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Honorees/ Index ADOPTION LAW Griffin, Linda Ethel Linda E Griffin, P.A. 1800 2nd St Ste 705 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-4878; Lic.#949752 Stockham, Susan L Law Office of Susan L. Stockham, P.A. 4017 Swift Rd Sarasota, FL 34231 941-924-4949; Lic.#342521

APPELLATE LAW Butler, Jesse R Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#84058 Maglio, Jennifer Anne Gore Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#88013 Miller, Jason M Najmy Thompson, P.L. 3400 S. Tamiami Trail Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-907-3999; Lic.#624551 Pouget, Andrew Fowler Law Group 2075 Main St Ste 38 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-404-8909; Lic.#1013551 Wallace, David A Bentley & Bruning, P.A. 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-9030; Lic.#608386

ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION Bates-Buchanan, Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group, P.A. 333 Tamiami Trl S Ste 298 Venice, FL 34285 941-799-3015; Lic.#179183

Brannan, Stephen G West Coast Mediators P O Box 2008 Sarasota, Fl 34230 941-356-1041; Lic.#521442 Chase, Steven J Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#210277 Christopher, William Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#751936 Icard, Thomas F Jr Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#162741 Larsen, Gary H Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#266906 Lyons, Robert G Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#234230

Hecker, Susan Barrett Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#948380

Messick, Robert E Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#314773

Krouse, Megan Krouse Law Firm 9040 Town Center Pkwy Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941-306-3672; Lic.#125700

Pitchford, Malcolm J Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#175403

Marshall, Elizabeth C Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#440884

BANKRUPTCY AND WORKOUT

Mroczkowski, Tina M Bowman, George, Scheb, Kimbrough, Koach & Chapman, P.A. 2750 Ringling Blvd Ste 3 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-5510; Lic.#96629 Pennewill, Elizabeth Colvin Community Foundation of Sarasota County 2635 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-556-7152; Lic.#156140 Stover, Robin Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. 1112 Manatee Ave E Fl 2 Bradenton, FL 34208 941-746-6151; Lic.#64494

O'Day, Sharon O'Day Resolutions 9040 Town Center Parkway Lakewood Ranch, FL 34203 941-228-8571; Lic.#415472

BANKING AND FINANCIAL

Telford, Leslie Mediation Services of Southern Florida, Inc. 2480 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-957-3004; Lic.#212644

Grimes, Michele B Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#264393

ATTORNEYS FOR NON PROFITS

Jensen, Adria Maria Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#11690

Fields, Pamela Legal Aid of Manasota 1900 Main St Ste 302 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-0038; Lic.#37015

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Cole, R John III Cole & Cole Law, P.A. 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 24 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-4055; Lic.#59708 Cole, R John II Cole & Cole Law, P.A. 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 24 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-4055; Lic.#191364 Ellis, Richard V Richard V. Ellis, Attorney 3202 N Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34234 941-351-9111; Lic.#288322 Gensmer, Timothy W Timothy W. Gensmer, P.A. 2831 Ringling Blvd Ste 202A Sarasota, FL 34237 941-952-9377; Lic.#586242 Hildreth, Mark D Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#454893 Johnson, Sherri L Johnson Legal of Florida, P.L. 2937 Bee Ridge Rd. Ste 1 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-926-1155; Lic.#134775 Roberts, Kelly Roberts Law, PLLC 2075 Main St Ste 23 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-444-9783; Lic.#83804


CONTACT INFORMATION dwallace@bentley andbruning.com

783 South Orange Ave. 3rd Floor Sarasota, FL 34236

David A. Wallace HONOREE Appellate Law

LAW FIRM

(941) 556-9030

bentleyandbruning.com

BIO David Wallace is an appellate and civil trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience in both Florida and Federal courts. David was also recently certified as a Circuit Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida, and looks forward to adding mediation to his appellate and civil litigation practices. David has been a Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice for nearly 20 years, since 2002. He has been re-certified three times by the Florida Bar. David’s appellate work spans a wide variety of subjects including governmental issues (sovereign immunity, public records, Government in the Sunshine), real property and commercial leasing, homestead, guardianship and probate, and contracts. While the majority of his appeals are before Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal, he also regularly appears in other District Courts and has appeared in the Supreme Court of Florida and the Federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. David has been annually recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer since 2009 and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. David graduated from Duke University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1983. He received his law degree from the University of Florida School of Law in 1986. In law school David was a

member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif, a scholastic honor society for law students. David is a life-long Floridian and a Sarasota resident since 1986. He was born in St. Petersburg, relocated to Sarasota after law school to begin his legal career, and never left. David and his wife Lynn married in 1987 and have one son, Henry, a theater major at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. David moved his practice to Bentley & Bruning in 2016. Bentley & Bruning is an 8-lawyer commercial litigation firm. Bentley & Bruning’s active and successful civil trial practice is a perfect fit for David’s appellate practice.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT David has been active over the years in a variety of civic and professional organizations. David has served several terms as the Chairperson of the Sarasota County Bar Association Appellate Committee. In that capacity David has presented at several seminars on panels with appellate Judges. David serves as a member of The Florida Bar’s Local Professionalism Panel which investigates lawyer professionalism complaints. He is also a long-time member of the Judge John M. Scheb Chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization devoted to improving and enhancing professionalism, ethics and civility in the legal profession. In the civic arena David has served on various boards including New Gate School, SunCoast Blood Center, and The Wellness Community.

DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS Bachelor of Arts, Duke University Magna Cum Laude, 1983

Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice, 2002-present

Juris Doctor, University of Florida School of Law,1986

Certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Mediator, 2020


Honorees/ Index Ross, Sacha Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano, P.L. 1023 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0151; Lic.#557315

CIVIL LAW LITIGATION

BUSINESS LAW

Brej, Caroleen B Bentley & Bruning, P.A. 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-9030; Lic.#93188

2020 Rising Star Arroyo, Erik J Band, Gates & Dramis 2070 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8010; Lic.#123485 Buffington, Zachary B Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#87748 Compton, John M Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. 1819 Main St Ste 610 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4691; Lic.#128058 McPheeters, James-Allen Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#65434 Schembri, Jenifer S Blalock Walters P.A. 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#154458 Serrano, Meghan O Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#53124 Wilson, Michael J Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#641502

Bentley, Morgan R Bentley & Bruning, P.A. 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-9030; Lic.#962287

2020 Rising Star Chin, Warren H Eastmoore, Crauwels & DuBose, P.A. 1626 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-8888; Lic.#124960 Denny, Charles W IV Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#488615 Dorman, Lori M The Law Office of Baker, Paul & Dorman 515 9th St E Ste 100 Bradenton, FL 34208 941-747-0888; Lic.#75401 Fredericks, David J Anderson, Givens & Fredericks, PA 5500 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34233 941-866-4348; Lic.#84185 Grosso, Jennifer L Bentley & Bruning, P.A. 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-9030; Lic.#637815 Guarnieri, Daniel C Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#914401 Huss, Cady L Spivey & Huss, P.A. 1515 Ringling Blvd Ste 885 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-840-1991; Lic.#88661

Johnson, Andrea M Law Office of Andrea M. Johnson, P.A. Bradenton, FL 34206 941-896-7215; Lic.#802751

Stall, Tyler B Hutton & Dominko, PLLC 2639 Fruitville Rd Ste 302 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-364-9292; Lic.#116074

Lowther, Bailey S Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#1002396

Whitney, Jonathan P Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A. 2 N Tamiami Trl Fl 5 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-951-1800; Lic.#14874

McLain, G Robert Jr Metcalfe & McLain, P.A. 100 Wallace Ave., Ste. 260 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-365-4174; Lic.#84475 Norton, Hunter G Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#30534 Polk, Bonnie Lee Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#30678 Rolfes, A James Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#373524 Rosin, Andrew W Law Offices of Andrew W. Rosin, P.A. 1966 Hillview St Sarasota, FL 34239 941-359-2604; Lic.#598305 Schuchat, Michael E Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#85382 Schwartz, Mark A Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#664367

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CIVIL LAW TRANSACTIONAL 2020 Rising Star Selvaraj, Natasha Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#124513

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Bartlett, Charles J Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#273422 Bruning, Kevin R Bentley & Bruning, P.A. 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-9030; Lic.#411485 Chapman, John The John Chapman Law Firm, P.A. 1515 Ringling Blvd Ste 870 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-404-4616; Lic.#846820 Davis, Jade C Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#95943 DeLeo, Daniel J Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34230 941-366-6660; Lic.#14268


Honorees/ Index Dominko, Przemyslaw L Hutton & Dominko, PLLC 2639 Fruitville Rd Ste 302 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-364-9292; Lic.#74143

