseph W. N. Rugg, Gary Walker

THOMAS & LOCICERO James J. McGuire (F)

BLAIR H. CHAN, III Blair Chan III

Three times recognized by Tampa magazine as the #1 Medical Malpractice lawyer in the Bay Area, Mr. Gordon is listed among the Top 100 SuperLawyers in the state of Florida, and the Top 50 SuperLawyers of Tampa Bay.

THE MCKINNEY LAW FIRM Damien McKinney

SOUTH TAMPA LAW GROUP Chris E. Ragano

ALLEN DELL Miriam E. Mason, Marian P. McCulloch, Amy D. Singer, Philip S. Wartenberg

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MCDERMOTT & THACKER Michael J. McDermott (F)

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JEFFREY “JACK” GORDON

TAMPA BAY FAMILY LAW & MEDIATION Scott Paul Davis

FRASER HIMES John Fraser Himes page 16 GIVENS GIVENS SPARKS Christian M. Givens, Stann W. Givens, Ellen D. Ostman GRAYROBINSON C. Richard Nail HARRIS, HUNT & DERR Christine L. Derr, Nancy Hutcheson Harris, Joseph Hunt, Katherine C. Scott

SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK C. Philip Campbell, Jr.

THOMAS & LOCICERO Carol Jean LoCicero, Gregg D. Thomas

Food and Beverage Law GRAYROBINSON Richard M. Blau

Franchise Law

QUARLES & BRADY David A. Beyer, Christian C. Burden TRENAM LAW Stanley H. Eleff

Government Relations Practice

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Rhea F. Law HOLLAND & KNIGHT James O. Davis III STEVEN A. ANDERSON Steven A. Anderson

Health Care Law

JAMES P. KNOX James P. Knox

AKERMAN Kirk S. Davis, Elizabeth F. Hodge

JEANNE T. TATE Jeanne T. Tate

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Richard M. Sebek

MANEY, DAMSKER, JONES & KUHLMAN David A. Maney

BARNETT BOLT KIRKWOOD LONG & KOCHE Jeffrey P. Greenberg

NELSON LAW GROUP Seth R. Nelson

OLDER LUNDY & ALVAREZ Michael Lundy page 17 PROBASCO LAW Eliane I. Probasco RONALD J. RUSSO Ronald J. Russo SESSUMS BLACK CABALLERO FICARROTTA Alexander Caballero, Caroline Black Sikorske SESSUMS LAW GROUP Mark A. Sessums

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Dale S. Webber BURR & FORMAN Robert V. Williams CARLTON FIELDS Linda L. Fleming, James J. Kennedy III FOLEY & LARDNER Nathaniel M. Lacktman GARDNER BREWER MARTINEZ-MONFORT Christopher W. Brewer GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART Bruce D. Lamb, Mark J. Ragusa H LEE MOFFITT H. Lee Moffitt

PENNINGTON Edward J. Carbone PHELPS DUNBAR A. Brian Albritton SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Erin Smith Aebel, Ronald A. Christaldi TRENAM LAW Don B. Weinbren ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER Jack E. Fernandez

Immigration Law

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Dilip Patel LUND & O’FLAHERTY John E. Lund

MANEY GORDON ZELLER Richard Maney page 16 POBJECKY & POBJECKY A. Renee Pobjecky

Information Technology Law BURR & FORMAN Harvey S. Kauget

CONWELL BUSINESS LAW G. Donovan Conwell, Jr. SHUTTS & BOWEN Woodrow H. Pollack

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BAJO CUVA COHEN & TURKEL John J. Agliano BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Bruce A. Aebel, Thomas R. Bopp, Patrick A. Burson, Roland A. Hermida II, John A. Krentzman, Joseph K. Lopez, John R. Owens, Jr. BEYTIN, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLAUGHLIN, O’HARA, KINMAN & BOCCHINO Mark E. McLaughlin BOWEN LAW GROUP Lisha Bowen

