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               2 0 1 1            E d i T i o n           THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN TAMPA


        WHO ARE THE
        LAWyERS OF THE yEAR?




         BARRy COHEN
         COMMITMENT
         AND PASSION




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 From Left: Stephen L. Romine, Esq., Todd A. Foster, Esq., Barry A. Cohen, Esq., Patricia Allen, Investigator, Kimberly A.                            2011 EDITION

 DeGroat, Investigator, Kevin J. Darken, Esq., Everett S. Rice, Esq., Rohom Khonsari, Esq., Christina L. Kimball, Investigator,                     Barry a. Cohen
 Steven L. Cohen, MA, Michael L. Rubinstein, Esq., Chinwe O. Fossett, Esq., Jack M. Ross, Esq., Michael A. Gold, Esq.,
                                                                                                                                                    Kevin J. DarKen
 Brian J. Lefferts, Financial Investigator
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    ohen, Foster & romine is a tampa-based Firm that                              Lawyer, a distinction held by less than 1% of all Florida
 provides legal counsel and representation in the areas of                        attorneys. Mr. Romine has represented clients in many of
 criminal defense, civil litigation, commercial litigation,                       the firm’s most high profile cases and in 2010 received a
 and qui tam/ false claims act or whistleblower actions.                          Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for his
 Selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers                        representation of a young man fighting a wrongful
 in America® in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense                         conviction and 30 year prison sentence. Kevin J. Darken,
 are Barry A. Cohen (1983-2010), Todd Foster (2010) and                           who heads up the firm’s qui tam division, is a former
 Kevin J. Darken (2009-2010). In addition, Mr. Cohen is                           Assistant U.S. Attorney, an experienced litigator, and
 recognized in 2010 by The Best Lawyers in America® in the                        author of a leading national treatise on qui tam and
 areas of Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice,                        health care fraud litigation.
 and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense. This is his
 27th consecutive year of recognition byThe Best Lawyers                          the litigation team also includes Keith thomas, a
 in America®.                                                                     Martindale-Hubble AV rated civil trial attorney, who with
                                                                                  a background in mechanical engineering and over twenty
 the Firm is comprised oF a meticulously assembled team                           years of civil trial experience brings a unique and valuable
 of attorneys and support personnel who bring their                               prospective to litigating complex product liability,
 independent strengths to the firm’s legal arsenal. Firm                          medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death and
 members are no strangers to the courtroom, and they                              commercial litigation cases; Chinwe Fossett, a former
 utilize their litigation skills not only in trial, but also in                   prosecutor and national trial team champion; Michael
 negotiations with opposing counsel.                                              Rubinstein, a former Assistant US Attorney with over 35
                                                                                  years of federal criminal and civil experience; Rohom
 Founding partner barry a. cohen with over 40 years                               Khonsari, a former prosecutor and experienced criminal
 of practice as a criminal and civil trial attorney, has                          defense and civil trial advocate; Michael Gold, an experi-
 represented a number of high profile clients and, as                             enced civil and criminal litigator who earned his LL.M. in
 evidenced by this year’s 27th consecutive inclusion in The                       securities law from Georgetown University; and Jack Ross,
 Best Lawyers in America®, he has consistently earned                             a former prosecutor and commercial litigator with a
 the respect of his peers. Partner Todd Foster, a former                          strong background in political and international affairs.
 FBI special agent and federal prosecutor who heads the
 federal criminal division, has almost 30 years of federal                        while each lawyer is highly involved in the investigation
 criminal experience, is a nationally recognized speaker                          of cases, their in-house investigative staff boasts the
 on trial advocacy, and defends clients, including lawyers,                       presence of a former FBI special agent, a former
 doctors and business professionals, in matters including                         HHS-OIG (health care fraud) special agent, a forensic
 securities, tax and bank fraud, conspiracy, and money                            accountant, and Everett Rice, the former Sheriff of
 laundering. Partner Stephen Romine, with over 18 years                           Pinellas County, who, in addition to his work with the firm
 of criminal trial experience, heads the firm’s state criminal                    as a lawyer, participates and supervises investigations
 division and is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial                     that benefit from his experience.

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                                                                                                                    METHodologY
                   THE GUIDE TO TAMPA’S                                            T   his list is excerpted from the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the
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                       Congratulations to our 2011 Best Lawyers in America:

                    Marie a. Borland     thoMaS n. henderSon, iii                                             Brett J. PreSton
                  Michael P. Brundage      BenJaMin h. hill, iii                                             r. JaMeS roBBinS, Jr.
                     Mark a. danzi           John l. holcoMB                                                 roBert a. ShiMBerg
                     david S. FelMan        StePhen M. hudoBa                                                W. laWrence SMith
                  John B. grandoFF, iii      tiMothy a. hunt                                                   Brian c. SParkS
                     gina k. griMeS         c. hoWard hunter                                                  r. denniS tWeed
                 WilliaM c. guerrant, Jr. Jonathan P. JenneWein                                               kirSten l. vignec
                     Bret t. haMlin       roBert e. v. kelley, Jr.                                           denniS P. Waggoner
                      r. reid haney          david t. knight                                                    alton c. Ward
                    linda d. hartley          erik Matheney