Shuboy, Eugene M III Eugene M. Shuboy III, PLLC PO Box 17938 Sarasota, FL 34276 941-404-4313; Lic.#39682

Preston, David S Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#23973

France, Michael A Law Office of Michael A. France, P.A. 1515 Ringling Blvd Ste 800 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-217-1125; Lic.#521345

Vitale, J Ben Vitale Law PA 5214 Paylor Lane Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240 941-552-7887; Lic.#88304

Sanchez, Albert A Sanchez Law, PLLC 2055 Wood St Ste 220 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-0001; Lic.#267953

CONSTRUCTION

Staine, Christopher A Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34230 941-366-6660; Lic.#572861

Garcia, Martin Eastmoore, Crauwels & DuBose, P.A. 1626 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-8888; Lic.#817597

Abate, Anthony J Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#289558

Tannenbaum, Alan E Tannenbaum Scor Lemole Kleinberg Attorneys at Law 1990 Main St Ste 725 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-316-0111; Lic.#259144

Gibson, James D Gibson, Kohl & Wolff, P.L. 1800 2nd St Ste 717 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-362-8880; Lic.#709069

Dramis, George III Band, Gates & Dramis 2070 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8010; Lic.#935549

Goodrich, Brian D Bentley & Bruning, P.A. 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-9030; Lic.#106948

Gurley, David E Gurley & Associates 601 S Osprey Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-4501; Lic.#402214

Hall, M Lewis III Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#249513

Hammersley, Philip N Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. 1819 Main St Ste 610 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4691; Lic.#280887

Hutton, Steven D Hutton & Dominko, PLLC 2639 Fruitville Rd Ste 302 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-364-9292; Lic.#342221

Henson, Brett M Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#84259

Marco, David M SmithMarco, P.C. 1111 3rd Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 888-822-1777; Lic.#125266

Inverso, Darren R Inverso Law Group 1800 2nd St Ste 884 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-926-6039; Lic.#462470

Murphy, Michael P Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#40207

CORPORATE COUNSEL

Kison, Amanda R Bentley & Bruning, P.A. 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-9030; Lic.#96151

Peebles, Douglas A Peebles Law Firm, PA 1201 6th Ave W Ste 505 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-742-6611; Lic.#50237

Van Hise, Christian T Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#58459

CONSUMER DEBT Ellis, Sherry Sherry Ellis Law, PLLC 1834 Main St Sarasota, FL 34236 941-363-0800; Lic.#146668

Kalish, Carol Ann Sarasota Memorial Health Care System 1700 S Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34239 941-917-9000; Lic.#992755

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Owen, Katharyn Edna Star2Star Communications, LLC 600 Tallevast Rd Sarasota, FL 34243 941-234-0001; Lic.#89378 Rubio, Mark Fernando American Torch Tip, Co. 6212 29th St E Bradenton, FL 34203 941-753-7557; Lic.#72711

CORPORATE FINANCE, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS Hanan, Benjamin R Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#89559

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Baily, Allan Law Offices of Baily & Baily, P.A. 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 18 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-9997; Lic.#138241 Byrd, Derek The Byrd Law Firm 2151 Main St Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-954-3400; Lic.#81167 Dunn, Adam The Dunn Law Firm 1269 1st St Ste 8 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-866-4352; Lic.#107323 Flynn, Sean P Flynn Law, P.A. 2200 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-800-1140; Lic.#102616 Fowler, Alene Sartori Fowler Law Group 2075 Main St Ste 38 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-404-8909; Lic.#76658


CONTACT INFORMATION jfowler@teamflg.com

2075 Main St., Suite 38 Sarasota, Florida 34237

James Fowler HONOREE Criminal Defense Law

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION September 26, 2008

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 12 years

(941) 404-8909

thefowlerlawgroup.com

BIO

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

James Fowler is the founding partner of Fowler Law Group, P.A., a criminal defense firm. James draws upon his diverse criminal law experiences to defend adults and juveniles involved in all types of criminal law matters, including federal and state crimes, DUI offenses, driver’s license suspensions and traffic cases. He is a 4th generation native of Sarasota County with strong ties to the local community. James has served as a prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties. As a prosecuting attorney he handled numerous DUI, misdemeanor, felony and juvenile cases and received specialized training from the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Prosecution Program in the areas of drugged drivers and DUI refusal cases and Motion Practice. James has been recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers Association from 2014 – 2020. He has been named to Super Lawyers Magazine list of “Rising Stars” from 2014 – 2020. James has also been nominated for Judicial Appointment by the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission three (3) times over the past three years. James has been featured in numerous publications throughout his career; most notably Forbes, Entrepreneur, HuffPost, and Business Insider.

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DEGREES Bachelor of Science, Ferrum College, 2002 Juris Doctorate, Coastal School of Law, 2008

LAW FIRM

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Forty Carrots Key to the Cure Lakewood Ranch Young Leaders Alliance Americans Inn of Court Sarasota County Bar Association Manatee County Bar Association Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

MISSION James has developed a reputation within the community for providing exceptional client service and proudly stands by his firm’s motto of “Respect. Reputation. Protection.”

TESTIMONIAL “I had the pleasure of hiring Mr. Fowler for my criminal case. Mr. Fowler's level of expertise and attention to detail on the affairs involved truly brought not only myself but also my family peace of mind. Whenever I needed to meet with him in person, scheduling and meeting with him was always a priority on his list. One would be hard-pressed to find an individual as thorough, insightful, responsible, ambitious, academically sound, and as genuine as him.” — David Mickens


Honorees/ Index Fowler, James A Jr Fowler Law Group 2075 Main St Ste 38 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-404-8909; Lic.#55830

Griffith, Kevin McIntosh Law 766 Hudson Ave, Ste B Sarasota, FL 34236 941-306-3230; Lic.#102647

Fury, Jennifer L The Law Office of Colleen M Glenn, P.A. 1017 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-746-8800; Lic.#371830

Haynes, Jeffrey A Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Haynes, P.A. 240 N Washington Blvd Ste 460 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-919-3666; Lic.#902081

Glenn, Colleen M The Law Office of Colleen M. Glenn, P.A. 1017 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-746-8800; Lic.#635588

McIntosh, Brett McIntosh Law 766 Hudson Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-306-3230; Lic.#993972

Mogensen, Andrea Flynn Law Office of Andrea Flynn Mogensen, PA 677 N. Washington Blvd, Ste 128 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-1066; Lic.#549681

Zimmerman, Mark R Zimmerman & Zimmerman Law Firm 434 S Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-8503; Lic.#911666

Reid, Jason Attorney Jason Reid 912 7th Ave. E Bradenton, FL 34208 941-920-5662; Lic.#28307

EDUCATION

Wagner, Dustin S Lightning Law PLLC 1201 6th Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-993-4226; Lic.#98164

Windsor, Jane Windsor Law, LLC 2014 4th St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-487-7527; Lic.#86988

HONOREE Civil Law Litigation BIO Warren assists insureds - such as homeowners, business owners, and injured victims when the insurance company denies or undervalues their claim which oftentimes results in bad faith litigation. Warren’s practice also focuses on helping injured victims with an emphasis on medical malpractice. Warren began his legal career in Miami at one of Florida’s largest law firms. He was mentored and supervised by Thomas E. Scott – a former State and Federal Court Judge and U.S. Attorney. After marrying his law school sweetheart (a local real estate attorney), he moved to Sarasota to be with her and start a family. Warren is involved in the Sarasota community and sits on the following boards: Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association (“SCBA”); SCBA’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion; and the Sarasota Gator Club (UF Alumni Association). Warren also represents Florida as an appointed delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

Warren H. Chin EASTMOORE, CRAUWELS & DUBOSE, P.A.