BUSH ROSS Kelly High, Benjamin S. Jilek page 12 BUTLER WEIHMULLER KATZ CRAIG W. Douglas Berry, William R. Lewis, John W. Weihmuller CLARK & MARTINO J. Daniel Clark, Anthony D. Martino, Anthony T. Martino COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Aram Megerian CULPEPPER KURLAND Philip Bruce Culpepper DANAHY & MURRAY Matthew R. Danahy GERALD T. ALBRECHT Gerald T. Albrecht HILL WARD HENDERSON Benjamin H. Hill III, Brett J. Preston HOLLAND & KNIGHT Charles A. Wachter LITCHFIELD CAVO Jennifer L. Marino MERLIN LAW GROUP William F. Merlin, Jr. MILLS PASKERT DIVERS Brett D. Divers, Jeffrey M. Paskert

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MORGAN & MORGAN Brandon R. Scheele PHELPS DUNBAR Matthew L. Litsky RISSMAN, BARRETT, HURT, DONAHUE, MCLAIN & MANGAN Edward M. Copeland IV, Richard B. Mangan, Jr. ROIG LAWYERS Peter S. Nayrouz SCHROPP LAW FIRM Charles P. Schropp STOLER RUSSELL KEENER VERONA Robin P. Keener, John D. Russell SWOPE, RODANTE Brandon G. Cathey, Angela E. Rodante THE LAW OFFICES OF CHRISTOPHER P. CALKIN Christopher P. Calkin VAKA LAW GROUP George A. Vaka

Labor and Employment Law

SASS LAW FIRM Cynthia N. Sass (EI, EM)

AKERMAN Karen M. Buesing (EM, LE*), Scott T. Silverman (EM, LE*, LM)

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Janet Goldberg McEnery (EM, LM)

ALLEN NORTON & BLUE W. Reynolds Allen (EM, LM), Brian Koji (EM, LE*, LM), David J. Stefany (EM, LE*, LM)

TRENAM LAW Stanley H. Eleff (LE*), Richard M. Hanchett (LE*)

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Mark A. Hanley (EM, LE*, LM), Alysa J. Ward (EM) BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Cathy J. Beveridge (EM, LE*, LM), Heather B. Brock (EM, LE*, LM), Richard G. Salazar (LE*) CARLTON FIELDS Cathleen Bell Bremmer (EM), James R. Wiley (EM, LM) CONSTANGY, BROOKS, SMITH & PROPHETE Michael D. Malfitano (EM, LE*, LM), David P. Steffen (EI, EM, LE*)

Intellectual Property Law

FISHER PHILLIPS Steven M. Bernstein (EM, LE*, LM), Andrew Froman (EM), Christine E. Howard (EM, LE*)

BRINKS GILSON & LIONE Alejandro J. Fernandez (IP*, P*)

FLORIN GRAY BOUZAS OWENS Wolfgang M. Florin (EI), Christopher D. Gray (EI)

AKERMAN Leslie E. Joughin III (IP*)

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Richard G. Salazar (C, IP*, P*, T) BURR & FORMAN Harvey S. Kauget (IP*, P, P*, T) CARLTON FIELDS William G. Giltinan (P)

FORDHARRISON Edward Carlstedt (EM, LE*), Tracey K. Jaensch (EM, LE*), Shane T. Muñoz (EM, LE*, LM), Tammie L. Rattray (EM, LM), Dawn Siler-Nixon (LE*)

WENZEL FENTON CABASSA Matthew K. Fenton (EI)

Land Use & Zoning Law AKERMAN Marilyn Mullen Healy

BRICKLEMYER LAW GROUP Clayton Bricklemyer BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Rhea F. Law, Andrea E. Zelman

BUSH ROSS H. Web Melton III page 12 CARLTON FIELDS H. Ray Allen II GARDNER BREWER MARTINEZ-MONFORT T. Truett Gardner GRAMLING ENVIRONMENTAL LAW George F. Gramling III GRAYROBINSON David L. Smith HILL WARD HENDERSON John B. Grandoff III, Morris C. Massey

FRALEY LAW FIRM Ronald W. Fraley (EI)

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Mark S. Bentley

DPW LEGAL Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik (IP*)

GRAYROBINSON Thomas M. Gonzalez (EM, LE*, LM), Gregory A. Hearing (EM, LE*, LM)

MECHANIK NUCCIO HEARNE & WESTER David M. Mechanik

GRAYROBINSON Michael J. Colitz III (P), Debra Deardourff Larsen (C, IP*, T), Stefan V. Stein (C, IP*, P, P*, T)