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

2016

4 years

DEGREES

Sarasota Jurisdiction

J.D. University of Florida, 2016 cum laude B.A. University of Pittsburgh, 2012

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CONTACT INFORMATION Warren@ecd.law 1626 Ringling Blvd., Ste. 300 Sarasota FL, 34236 (941) 366-8888 ECD.LAW


Honorees/ Index ELDER LAW Bach, Babette B Bach, Jacobs, & Byrne, P.A. 240 S Pineapple Ave Ste 700 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-906-1231; Lic.#969753 Bennett, Jeanne O'Brien & Bennett, P.A. 1800 2nd St Ste 819 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-316-9200; Lic.#32881 Boyer, Andrew R Boyer & Boyer, P.A. 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 21 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-2304; Lic.#35409

Boyer, Edwin M Boyer & Boyer, P.A. 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 21 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-2304; Lic.#252719

Dine, Erika Dine Elder Law, PLLC 1101 6th Ave W Ste 218 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-746-3900; Lic.#634581

Lyons, Neil T Boyer & Boyer, P.A. 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 21 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-2304; Lic.#91826

Butler, Sierra Butler Elder Law, P.A. 8784 East SR 70, Ste 102 Bradenton, FL 34202 941-254-6611; Lic.#103145

Ferrari, John Jr Ferrari, Butler, & Moneymaker, PLLC 2477 Stickney Point Rd Ste 107B Sarasota, FL 34231 941-960-1676; Lic.#111132

Moneymaker, Liz Liz Moneymaker Law, P.A. 714 Manatee Ave East Ste C Bradenton, FL 34208 941-677-7237; Lic.#885851

Byrne, Sean M Bach, Jacobs, & Byrne, P.A. 240 S Pineapple Ave Ste 700 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-906-1231; Lic.#51988

Likens, Christopher A Christopher A. Likens P.A. 1800 2nd St Ste 971 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7838; Lic.#981303

O'Brien, Gerald F O'Brien & Bennett, P.A. 1800 2nd St Ste 819 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-316-9200; Lic.#768820

HONOREE Commercial Litigation

James D. Gibson

BIO Mr. Gibson is a founding partner of the law firm and has practiced in Sarasota since 1988. Mr. Gibson’s practice emphasizes commercial, business and real estate litigation, plus creditor’s rights. Mr. Gibson has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1987. He is also a member of the Bar of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal District Courts of the Middle District of Florida. He is a long-standing member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Gibson is AV® rated – Preeminent - by Martindale-Hubbell® Lawyer Ratings, the highest rating available. Mr. Gibson has three adult sons. He has coached youth sports for many years and is a longtime supporter of The Suncoast Youth Basketball League. MISSION At Gibson, Kohl & Wolff, P.L., our goal is to provide solid legal counsel with a highly personalized approach when representing each of our clients. We have built our law firm largely from referrals — something we attribute to our willingness to put clients first. Your satisfaction is our top priority. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Sarasota County Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present; Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present PRACTICE AREAS Business and Contract Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Civil CONTACT INFORMATION Litigation CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES LITIGATION OFFICE Business Litigation Lawyer, Florida Bar, 1996 1800 2nd St., Ste. 717, Sarasota FL 34236 FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 1987

DEGREES J.D. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1987, Dean's List

GIBSON, KOHL & WOLFF, P.L.

B.S. Ball State University, 1982

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(941) 362-8880 legaljim.com

REAL ESTATE OFFICE 1800 2nd St., Ste. 901 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 365-1166 sarasotaclosings.com

SOUTH COUNTY OFFICE 414 South Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 (941) 966-3575 sarasotaclosings.com


Honorees/ Index Scott, Neil William Neil W Scott Atty At Law 1800 2nd St Ste 818 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-906-8555; Lic.#402575

Brown, Faith Z Brown & Brown 1001 3rd Ave W Ste 375 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-953-2825; Lic.#11280

Keane, Dana Keane & Keane 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 5 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-7255; Lic.#30425

Murphy, Stephanie L The Murphy Law Group 665 S Orange Ave Ste 1 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-328-8142; Lic.#553751

Sobel, Donna Irvin Donna Irvin Sobel, P.A. 4900 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34209 941-747-0001; Lic.#370096

Byrd, Heather The Byrd Law Firm 2151 Main St Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-954-3400; Lic.#76074

Wiesner, Ira Stewart Law Office of Ira S. Wiesner 328 N Rhodes Ave Sarasota, FL 34237 941-242-7270; Lic.#222887

Drumm, William William Drumm PA 434 S Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-1700; Lic.#288240

King, Amanda M Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#78996

Poole, Kenneth M Jr Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#21223

EMINENT DOMAIN

Flaherty, Angela D Flaherty Law Firm 2180 Main St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-706-2860; Lic.#125695

Kleinberg, Lisa J Law Office of Lisa J Kleinberg 1990 Main St Ste 725 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-306-4126; Lic.#940010

Resnick, Michael L Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#157765

Blucher, Paul A Blucher Law Group, PLLC 7300 Delainey Ct Sarasota, FL 34240 941-361-1145; Lic.#860409 Moore, S William Moore Bowman & Reese, P.A. 551 N. Cattlemen Rod. Ste 100 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-365-3800; Lic.#157268

FAMILY LAW Bell, Lisa Ann Lisa Bell, PA 435 12th St W Ste 216 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-404-4625; Lic.#97100 Blue, Deborah J Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#522030 Bragg, Adam Bragg Law Firm, PLLC 713 S Orange Ave Ste 105 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-893-1555; Lic.#71542

Flaherty, Mark Flaherty Law Firm 2180 Main St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-706-2860; Lic.#114472 Gillett, Carmen R Carmen R. Gillett, PLLC 1845 Morrill St Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-9826; Lic.#375446 Grondahl, Paul F Paul F. Grondahl, P.A. 2017 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-251-6900; Lic.#97918 Halvorsen, Kathi Busch PO BOX 1866 Sarasota, FL 34230 941-953-2612; Lic.#974382 Hubbard, Natoria Deniese PO Box 1624 Bradenton, FL 34206 941-747-8499; Lic.#103053 Itts, Erin Ann Itts Law, LLC 355 W Venice Ave Venice, FL 34285 941-451-8074; Lic.#11938

Kowtko, W Matthew Kowtko Law Group, P.A. 1800 2nd St Ste 882 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-227-4945; Lic.#111142 Leibovitz, Janella Kayla Law Office of Janella K. Leibovitz, P.L. 2014 4th St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-362-3355; Lic.#194824 Loftus, Leslie Loftus Law 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-444-7278; Lic.#996440 Mancuso, R Lynette Burgess, Harrell, Mancuso, Colton & La Porta, P.A. 1776 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3700; Lic.#445101 Meshberger, Lindsey A Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#36451

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Salisbury, Debra M Law Office of Debra M Salisbury, P.A. 3293 Fruitville Rd Unit 101 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-1616; Lic.#973769 Schipani, Philip J Schipani & Norman, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 1110 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-549-8981; Lic.#557528 Solnoki, Drew The Byrd Law Firm 2151 Main St Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-954-3400; Lic.#661341 Villaverde, Monica Law Offices of Monica Villaverde, P.L.L.C. 1990 Main St Ste 725 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-284-4985; Lic.#71014 Wallace, Jaime L Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#370665


CONTACT INFORMATION dgurley@GurleyAssociates.com

601 South Osprey Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236

Direct: (941) 556-1480 Fax: (941) 365-2916

HONORS Highest attainable Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell International Attorney Directory. A Florida Trend “Legal Elite” in construction law. Recognized by Chambers & Partners Guide to Leading Business Lawyers and Law Firms in the World. Acknowledged by Super Lawyers as a leading Florida Construction & Surety lawyer. Listed in Best Lawyers in America for expertise in Construction Law.

David E. Gurley HONOREE Construction Law

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 1984

BIO David E. Gurley is the principal shareholder of Gurley & Associates. He has been Florida Board Certified as an expert in Construction Law since 2005. Mr. Gurley’s practice for the last thirty-five years has concentrated on matters relating to the construction and design of private and public development projects including, contract negotiation and drafting; project oversight and Board of Claims proceedings; construction and design defect analysis and documentation; scheduling and delay claims; lender issues; project takeovers and completions for sureties; surety indemnity actions; construction licensing and disciplinary matters; and, the mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction and design disputes. Gurley & Associates’ clients include multiple ENR Top 50 contractors; surety companies; CD insurers, national and international “big box” retailers; REITS; private development companies and, major construction materials supply companies. Mr. Gurley is admitted to practice in all Florida courts, Texas and in the District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. He counsels clients nationwide and in the Caribbean basin in the avoidance and resolution of construction and bond claims arising from commercial, hospitality, theme park, medical facility, luxury resort, high rise residential, transportation and public infrastructure projects.

PRACTICES

DEGREES

Construction Law, Surety Law, Business and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, Condominium Law, Trial Practice

J.D., Florida State University, 1983 B.S., Florida State University, 1981

Mr. Gurley is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for construction law. He has been recognized by Chambers & Partners Guide to Leading Business Lawyers and Law Firms in the World and by Super Lawyers and Florida Trend magazine as a leading Florida construction and surety lawyer.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS · American Bar Association (Fidelity and Surety Law Committee; Forum Committee on the Construction Law Committee) · Florida Bar · Sarasota County Bar Association · Construction Law Institute, Certified Instructor · National Bond Claims Association · Defense Research Institute · Florida Surety Association · Master, Judge John M. Scheb Inn of Court

MISSION Gurley & Associates is a commercial litigation, construction and surety boutique law firm with a national and international reach. Gurley & Associates provides the responsiveness and personal service of a boutique law firm, with the experience and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of larger firms.

LAW FIRM


Honorees/ Index Wesley, D Scott Law Office of D. Scott Wesley, PLLC 2127 Ringling Blvd Ste 103 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-951-6733; Lic.#127462 Young, Robert L Band, Gates & Dramis 2070 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8010; Lic.#107122

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE Bailey, Crystal Hansen Sarasota County Sheriff's Office 6010 Cattleridge Dr Sarasota, FL 34232 941-861-4059; Lic.#69010 Barnebey, Mark P Blalock Walters P.A. 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#370827 Dillard-Spahn, Stacy Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, PA 2055 Wood St Ste 206 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-681-8700; Lic.#22496 Good, Margaret Eastmoore, Crauwels & DuBose, P.A. 1626 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-8888; Lic.#97931 Kardash, Regina A Persson, Cohen & Mooney, P.A. 6853 Energy Ct Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240 941-306-4730; Lic.#66381 Kayan, Bora S Office of the Sarasota County Attorney 1660 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-861-5000; Lic.#105759

Mooney, Maggie D Persson, Cohen & Mooney, P.A. 6853 Energy Ct Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240 941-306-4730; Lic.#555924 Palmer, Mitchell Mitchell O. Palmer, County Attorney 1112 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-745-3750; Lic.#351873 Slayton, Amber L. City of North Port 4970 City Hall Blvd North Port, FL 34286 941-429-7260; Lic.#116071

HEALTH CARE LAW Brownlee, Steven D Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#103246 Moore, John L Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#908118 Rosenberg, Alexis Rosenberg Law, P.A. 1895 Floyd St Ste B Sarasota, FL 34239 941-373-6777; Lic.#335400 Sapp, Joseph Glenn JGS Law, PLLC 1848 Eagles Point Apopka, FL 32712 407-421-4978; Lic.#44902 Stroud, Robert S Blalock Walters P.A. 2 N Tamiami Trl Ste 408 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-748-0100; Lic.#783781

Jaensch, P Christopher Jaensch Immigration Law Firm 2198 Main St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-9841; Lic.#72044

INSURANCE

Carson-Freymann, Catherine M Goodman McGuffey LLP 6751 Professional Pkwy W Ste 103 Sarasota, FL 34240 941-806-2984; Lic.#418986 Douberly, Andrew L Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#88193 Peairs, Jeffrey D Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#875260

INTELLECTURAL PROPERTY RIGHTS Cherry, Douglas A Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#333130 Portnow, Adam B Law Office of Adam B. Portnow, P.L. 2071 Main St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-373-1797; Lic.#56807 Stamoulis, Elizabeth M Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#120765

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT Collier, Jason A Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34230 941-366-6660; Lic.#733318

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Compton, Jennifer B Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#128041 Duggan, Patrick J Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#899461 Farb, Gail E Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#619191 Farrelly, Jessica M Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#103055 Fowler-Hermes, Jennifer Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#127442 Herbert, Joseph Norton Hammersley Lopez and Skokos P.A. 1819 Main St Ste 610 Sarasota FL 34236 941-566-1482; Lic.#84260 Sensenig, Christine Sensenig Law Firm, P.A. 1515 Ringling Blvd. Ste 230 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-953-2828; Lic.#74276 Walker, Kimberly Page Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#30661


CONTACT INFORMATION contact@mysarasotalawyers.com

1800 2nd St. Suite 882 Sarasota FL 34236

W.Matthew Kowtko HONOREE Criminal Defense

LAW FIRM

mysarasotalawyers.com

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

BIO Matthew is the owner-managing attorney at the Kowtko Law Group, P.A. Matt’s approach to the practice of law combines pragmatism, innovation, dependability, dedication, and tenacity; he’s a persuasive and successful trial lawyer, as well as an assertive and decisive negotiator. Clients describe him as compassionate, knowledgeable, professional, responsive, and a bull in the courtroom with a keen ability to think clearly and rapidly under pressure. Matthew is a Georgia native and has been helping Sarasota families through some of the most difficult times of their lives since 2014. Legal issues often devolve and quickly become emotionally draining, consuming a person's time, energy, and financial resources; being a family man helps Matt empathize with the stress and the emotional toll that come with dealing with the important and sensitive issues involved in family and criminal law matters, making it easy for him to be a good listener, compassionate, patient, and understand his client’s needs. From the moment you meet Matt he will educate you in the process of your family or criminal law case, and him and his team will start working immediately to build an individualized approach and case strategy tailored to your unique situation to defend and protect your rights.

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 2014, Middle District of Florida Court

(941) 227-4945

• Sarasota Women’s Resource Center • Legal Aid of Manasota • Sarasota Pregnancy Center

MISSION To deliver superior, efficient, and effective legal services by taking a genuine interest in our client’s needs and objectives, working closely with them to achieve their goals while educating them in the practicalities and complexities of the law. As a firm we will maintain the highest ethical and professional integrity standards while fostering open communication, mutual respect, initiative, innovation, loyalty, and teamwork.

TESTIMONIALS “Matt is extremely knowledgeable, and his negotiation skills are outstanding. He helped us walk away with exactly what we came to him for. The outcome truly changed our lives.” —Shannon Belt “They give great advice, they don’t overcharge, and they know what they’re doing. If you are looking for a pitbull attorney, for a reasonable price, this is the right place.” —Sandy Bennett

PRACTICES

DEGREES

Family and Criminal Lawyer

Barry University School of Law, —Juris Doctor, Top 33% Georgia State University, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & Business Economics


Honorees/ Index LAND USE ENVIRONMENT Bailey, Charles D III Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#17884 Bailey, Charles D Jr Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#135878 Colburn, Casey The Colburn Firm 7321 Merchant Ct Ste A, Sarasota, FL 34240 941-928-6801; Lic.#647551 Lincoln, Robert K Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A. 2055 Wood St Ste 206 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-681-8700; Lic.#6122 Mapes, Sara W Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6615; Lic.#112618 Merrill, William W III Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#341207 Patten, Brenda L Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#383236 Rees, Stephen D Jr Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#17460

Thompson, Stephen W Najmy Thompson, P.L. 3400 S. Tamiami Trail Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-907-3999; Lic.#509310

LEGACY Band, David S Band, Gates & Dramis 2070 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8010; Lic.#3287 Blalock, Robert G Blalock Walters P.A. 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#6601 Burgess, James H Jr Burgess, Harrell, Mancuso, Colton & La Porta, P.A. 1776 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3700; Lic.#280763 Harrell, Donald J Burgess, Harrell, Mancuso, Colton & La Porta, P.A. 1776 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3700; Lic.#343781 Harrison, William T Jr Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#34232 Keane, Gerald B Keane & Keane 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 5 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-7255; Lic.#156572 McLain, George R Sr Metcalfe & McLain, P.A. 100 Wallace Ave., Ste. 260 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-365-4174; Lic.#115510

Seider, William M Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#282960 Seitl, Wayne F Wood, Seitl and Anderson, P.A. 3665 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34233 941-954-5772; Lic.#184074 Spivey, Barry F Spivey & Huss, P.A. 1515 Ringling Blvd Ste 885 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-840-1991; Lic.#130660 Vaughan-Birch, Norman Mediation Outside The Box 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 6 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2405; Lic.#116463 Walters, Clifford L III Blalock Walters P.A. 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#221971 Wuchner, John William 892 Acadia Rd Venice, FL 34293 941-360-0023; Lic.#973017

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DEFENSE Haskins, Mark A Gulf Coast Mediators 2801 Fruitville Rd Ste 230 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-281-4000; Lic.#881627 Marchbank, Ralph L Jr Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#305571

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PLAINTIFF Bucha, Sandra L McCue, Reams, Bucha & Associates 524 9th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-1358; Lic.#11780 Eastmoore, Theodore C Eastmoore, Crauwels & DuBose, P.A. 1626 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-8888; Lic.#300950 Horne, James M Shapiro | Delgado 433 8th Ave W Palmetto, FL 34221 941-749-1446; Lic.#98994 McArdle, Patrick S Patrick S. McArdle, Esq. 1023 Manatee Ave W Ste 509 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-214-7122; Lic.#99548