GREENBERG TRAURIG Richard C. McCrea, Jr. (EM, LE*, LM) GRIFFIN LAW Tony B. Griffin (EM, LE*, LM)

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Frank R. Jakes (IP*), Joseph J. Weissman (IP*, P*, T)

HILL WARD HENDERSON S. Gordon Hill (EM, LE*)

CONWELL BUSINESS LAW G. Donovan Conwell, Jr. (C, IP*, P*)

LAW OFFICES OF JONATHAN C. KOCH Jonathan C. Koch (IP*) MATULIS LAW & MEDIATION James M. Matulis (C, IP*, T) PARADIES LAW Christopher Paradies (C) QUARLES & BRADY William F. Hamilton (IP*, P*) SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK C. Philip Campbell, Jr. (IP*), Mindi Richter (IP*), J. Todd Timmerman (IP*, P, P*, T) SHUTTS & BOWEN Woodrow H. Pollack (C, IP*, P, P*, T) THOMAS & LOCICERO James B. Lake (IP*, T), Carol Jean LoCicero (IP*), James J. McGuire (T) TRENAM LAW Charles F. Ketchey, Jr. (IP*), Monica B. Mason (C, T)

International Mergers & Acquisitions CARLTON FIELDS Nathaniel L. Doliner

HOLLAND & KNIGHT William B. deMeza, Jr. (EM, LE*, LM) JACKSON LEWIS Gail Golman Holtzman (EM, LE*, LM), Laura E. Prather (EM, LE*, LM), Ashwin R. Trehan (EM) JOHNSON JACKSON Erin G. Jackson (EM, LE*), Kevin D. Johnson (EM, LE*) JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Colleen M. Flynn (LE*), F. Wallace Pope, Jr. (LE*), Darryl R. Richards (LE*), Joan M. Vecchioli (EM, LE*, LM), Rachael Wood (LE*)

SMOLKER, BARTLETT, LOEB, HINDS & THOMPSON Ethan J. Loeb STEARNS WEAVER MILLER WEISSLER ALHADEFF & SITTERSON Vincent A. Marchetti, Ronald L. Weaver

Legal Malpractice Law BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Frank H. Gassler (D), Joseph K. Lopez (P)

BEYTIN, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLAUGHLIN, O’HARA, KINMAN & BOCCHINO Mark E. McLaughlin (D) CARLTON FIELDS Gary L. Sasso (D, P)

MACFARLANE FERGUSON & MCMULLEN James M. Craig (EM, LE*, LM) MARK F. KELLY Mark F. Kelly (EI)

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ROBERT F. MCKEE Robert F. McKee (EI)

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International Trade and Finance Law

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Richard A. Jacobson

PETERSON & MYERS Jack P. Brandon

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FOLEY & LARDNER Steven W. Vazquez HILL WARD HENDERSON David S. Felman HOLLAND & KNIGHT Robert J. Grammig SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Gregory C. Yadley TRENAM LAW Gary I. Teblum

MANEY GORDON ZELLER Jeffrey Gordon (P) page 16 MCCUMBER, DANIELS, BUNTZ, HARTIG & PUIG Andrew R. McCumber (D) MORGAN & MORGAN C. Todd Alley (P), Keith M. Carter (P), James D. Clark (P), Donald G. Greiwe (P) RISSMAN, BARRETT, HURT, DONAHUE, MCLAIN & MANGAN Edward M. Copeland IV (D), Richard B. Mangan, Jr. (D) RODNEY W. MORGAN, ESQ. Rodney W. Morgan (D)

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

THE YERRID LAW FIRM C. Steven Yerrid (P) page 2

CARLTON FIELDS Sylvia H. Walbolt

VALENZUELA LAW FIRM Henry E. Valenzuela (P)

HOLLAND & KNIGHT Charles L. Stutts

WAGNER MCLAUGHLIN Alan F. Wagner (P)

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Guy M. Burns

WEEKLEY SCHULTE VALDES MURMAN TONELLI Christopher J. Schulte (D)

QUARLES & BRADY William F. Hamilton

WILLIAM E. HAHN William E. Hahn (P)

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Mark C. Greene (D)

AKERMAN David M. Doney

CARLTON FIELDS Edward W. Gerecke (D), Gary L. Sasso (D)