PERSONAL INJURY Barak, Anthony D. Barak Law Group 1322 3rd Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-782-8242; Lic.#523380 Battaglia, Alyson Legler Murphy & Battaglia, LLP 2027 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-5599; Lic.#56548 Delgado, Jim L Shapiro | Delgado 433 8th Ave W Palmetto, FL 34221 941-749-1446; Lic.#155446


CONTACT INFORMATION alan@mallardlawfirm.com

889 N Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236

Alan L. Perez

mallardlawfirm.com

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

BIO Alan’s recipe for success is a mixture of innovative ideas and traditional business values. As a personal injury trial lawyer, Alan focuses his practice on compassionately and aggressively advocating for the injured throughout Florida. Alan’s extensive courtroom experience includes successfully trying numerous cases to verdict. He capitalizes on cutting-edge technology and revolutionary ideas and argument. Outside of the courtroom, Alan achieves outstanding settlement results, setting himself apart with the level of commitment and personal attention he gives each of his clients. This type of service results in positive word-of-mouth referrals, which are the best advertisement that no money can buy. Whether the case involves a motor vehicle crash, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse or neglect, or institutional child physical or sexual abuse, Alan’s principals of dedicated service and unrelenting advocacy make for a powerful combination. A Texas native and proud Floridian, Alan reads, writes and speaks Spanish. Florida Super Lawyers Magazine recognized him as a “Rising Star” for the past 9 consecutive years. This designation is bestowed upon no more than 2.5% of Florida lawyers every year based on independent research designed to recognize lawyers who demonstrate excellence and professionalism in practice.

HONOREE PERSONAL INJURY

LAW FIRM

(941) 952-1682

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

November 14, 2008

12 years of extensive litigation experience, involving numerous jury and non-jury trials.

• “Eagle Member” of the Florida Justice Association • Chair-Elect of the Florida Justice Association’s Solo/Small Firm Section • Active member of the Sarasota County Bar Association • Active member of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court • Appointee to the Florida Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity • Appointee to The Florida Bar’s Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A” • High School Student Mentor in the Faces of Accomplishment mentorship program • Volunteered as a Booker High School Mock Trial Team Attorney Coach • Volunteered with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, assisting Spanish-speaking people fill out and file income tax return documents

TESTIMONIALS "We hired Alan Perez at Mallard Law Firm to help my wife and I after being seriously injured in a car accident. Alan exceeded our expectations. He not only resolved our claim tenaciously, quickly, and efficiently. Alan was accessible throughout the process and was thorough in his explanation of the process and any questions we had." —Seth 2/27/19

DEGREES B.A. from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas on May 17, 2005 J.D. from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio on May 10, 2008


Honorees/ Index DuBose, E Keith Eastmoore, Crauwels & DuBose, P.A. 1626 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-8888; Lic.#84999 Fernandez, Stephen Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh 3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-1234; Lic.#723673 Goldberg, Christina A Luhrsen Goldberg, LLC 6954 Professional Pkwy E Sarasota, FL 34240 941-212-2600; Lic.#41081 Guy, Jeffrey M Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#92428 Hagopian, Gregory S Gallagher & Hagopian, PL 4420 5th St W Bradenton, FL 34207 941-727-6944; Lic.#980481 Hale, Patrick M Hale Law, P.A. 2803 Fruitville Road, Ste 240 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-735-4529; Lic.#113304

2020 Rising Star Iyampillai, Patrick Hale Law, P.A. 2803 Fruitville Road, Ste 240 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-735-4529; Lic.#1001457 Ketchum, Lindsay J Lindsay Ketchum, P.A. 1800 2nd St Ste 895 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-952-8392; Lic.#113868

Linehan, Gregory P Wittmer & Linehan PLLC 2014 4th St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-263-8314; Lic.#87970 Luhrsen, Julie S Luhrsen Goldberg, LLC 6954 Professional Pkwy E Sarasota, FL 34240 941-212-2600; Lic.#163848 Mallard, Damian Mallard Law Firm 889 N Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-952-1682; Lic.#882348 Ortiz, Michael A Michael A. Ortiz, P.A. 535 Lafayette Ct Sarasota, FL 34236 941-706-9000; Lic.#794414 Perez, Alan L Mallard Law Firm 889 N Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-952-1682; Lic.#60409 Robertson, Bill The Robertson Law Firm 889 N Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34230 941-364-2455; Lic.#436607 Telfair, Charles W Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A. 2 N Tamiami Trl Fl 5 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-951-1800; Lic.#883964 Walsh, Bernard F Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh 3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-1234; Lic.#263826 Westheimer, F Scott Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#100242

Young, Roger L Law Office of Roger L. Young, P.A. 2831 Ringling Blvd Ste 107B Sarasota, FL 34237 941-906-1980; Lic.#349607

PRODUCT LIABILITY Maglio, Altom M Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#88005 Sayeg, Ilyas Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#99140 Stephan, Michele S Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#96628

REAL ESTATE Belle, Michael J Law Office of Michael J. Belle 2364 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-955-9212; Lic.#840882 Berlin, Evan N Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#980919 Carr, Kathryn Angell Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#363618 Cason, Nancy E Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#574244

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Chapman, Kenneth D Jr Bowman, George, Scheb, Kimbrough, Koach & Chapman, P.A. 2750 Ringling Blvd Ste 3 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-5510; Lic.#863394 Christy, Erin Hope Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#60510 Coldiron, Natalie G Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#99420 Conaboy, Andrew J Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#114391 Currin, Peter T Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#190446 DeMarsh, Benjamin T Dunlap & Moran, P.A. 22 S. Links Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-0115; Lic.#119878 Dorrill, Saralyn Abel Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#3387 Ebling, Jamie Adam Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#369284


Honorees/ Index Edwards, Sheryl The Edwards Law Firm, PL 500 S Washington Blvd Ste 400 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-363-0110; Lic.#57495

McComb, William C Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#87063

Saba, Richard D Law Office Of Richard D. Saba, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 400 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-952-0990; Lic.#175810

2020 Rising Star Brosious, Erin Michelle Ms. Erin Michelle Brosious 1051 Manatee Ave W Fl 7 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-747-6436; Lic.#1004121

Shaw, Timothy S Blalock Walters P.A. 2 N Tamiami Trl Ste 400 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-748-0100; Lic.#331661

2020 Rising Star Buckman, Allie R Buckman and Buckman, P.A. 2023 Constitution Blvd Sarasota, FL 34231 941-923-7700; Lic.#118584

Featherstone, Ryan A Dunlap & Moran, P.A. 22 S. Links Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-0115; Lic.#17824

McKay, Telese B Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#179371

Gates, Chad L Band, Gates & Dramis 2070 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8010; Lic.#981095

Moore, Lisa Gonzalez Moore Law 9040 Town Center Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34202 941-822-8780; Lic.#484377

Thomas, Aaron M Najmy Thompson, P.L. 3400 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-907-3999; Lic.#116747

Horstkamp, Julie A Horstkamp Law Firm PLLC 901 Venetia Bay Blvd Ste 260 Venice, FL 34285 941-584-2060; Lic.#149446

Najmy, Louis J Najmy Thompson, P.L. 3400 S. Tamiami Trail Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-907-3999; Lic.#158402

Infanti, Michael P Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. 1819 Main St Ste 610 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4691; Lic.#483590

Nohren, Alyssa M Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#352410

Tirabassi, E Ralph Fergeson Skipper Attorneys at Law 1515 Ringling Blvd Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-957-1900; Lic.#245097

Kelly, Sean M Najmy Thompson, P.L. 3400 S. Tamiami Trail Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-907-3999; Lic.#106435

Pflugner, J Geoffrey Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#152304

Koontz, Jo Ann Koontz & Associates, PL 1613 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-225-2615; Lic.#29111 Lawrence, Richard SRQ Property Law, PLLC 1800 2nd St Ste 888 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-479-8500; Lic.#30463 Luzier, Thomas B Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#899194

Pitchford, Jan W Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#507784 Riddell, Cynthia Riddell Law Group 3400 S Tamiami Trl Ste 202 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-366-1300; Lic.#51456 Ryskamp, Patrick W Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#178179

Turner, James L Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#285560 Villaveces, Juan C Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#188042 Wickman, John E Ulrich, Scarlett, Wickman & Dean, P.A. 713 S Orange Ave Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-5100; Lic.#46884

RISING STARS 2020 Rising Star Ackley Suarez, Andrea Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#119047

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2020 Rising Star Castro, Colton F Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#125370 2020 Rising Star Christie, Nicole F Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#1003223 2020 Rising Star Cowgill, Michael J Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#1010945 2020 Rising Star DeMeuse, Gregory S Blalock Walters P.A. 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#1003636 2020 Rising Star Fall, Katherine M Boyer & Boyer, P.A. 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 21 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-2304; Lic.#1008504