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Robert C. Rasmussen

MORGAN & MORGAN C. Todd Alley (P), James D. Clark (P), Donald G. Greiwe (P), John A. Yanchunis (P) THE LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN J. NAPPER Kevin J. Napper (D)

Media Law

THOMAS & LOCICERO James B. Lake, Carol Jean LoCicero, James J. McGuire

Medical Malpractice Law

BUSH ROSS John N. Giordano page 12 CARLTON FIELDS Richard A. Denmon, Nathaniel L. Doliner FOLEY & LARDNER Curt P. Creely, Steven W. Vazquez HILL WARD HENDERSON Anderson L. Baldy III, David S. Felman HOLLAND & KNIGHT Chester E. Bacheller, Michael L. Chapman, Robert J. Grammig, Bradford D. Kimbro

Personal Injury Litigation ABRAHAMSON & UITERWYK Hendrik Uiterwyk (P) page 14

QUINTAIROS, PRIETO, WOOD & BOYER Peter J. Molinelli (D)

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Thomas R. Bopp (D), L. Robert Bourgeois (D), Richard K. Bowers (D), Tracy M. Falkowitz (D), Terry S. Ford (D), Frank H. Gassler (D), William R. Gower III (P), Mark C. Greene (D), Roland A. Hermida II (D), Adam S. Kantor (D), John A. Krentzman (D), Joseph K. Lopez (D, P), John P. O’Flanagan (D), Bradley E. Powers (D), Richard M. Sebek (D)

RISSMAN, BARRETT, HURT, DONAHUE, MCLAIN & MANGAN Edward M. Copeland IV (D), Richard B. Mangan, Jr. (D)

BARBAS NUÑEZ SANDERS BUTTLER & HOVSEPIAN Jimmie Butler (P) BEYTIN, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLAUGHLIN, O’HARA, KINMAN & BOCCHINO Mark E. McLaughlin (D), Mindy McLaughlin (D)

BUELL & ELLIGETT Mark P. Buell (P) BUSH GRAZIANO RICE & PLATTER Ronald E. Bush (P)

BUSH ROSS David C. Banker (D), Troy J. Crotts (D), James J. Evangelista (D), Benjamin S. Jilek (D) page 12 CAMPBELL, TROHN, TAMAYO & ARANDA Jonathan B. Trohn (D) CLARK & MARTINO J. Daniel Clark (P), Anthony D. Martino (P), Anthony T. Martino (P) COLE, SCOTT & KISSANE Daniel A. Shapiro (D) DE LA PARTE & GILBERT Richard A. Gilbert (P), Patrick J. McNamara (P) GEORGE & TITUS Douglas J. Titus, Jr. (D)

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MANEY GORDON ZELLER Jeffrey Gordon (P) page 16

ALLEN DELL Frank J. Rief III

MATASSINI LAW FIRM Nicholas M. Matassini (P)

BARNETT BOLT KIRKWOOD LONG & KOCHE Leslie J. Barnett, Peter T. Kirkwood

MORGAN & MORGAN C. Todd Alley (P), Scott T. Borders (P), Donald W. Buckler (P), James D. Clark (P), Donald G. Greiwe (P), David Henry (P)

CARLTON FIELDS Cristin Conley Keane HOLLAND & KNIGHT William R. Lane, Jr.

Professional Malpractice Law BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER Frank H. Gassler (D)

BEYTIN, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLAUGHLIN, O’HARA, KINMAN & BOCCHINO Mark E. McLaughlin (D)

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HILL WARD HENDERSON Benjamin H. Hill III (D)

TRENAM LAW Harold W. Mullis, Jr.

CARLTON FIELDS Laurel E. Lockett

WOODS TRIAL LAW Kevin B. Woods (P)

THE PALMER LAW FIRM Martin W. Palmer (P)

HINSHAW & CULBERTSON Bruce Ward Bennett (D)

Natural Resources Law

THE LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN J. NAPPER Kevin J. Napper (D)

BRENNAN, HOLDEN & KAVOUKLIS Weldon Earl Brennan (P)

SHUTTS & BOWEN R. Alan Higbee

SUSAN JOHNSON-VELEZ Susan Johnson-Velez

SWOPE, RODANTE Stephanie Miles (P), Angela E. Rodante (P), Dale M. Swope (P)

SHOOK, HARDY & BACON Daniel F. Molony (D)

CLARK & MARTINO Anthony D. Martino (P)

HILL WARD HENDERSON Robert M. Fulton (D), John L. Holcomb (D), C. Howard Hunter (D)

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STOLER RUSSELL KEENER VERONA Robert M. Stoler (D, P)

BECKER & POLIAKOFF Michael E. Boutzoukas, Steven H. Mezer

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RUMBERGER KIRK & CALDWELL Robert L. Blank (D)

BRANNOCK & HUMPHRIES Shea Moxon (P)

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BARNETT BOLT KIRKWOOD LONG & KOCHE Michael V. Hargett

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BUSH GRAZIANO RICE & PLATTER H. Hamilton Rice III (D)

RUMBERGER KIRK & CALDWELL Robert L. Blank (D)

MORGAN & MORGAN C. Todd Alley (P), Michael C. Bird (D), James D. Clark (P)

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MCNAMARA & CARVER Thomas P. McNamara

BOLIN LAW GROUP Andrew S. Bolin (D)

PETERSON & MYERS E. Blake Paul (D)

ANDERSON & ANDERSON Timothy G. Anderson Sr. (P)

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BEYTIN, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLAUGHLIN, O’HARA, KINMAN & BOCCHINO Mark E. McLaughlin (D), Mindy McLaughlin (D)

MURNAGHAN, FERGUSON & SCHMIDT Peter P. Murnaghan (D, P)

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WILLIAM E. HAHN William E. Hahn (P)

NABORS, GIBLIN & NICKERSON L. Thomas Giblin, Steven E. Miller

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WOODS TRIAL LAW Kathryn E. Lee (P)

SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS Alexandra M. MacLennan

JEFFREY C. SHANNON Jeffrey C. Shannon

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BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY G. Calvin Hayes THOMAS & LOCICERO Susan Tillotson Bunch

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law HILL WARD HENDERSON David S. Felman

Product Liability Litigation

BANKER LOPEZ GASSLER L. Robert Bourgeois (D), Frank H. Gassler (D), Mark C. Greene (D) BEYTIN, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLAUGHLIN, O’HARA, KINMAN & BOCCHINO Mark E. McLaughlin (D) BUSH GRAZIANO RICE & PLATTER Ronald E. Bush (D)

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JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Joseph P. Covelli, Joseph W. Gaynor, Thomas J. Hunt, Michael J. Nolan II, F. Wallace Pope, Jr., Darryl R. Richards, Steven Williamson MACFARLANE FERGUSON & MCMULLEN Jeffrey W. Gibson, Stephen H. Reynolds MCINTYRE THANASIDES Richard J. McIntyre MCNAMARA & CARVER Charles H. Carver

PHELPS DUNBAR A. Brian Albritton

MILLER LAW Philip H. Bush

THE LAW OFFICES OF KEVIN J. NAPPER Kevin J. Napper

PENNINGTON Susan K. Spurgeon

THE SUAREZ LAW FIRM Rachel Zysk

PHELPS DUNBAR William Joshua Podolsky

ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER Morris Weinberg, Jr.

PRESTON O. COCKEY, JR. Preston O. Cockey, Jr.

Real Estate Law

SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK W. Kent Ihrig, John S. Inglis, Samuel P. Queirolo

ADAMS AND REESE Robert W. Boos CARLTON FIELDS AKERMAN Jaret Fuente (D), Edward W. Gerecke (D) Aileen S. Davis, Marilyn Mullen Healy, James J. Porter, L. Joseph Shaheen, Jr. CLARK & MARTINO Anthony D. Martino (P) ANTHONY & PARTNERS Barbara H. Luikart HILL WARD HENDERSON Troy A. Fuhrman (D), Benjamin H. Hill III APPLETON REISS (D), William J. Judge, Jr. (D) Eric N. Appleton LARSON JOHNSON Daniel A. Larson (P)

SHUTTS & BOWEN Meredith Freeman, Lee E. Nelson, Adam S. Woodruff SILBERMAN LAW Aaron Silberman SIVYER BARLOW & WATSON Neal A. Sivyer SMOLKER, BARTLETT, LOEB, HINDS & THOMPSON Jay J. Bartlett