Honorees/ Index 2020 Rising Star Garcia Cordovés, Roberto M Najmy Thompson, P.L. 3400 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-907-3999; Lic.#1020001 2020 Rising Star Grollman, Jacob Grollman Law 544 12th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-896-6775; Lic.#118711 2020 Rising Star Gurley, Alex Gurley & Associates 601 S Osprey Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-4501; Lic.#126321 2020 Rising Star Koepsel, Jamie E Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#125975 2020 Rising Star Matechik, Matthew The Matechik Law Firm, P.A. 2477 Stickney Point Rd Ste 107B Sarasota, FL 34231 941-926-6755; Lic.#126342 2020 Rising Star Murphy, Daniel Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh 3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-1234; Lic.#119576 2020 Rising Star Nicodemi, Alexandria Catherina Manatee County Attorney's Office 1112 Manatee Ave W Unit 969 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-745-3750; Lic.#124794

2020 Rising Star Parker, Corey R Najmy Thompson, P.L. 3400 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-907-3999; Lic.#1018370 2020 Rising Star Pasquali, Jamie Nicole Office of the Public Defender 2071 Ringling Blvd Fl 5 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-861-5500; Lic.#117555 2020 Rising Star Perakis, Dino Dino Law 2151 Main St Ste 100, Sarasota, Florida 34237 941-524-1272; Lic.#115155 2020 Rising Star Pratt, Thomas A Goodman McGuffey LLP 6751 Professional Pkwy W Ste 103 Sarasota, FL 34240 941-806-2986; Lic.#122239 2020 Rising Star Price, Nicole M Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#1008117 2020 Rising Star Robinson, M Brandon Barnes, Walker, Goethe, Perron, & Shea, PLLC 3119 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-741-8224; Lic.#119364 2020 Rising Star Salmonsen, Chelsea V Goodman McGuffey LLP 6751 Professional Pkwy W Ste 103 Sarasota, FL 34240 941-806-2987; Lic.#1002603

2020 Rising Star Seidensticker, Patrick Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#1018473 2020 Rising Star Senior, Justin P Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#1004223 2020 Rising Star Shook, Alyssa L Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#1003179 2020 Rising Star Snell, Maris K V Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#125585 2020 Rising Star Toups, Bishop L Law Offices of Daily & Toups 2014 4th St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-357-7379; Lic.#120525 2020 Rising Star Williams, Tamara Joi Office of the Public Defender 2071 Ringling Blvd Fl 5 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-861-5500; Lic.#127625 2020 Rising Star Wood, Charles A Jr Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#118970

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SECURITIES LAW Clayton, Drew Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#739464 Graham, Worth Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#92417

SPORTS LAW Unkel, Christina E Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#99203

TAX LAW King, Mary Law Office of Mary E. King P.L. 3389 Magic Oak Ln Sarasota, FL 34232 941-906-7585; Lic.#987001 McLaughlin, Thomas J Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#772291 Wagner, E John II Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#167551

TRAFFIC LAW Finebloom, Darren Finebloom Haenel & Higgins PA 2445 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-444-4444; Lic.#336660


Honorees/ Index Haenel, David The Law Place 2445 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-444-4444; Lic.#494712

Caswell, Christopher Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#371211

Rizzo, AnneMarie The Law Place 2445 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-444-4444; Lic.#35007

Elmore, Douglas J Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#20858

WILLS Archbold, J Allison Archbold Law Firm, P.A. 2389 Ringling Blvd Ste A Sarasota, FL 34237 941-960-8825; Lic.#115088 Band, Gregory S Band Law Group 1 S School Ave Ste 500 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-917-0505; Lic.#869902 Burchett, Charla M Shutts & Bowen LLP 1858 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-3500; Lic.#813230 Casanueva, Melissa Butler Elder Law, P.A. 8784 East SR 70, Ste 102 Bradenton, FL 34202 941-254-6611; Lic.#105788

Goethe, Jeffrey S Barnes, Walker, Goethe, Perron, & Shea, PLLC 3119 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-741-8224; Lic.#861420 Gordon, Cheryl L Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-6660; Lic.#284483

Fowler, Christopher J Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. 1819 Main St Ste 610 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4691; Lic.#104085

Gregoria, Ric Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#908551

Frano, Rose-Anne B Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#592218

Heedy, Alisa M Fergeson Skipper, P.A. 1515 Ringling Blvd Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-957-1900; Lic.#119749

Gerling, Dana Laganella Affordable Attorney Gerling Law Group Chartered 6148 State Road 70 Bradenton, FL 34203 941-756-6600; Lic.#503991 Gerling, Rodney D Affordable Attorney Gerling Law Group Chartered 6148 State Road 70 Bradenton, FL 34203 941-756-6600; Lic.#554340

Lee, H Greg H. Greg Lee, P.A. 2601 Cattlemen Rd. Ste 503 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-954-0067; Lic.#351301 Najmy, Joseph L Najmy Thompson, P.L. 3400 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-907-3999; Lic.#847283

Payne, David W The Payne Law Group, PLLC 766 Hudson Ave Ste C Sarasota, FL 34236 941-487-2800; Lic.#958530 Shaffer, William Bouziane and Shaffer Law 2170 Main St Ste 103 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-404-4940; Lic.#65952 Troiano, Jeffrey T Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-4800; Lic.#31557

WORKER'S COMPENSATION Cromley, Terri F Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett P.A. 714 Manatee Ave E Ste C Bradenton, FL 34208 877-728-9653; Lic.#118230 Eure, Rosemary B Lancaster & Eure 711 N. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7575; Lic.#797782 Kalo, Lisa Kalo & Verheul, P.A. 2580 University Pkwy Sarasota, FL 34243 941-359-2580; Lic.#898960

Program Methodology SUMMARY To create the list, the magazine contracted DataJoe Research to facilitate an online peer-voting process and Internet research process. DataJoe Research is a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification, and conducts various nominations across the United States on behalf of publishers. To create the list, DataJoe Research facilitated an online peer-voting process. DataJoe checked and confirmed that each published winner had, at time of review, a current, active license status with the appropriate state regulatory board. If we were not able to find evidence of a lawyer's current, active registration with the state regulatory board, that lawyer was excluded from the list. In addition, we checked available public sources to identify lawyers disciplined for an infraction by the state regulatory board. These entities were excluded from the list. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to the magazine for its final review and adjustments. FINAL NOTE We recognize that there are many good lawyers who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within the region. Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of responding lawyers in the region. We take time and energy to ensure fair voting, although we understand that the results of this survey nomination and Internet research campaign are not an objective metric. We certainly do not discount the fact that many, many good and effective lawyers may not appear on the list. DISCLAIMERS DataJoe uses best practices and exercises great care in assembling content for this list. DataJoe does not warrant that the data contained within the list are complete or accurate. DataJoe does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. All rights reserved. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without written permission from DataJoe. QUESTIONS For research/methodology questions, contact the research team at surveys@datajoe.com. 102 | srq magazine_ SEPT/OCT20 live local — elite top attorneys awards section


HONOREE Wills BIO J. Allison Archbold began her career as an estate planner in Sarasota in 2007 after serving as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. She became board certified in wills, trusts, and estates in 2011. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to the Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers lists. She is a member of the Executive Council of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. MISSION My firm and I are committed to practicing law with integrity and providing the highest level of legal representation and customer service at fair prices.

J. Allison Archbold

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

September 25, 1997

23 years

DEGREES

PRACTICE

A.B. 1994 Cornell University J.D. 1997 University of Miami

ARCHBOLD LAW FIRM, P.A.

Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates

CONTACT INFORMATION JAA@Archbold.law 2389 Ringling Blvd, Ste. A Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 960-8825 Archbold.law

LL.M. in Estate Planning 2007 University of Miami

HONOREE Eminent Domain BIO Paul Blucher, Esquire has been practicing eminent domain law in Florida since 1990. In 1997 he founded Blucher Law Group, PLLC dedicated to protecting property owners and business owners’ rights against the government. Blucher notes, “We help clients understand their rights – that attorney’s fees and costs are paid by the government and that owners are entitled to be paid full compensation for the taking of their property, compensation which may be more than the government's appraised value. TESTIMONIALS “Paul Blucher possesses all of the qualities of a great attorney: exceptional expertise, ethical conduct, compassion and concern for clients. His advice and counsel allowed us to successfully navigate one of the most difficult periods we have ever experienced.” — Melanie Michaels, Ph.D and David Sorg, property owners June 2020 FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

Paul Blucher, Esq.

September 24, 1990. Member: Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee 1990, Federal Bar MD Fla. 1997; Fla. Bar Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section.

PRACTICES Eminent Domain, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Title Closings and Title Insurance

CONTACT INFORMATION pab@fifthamendment.com 7300 Delainey Court Sarasota, Florida 34240 (941) 361-1145 fifthamendment.com

DEGREES

BLUCHER LAW GROUP, PLLC

University of Pittsburgh, School of Law JD 1990

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HONOREE Rising Star BIO I am a Florida native who was raised in a Big Fat Greek Family. After college, I traveled to Seoul, South Korea, where I taught English for 11 months. After law school, I returned to Daytona Beach to practice law and be near my father. In 2015, I visited Sarasota for the first time and within 30 seconds knew I would make this place home. Before I opened my firm I worked at Fowler Law Group and am grateful for that experience. PHILOSOPHY Any challenge can be overcome by doing the right thing for the right reasons, one-step at a time no matter how overwhelming it may be. The aim is to perform the best job we are able to guide our clients through their hardest times in the legal arena. NEW LICENSES Middle District of Florida, Federal Court (2015) & Southern District of Florida, Federal Court (2019) DEGREES

Dino Perakis DINO LAW

Florida State University, 2009 Florida Coastal School of Law, 2014 Legal Studies Institute, Washington DC, 2012; Constitutional Originalism and the Federalist Papers Certificate

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION Florida Supreme

PRACTICES Trials (Criminal Defense, Personal Injury), Estate Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION Dinolawpa@gmail.com 2151 Main Street, Ste 100 Sarasota, Florida 34237 Satellite Office: 595 W. Granada Blvd, Ste L, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174 (941) 524-1272 DinoLaw.com

HONOREE Real Estate BIO Mr. Featherstone is a locally born, AV Preeminent® real estate and business law attorney with a practice focused on residential and commercial real estate transactions, including title analysis, title curing, and title insurance and representation of individual and business entities in the buying, selling, developing, and leasing of residential and commercial property. His practice also includes the representation of clients in the purchase and sale of all types of businesses. His services include contract negotiation/drafting, resolving disputes, and conducting real estate and business closings. He is also approved counsel for various national and community banks, and is involved in the legal analysis, documentation and closing of secured and unsecured loan transactions. MISSION I adhere to the highest ethical standards in pursuing my clients’ interests, and work diligently to remain abreast of the latest developments in laws impacting my areas of practice. The relationships I establish with clients typically develop into strong, longstanding ties, the outgrowth of which is the bulk of my referrals come from satisfied clients.

Ryan A. Featherstone

DEGREES Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Finance from University of Florida (2001) and J.D. from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California (2005)

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FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION December, 2005

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 15 years

Sarasota and Manatee County Jurisdiction

CONTACT INFORMATION rfeatherstone@ dunlapmoran.com 22 S. Links Ave., Ste. 300, Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-0115 dunlapmoran.com


HONOREE Wills BIO Attorney H. Greg Lee has been named to Florida Trend Magazine's prestigious list of Legal Elite attorneys. This honor is a recognition by an attorney's peers as to their high level of legal services. Mr. Lee concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration. He has been practicing in the Sarasota, Venice, & Bradenton area for 38 years, maintaining offices in East Sarasota and Venice. Having an LLM in Taxation allows Mr. Lee to bring an added dimension to his practice. Mr. Lee is a member of the Sarasota Bar Association; Florida Bar Association; Real Property, Probate and Trust section of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. MISSION To provide high quality and efficient legal services in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration at a competitive cost.

H. Greg Lee H. GREG LEE, P.A.

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

1982

38 years

Practicing in Florida

DEGREES

Hendrix College, B.A. Business/ Economics - 1978 Advanced Studies, London School of Economics - 1976 University of Arkansas, Little Rock, J.D. - 1981 University of Miami, Miami, FL LLM Taxation – 1982

CONTACT INFORMATION hglee@hgreglee.com 2601 Cattlemen Rd., Ste. 503 Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 954-0067 735 East Venice Ave. Venice, FL (941) 484-0067

HONOREE Commercial Litigation BIO Darren R. Inverso is the Managing Attorney at the Inverso Law Group specializing in Construction and Commercial Litigation, Real Estate law, Corporate law, Association law, Estate and Probate matters and Creditors rights. Mr. Inverso has been practicing law in Sarasota County for over 20 years is a member of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Gulf Coast CEO Forum, the Gulf Coast Builder’s Exchange, the Sarasota Home Builder’s Association and the Downtown Sarasota Condo Association. MISSION Inverso Law Group is a well-established firm that assists corporations, small businesses, and individuals with a wide range of legal matters in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and throughout Florida. FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 2001

Darren R. Inverso INVERSO LAW GROUP SOLUTIONS & SERVICE

DEGREES Western New England University School of Law: Law School, J.D., 2000 University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A, 1997

ASSOCIATIONS Florida State Bar, Sarasota County Bar Association, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Gulf Coast Builder’s Exchange, Sarasota Home Builders Association, Gulf Coast CEO Forum

CONTACT INFORMATION Darren@InversoLaw.com 1800 Second Street, Ste 884 Sarasota, Florida 34236 (941) 926-6039 Mobile: (941) 320-6136 InversoLaw.com

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HONOREE Rising Star BIO A lifelong resident of Sarasota, Jake Grollman concentrates his legal work solely on criminal defense and has represented individuals charged with various misdemeanor and felony offenses. During his career as a defense attorney, Jake has tried numerous jury trials, from DUIs to Attempted Murder. He works relentlessly to protect the rights of the accused and has proven his ability to get results, whether in front of a judge or jury. He is committed to providing the attentive service and representation necessary to obtain the most favorable outcome for his clients and their future. MISSION In today’s world, when I have the privilege of representing your liberty interest, it is more important than ever that I maintain an unwavering commitment to fighting for your Constitutional Rights.

DEGREES

Jacob Grollman

University of Central Florida B.A. (2011); Florida State University College of Law J.D. (2015)

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION September 28, 2015 All Florida

CONTACT INFORMATION jake@grollmanlaw.com

State Courts, U.S. Federal District Court - Middle District of Florida

544 12th St. West Bradenton, FL 34205

PRACTICES

(941) 896-6775

Criminal Defense

grollmanlaw.com

THE LAW OFFICE OF JACOB GROLLMAN, P.A.

HONOREE Personal Injury BIO I have spent my entire legal career representing injured individuals and I would not have it any other way. There is something incredibly satisfying to me about representing an individual and getting them what they are entitled to, often times outnumbered by a team of lawyers who are working for the insurance industry. I pride myself on taking an individualized approach to every case and treating every client like a person, not just a number. TESTIMONIAL "Attorney Battaglia was the best! If they had a 10 star, she would get it! She was kind and understanding and always returned my calls or emails in a timely and efficient manner. If you have been injured make the call to her you won't regret it."

DEGREES

Alyson Battaglia

2008 - J.D. Barry University School of Law 2003 - B.A. Loyola University

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION October 6, 2008

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 12 years

CONTACT INFORMATION alyson@allinjurieslaw.com 677 N Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 2027 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 748-5599 allinjurieslaw.com

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HONOREE Family Law BIO Ms. Loftus is a family law attorney who has practiced in Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 2002. She was licensed to practice law in 1984, in Chicago, Illinois. In 1994, she became licensed in Florida. Loftus enjoys her practice and her clients, with whom she works closely to provide individualized service. It is important to her that clients feel welcome, understood, and informed. Ms. Loftus favors negotiated and agreed resolutions where possible and is an active collaborative law practitioner. Some cases are not collaborative and cannot be agreed, however, and when litigating Loftus is steadfast, purposeful and determined. She is a vigorous and experienced advocate.Loftus balances her professional life with volunteerism. MISSION Loftus Law is here to provide individualized legal services to clients who are going through lifechanging family law issues, and who wish to have those issues handled promptly, with sensitivity, proficiency, and discernment. RECOGNITION

Leslie Loftus LOFTUS LAW

2018 -2020 – Leslie Loftus designated a “Super Lawyer”, an honor afforded to only 5% of Florida lawyers, after rigorous independent review and nomination by peers. AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1996. Awarded the C.L. McKaig award for professionalism. 2018 – Leslie Loftus recognized in the 2018 Edition of Florida Legal Trend magazine as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite.” This was an honor based on peer review, and Ms. Loftus was the only Sarasota/Manatee family law lawyer recognized this year.