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STICHTER, RIEDEL, BLAIN & POSTLER B. Michael Bachman Jr. page 17 TRENAM LAW J. Alan Asendorf, David R. Brittain, Mary H. Quinlan, William G. Scott, Richard H. Sollner, Robert G. Stern WHITTEMORE Donald H. Whittemore

Securities / Capital Markets Law AKERMAN David M. Doney (R, S)

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS Robert C. Rasmussen (R, S)

BUSH ROSS Edward O. Savitz (S*) page 12 CARLTON FIELDS Richard A. Denmon (R, S), Nathaniel L. Doliner (S) FOLEY & LARDNER Curt P. Creely (S), Steven W. Vazquez (S) GRAYROBINSON Frederick S. Schrils (S*) GUNSTER, YOAKLEY & STEWART William J. Schifino, Jr. (S*) HILL WARD HENDERSON Anderson L. Baldy III (S) HOLLAND & KNIGHT Chester E. Bacheller (R, S), Robert J. Grammig (R, S), Richard B. Hadlow (R, S)

HARRISON TAX LAW William T. Harrison III HILL WARD HENDERSON Robert E.V. Kelley, Jr. HOLLAND & KNIGHT Bernard A. Barton, Jr., Shane A. Hart, Lawrence Kemm, Edward F. Koren, Jr., William R. Lane, Jr., Jack A. Levine, William M. Sharp Sr., Douglas A. Wright JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Bruce H. Bokor, Jeffrey M. Gad, Vitauts M. Gulbis, William Kalish, F. Wallace Pope, Jr., Peter A. Rivellini LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT J. KLINE Robert James Kline MACFARLANE FERGUSON & MCMULLEN James Williams Goodwin II MARK T. TATE Mark T. Tate, Jr. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Bruce H. Gordon, William R. Swindle TRENAM LAW Harold W. Mullis, Jr., D. Michael O’Leary

Technology Law BANAS LAW FIRM George A. Banas

BARNETT BOLT KIRKWOOD LONG & KOCHE Leslie J. Barnett, Craig E. Behrenfeld, Robert S. Bolt, Hunter J. Brownlee, Peter T. Kirkwood, David L. Koche BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Mitchell I. Horowitz CARLTON FIELDS David P. Burke, Cristin Conley Keane

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GREENBERG TRAURIG Richard C. McCrea, Jr.

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FISHER PHILLIPS Steven M. Bernstein

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HILL WARD HENDERSON David S. Felman

BRINKS GILSON & LIONE Alejandro J. Fernandez

ALLEN DELL Donna L. Longhouse, Frank J. Rief III

ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER Morris Weinberg, Jr. (S*)

SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Bruce H. Gordon, William R. Swindle

Trade Secrets Law

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WIAND GUERRA KING George L. Guerra (S*), Dominique E. Heller (S*)

MACFARLANE FERGUSON & MCMULLEN James Williams Goodwin II

Venture Capital Law

Trusts and Estates

TRENAM LAW Nelson T. Castellano (S), Charles F. Ketchey, Jr. (S*), Richard M. Leisner (R, S), Gary I. Teblum (S)

LINDA C. HANNA Linda C. Hanna

DE LA PEÑA & HOLIDAY Brent C.J. Britton

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Guy M. Burns (S, S*), Scott C. Ilgenfritz (S*), Phillip Shasteen (R)

SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK Darrell C. Smith (R, S), Gregory C. Yadley (S)

LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT J. KLINE Robert James Kline

DE LA PARTE & GILBERT Edward P. de la Parte, Jr.

BURR & FORMAN Harvey S. Kauget

JOHNSON, CASSIDY, NEWLON & DECORT John E. Johnson (S*)

MCNAMARA & CARVER Thomas P. McNamara (R)

JOHNSON, POPE, BOKOR, RUPPEL & BURNS Brandon D. Bellew, Bruce H. Bokor, Jeffrey M. Gad, Scott C. Ilgenfritz, William Kalish, Michael G. Little, Michael J. Nolan II, Charles A. Samarkos

BAUMANNKANGAS ESTATE LAW Phillip A. Baumann BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Rose Wilson

BUSH ROSS Jolyon D. Acosta, Samuel B. Dolcimascolo, Peter J. Kelly page 12 CARLTON FIELDS Gwynne A. Young

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