CONTACT INFORMATION leslie@loftuslaw.net 783 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 444-7278 loftuslaw.net

HONOREE Civil Law Litigation BIO G. Robert McLain Jr. is a litigation-oriented attorney representing commercial and individual clients in civil, criminal, and family law matters. He began his legal career at a prominent law firm in Washington, D.C., before returning home to Sarasota to practice law with his father. Since then, he has successfully litigated against individuals, corporations, and a foreign government and has helped clients resolve commercial disputes, malpractice claims, probate disagreements, torts, criminal charges, and marital dissolutions. FIRM PHILOSOPHY At Metcalfe & McLain, we believe that effective representation requires more than aggressive advocacy. It requires rationality, reason, and decency. Whether the case is a civil, criminal, or family matter, we practice Civil Florida Law.

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 2010

G. Robert McLain Jr. Metcalfe & McLain, P.A.

DEGREES George Mason University School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2008 University of Florida, B.A., (Philosophy, minor in English), 1998.

AFFILIATIONS Sarasota County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Florida Bar, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, John M. Scheb American Inn of Court (Barrister)

CONTACT INFORMATION rob.mclain@ CivilFloridaLaw.com 100 Wallace Ave. Ste. 260 Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 365-4174 CivilFloridaLaw.com

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HONOREE Construction BIO Mr. Sanchez obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, with High Honors, and received his Juris Doctor from UF where he was a member and editor of the UF Law Review. He has practiced law in Sarasota for over 30 years. From 1997 through 2012, Mr. Sanchez also was a managing partner of a real estate development and homebuilding business. He is also a certified building contractor license. Mr. Sanchez represents businesses, owners, contractors and associations in all dispute resolution matters, including litigation and arbitration. Mr. Sanchez is a member of the Florida Supreme Court Business and Contracts Jury Instruction Committee. He is also a member of the City of Sarasota Historic Preservation board.

Albert A. Sanchez

CONTACT INFORMATION MISSION The goal of Sanchez Law is to provide its clients with an understanding of the law applicable to their contract or dispute, thereby enabling them to

aasanchezlaw@gmail.com 2055 Wood St., Ste. 220 Sarasota, Florida 34237

make strategic business decisions and

(941) 366-0001

accomplish the best possible result.

sanchezlawfla.com

SANCHEZ LAW, PLLC

HONOREE Labor and Employment BIO Christine Sensenig is the managing partner of The Sensenig Law Firm, P.A. She provides human resources and employment law advice as well as litigation defense to employers of all sizes in all aspects of the employment relationship To build strong long-term relationships with clients, the Firm explores the “why” behind a client’s concerns. In employment law, clients have needs in “real time” and the Firm believes in being an accessible resource to our clients. “I do my best because I am counting on you counting on me.” — Maya Angelou

Christine Sensenig

DEGREES

RECOGNITION

1995, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite, 2009-2020

1992, University of Florida, M.L.A., B.A. 1988.

SuperLawyer, 2015-2020

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AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell 2015 to present

CONTACT INFORMATION csensenig@ senseniglawfirm.com 1515 Ringling Blvd., Ste. 230 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 953-2828 senseniglawfirm.com


HONOREE Criminal Defense BIO Derek Byrd was born and raised in Sarasota. He graduated from Florida State University in 1990 and graduated from Quinnipiac College of Law in 1995. Derek is Board Certified in Criminal Defense. He is a Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Sarasota County Bar. In 2019, he was awarded the Jim Slater Professionalism Award. Derek is also on the Board of Directors of the Innocence Project of Florida. MISSION Our mission is to provide outstanding legal representation in the areas of criminal defense and family law in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and to represent each client as if they are a member of our own family.

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

Derek Byrd

May 23, 1996

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 24 years

Florida Jurisdiction

THE BYRD LAW FIRM, P.A.

DEGREES

CONTACT INFORMATION

1990, B.A. Criminology Florida State University

derek@thebyrdlawfirm.com

1995, Juris Doctorate Quinnipiac College of Law

(941) 954-3400

2151 Main St., Ste. 201 Sarasota, FL 34237

thebyrdlawfirm.com

HONOREE Land Use and Environmental Law "Much of my firm’s work comes from other lawyers," says firm Principal, Casey Colburn. "Being entrusted to assist their valued clients is the highest honor. Thanks to SRQ for providing a forum for our legal community to recognize Top Attorneys." Over 25 years, Casey earned a national reputation for solving problems among clientele ranging from Dow 30 conglomerates to fixed-income seniors. When Casey arrived in "sleepy" and seasonal Sarasota nearly 20 years ago, he dove-into Sarasota-Manatee civic life. A founding director of the Sarasota Young Professionals Group, and a leader in local, state and international civic, charitable and professional organizations, the community’s year-round vibrancy, skylines, and shorelines reflect Casey’s involvement. MISSION The Colburn Firm helps solve real estate matters complicated by federal, state and local government regulation and enforcement, waterfront, land use and development issues, green building, environmental permitting, due diligence and docks.

PRACTICE AREAS

Casey Colburn

Zoning, Land Use & Conservation Environmental Permitting and Enforcement. Cleanup, Remediation and Redevelopment. Federal, State and Local Approvals. Real Estate Due Diligence and Development. Shopping Center Law. Green Building. Code Enforcement. Federal, State and Local Legislation. Waterfront Permitting and Development. Docks and Riparian Rights

CONTACT INFORMATION casey.colburn@icloud.com 7321 Merchant Ct, Ste. A Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 928-6801 (850) 692-9656 caseycolburn.com

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HONOREE ATTORNEYS FOR NONPROFITS BIO Betsy Pennewill serves as corporate counsel at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, working with donors and professional advisors to craft planned giving agreements. She is also skilled in real estate transactions and estate planning matters. Pennewill is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Southeastern Council of Foundations and the board president of Charitable Gift Planners of Southwest Florida. She is also a member of the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council. MISSION Community Impact Powered by Philanthropy: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County unites people and organizations to create opportunities across generations to improve lives. Each one of us has the potential to impact a person, cause, community. Be The One. DEGREES

Betsy Pennewill COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stetson University College of Law, 1998 Graduated from Miami University with a degree in Finance, 1990

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 1998

License to practice law in Florida since 1998.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

CONTACT INFORMATION Betsy@CFSarasota.org 2635 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 556-7152 CFSarasota.org

17 years

Florida Jurisdiction

HONOREE ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION BIO Steve was born in Tampa and is a sixth generation Floridian. Steve graduated from Florida State University in 1977 and Memphis State College of Law in 1985. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 1985, he has practiced law and mediated civil disputed throughout Florida. As a litigator, he tried numerous cases to verdict, representing both plaintiffs and defendants involved in personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, commercial litigation, and real property disputes. Steve was board certified by the Florida Bar in civil trial ligation from 1992 until 2012. He became certified by the Supreme Court of Florida in mediation in 1996. Since then, he has mediated over 7,500 cases involving many areas of civil law. He is certified by the Federal Court Middle District of Florida and is a member and former board member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. Steve has been a member of various professional and honorary organizations, including American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District, Sarasota County Bar Association, Vice Chair of the Twelfth Judicial Grievance Committee, President of The American Board of Trial Advocates of Sarasota, Director of The American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Certified CONTACT INFORMATION Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court, Certified Federal Court Mediator and steve@ A.V. Rated by Martin-Dale Hubbard. westcoastmediators.com

Steve Brannan WEST COAST MEDIATORS

Since 2006, Steve has practiced with Joseph Lieb in the firm of West Coast Mediators specializing in mediations for civil litigation. Their goal is to bring about an amicable resolution to a civil dispute prior to having litigants undergo the stresses of trial and the potential financial burden an adverse verdict can bring upon them.

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PO Box 2008 Sarasota, FL 34230 (941) 792-1695 westcoastmediators.com


HONOREE Personal Injury BIO Greg Linehan grew up in Sarasota before leaving to attend college at the University of Florida. After receiving his Bachelors Degree, he attended law school in Miami. In 1997, he relocated back to Sarasota to be near family and friends while building his practice in Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation law. Mr. Linehan became a partner at Wittmer | Linehan in 2007. He primarily focuses on Personal Injury law, including auto and motorcycle accidents as well as Worker’s Compensation cases and Social Security Disability claims. Greg enjoys the ability to use his expertise to help members of the Sarasota community, whether through his practice of law or by serving on the board of various local community based organizations.

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION Florida, 1996

Gregory Linehan WITTMER | LINEHAN

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997

DEGREES St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida, 1996 J.D., Juris Doctor University of Florida, 1990, B.A., Bachelor of Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION glinehan@ sarasotalitigator.com 2014 4th Street Sarasota FL 34237 (941) 365-2296 sarasotalitigator.com

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