              Most Tier One Practice Rankings Among Tampa Law Firms
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For more info go to www.law.com/tampabest                                                                                                                tampa’s Best lawyers 3
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                                                              Administrative Law 6                         Immigration Law 10
                                                              Alternative Dispute Resolution 6             Information Technology Law 10
                                                              Antitrust Law 6                              Insurance Law 10




              LAWYERS
                                                    ®         Appellate Law 6                              Intellectual Property Law 10
                                                              Banking Law 6                                International Trade and Finance Law 10
                                                              Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor               Labor and Employment Law 10
                                                                Rights Law 6                               Land Use & Zoning Law 10
                                                              Bet-the-Company Litigation 6                 Legal Malpractice Law 10
                                                              Biotechnology Law 6                          Leveraged Buyouts and
                                                              Civil Rights Law 6                             Private Equity Law 10
                     2011 EDITION                             Commercial Litigation 6                      Maritime Law 11
                                                              Construction Law 8                           Mass Tort Litigation 11
                                                              Corporate Governance and                     Media Law 11
                                                                Compliance Law 9                           Medical Malpractice Law 11
                    Barry Cohen on                            Corporate Law 9
                                                              Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar 9
                                                                                                           Mergers & Acquisitions Law 11
                                                                                                           Municipal Law 11
                    Commitment and                            Criminal Defense: White-Collar 9
                                                              Elder Law 9
                                                                                                           Natural Resources Law 11
                                                                                                           Non-Profit/Charities Law 12
                      Passion 5                               Eminent Domain and
                                                                Condemnation Law 9
                                                                                                           Personal Injury Litigation 12
                                                                                                           Private Funds Law 12
                                                              Employee Benefits Law 9                      Product Liability Litigation 12
                       2011 Lawyers                           Energy Law 9
                                                              Entertainment Law 9
                                                                                                           Professional Malpractice Law 12
                                                                                                           Public Finance Law 12
                       of the year 8                          Environmental Law 9
                                                              Equipment Finance Law 9
                                                                                                           Real Estate Law 12
                                                                                                           Securities Law 13
                                                              Family Law 9                                 Tax Law 13
                                                              Family Law Mediation 10                      Technology Law 14
                                                              First Amendment Law 10                       Transportation Law 14
                                                              Food and Beverage Law 10                     Trusts and Estates 14
                                                              Franchise Law 10                             Venture Capital Law 14
                 Cover Photograph by Alex McNight             Government Relations Law 10                  Water Law 14
                                                              Health Care Law 10                           Workers’ Compensation Law 14




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Wiand Guerra King is aof experience. more
than one hundred years
                       new firm with

Launched in November 2009 by six partners
of one of Florida’s largest and most highly-re-
garded firms, the firm continues to devote its
energies to complex commercial litigation,
the resolution of business disputes, regulatory
compliance and white collar criminal matters.
The firm maintains a nationally recognized
practice in matters involving securities and
financial services, including class action and
other complex multiparty litigation, arbitra-          SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN
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criminal defense. Four of Wiand Guerra King’s
attorneys have been selected by their peers             B
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for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®
in the area of commercial litigation: George                2011 EDITION

L. Guerra, Peter B. King, Katherine C. Donlon, KaTherine C. Donlon
and firm chairman Burton W. Wiand, who                   GeorGe l. Guerra
                                                            PeTer B. KinG
was also recognized as a Bet-the-Company                 BurTon W. WianD
Litigator.                                                                                                                       Standing from left: Elaine M. Rice,
   In just its first year in existence, the firm was recognized in U.S. News and World Report as a Tier 1 Tampa firm in          George L. Guerra, Michael S. Lamont,
                                                                                                                                 Peter B. King, Gianluca Morello.
four practice areas: general commercial litigation, securities and capital markets, alternative dispute resolution,              Seated from left: Burton W. Wiand,
and criminal defense – white collar. Mr. Wiand, who spent fourteen years in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, is                Katherine C. Donlon
currently acting as the federal court-appointed receiver in an SEC enforcement action against Arthur Nadel, the
former Florida hedge fund manager who was involved in a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of over $330                  W iand G uerra K inG PL
million. With the firm as his counsel, Mr. Wiand is recovering money through litigation and other procedures and                 3000 Bayport drive
investigating, gathering, and managing other assets for eventual distribution among defrauded investors. Wiand                   suite 600, tampa, Fl 33607
Guerra King’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, national, regional, and local financial services firms, officers            ph: 813.347.5100
and directors of public and private companies, and individuals. The firm has enjoyed considerable growth in its                  Fax: 813.347.5199
infancy, adding three lawyers this year to its original ten.                                                                     www.wiandlaw.com

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                              Barry Cohen
                                    Commitment and Passion
                                    make the Lawyer

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                            hen young lawyers come to interview at Barry Cohen’s                   “As a lawyer, when you deal with people’s freedom you deal with their
                            high-profile practice in Tampa, the man who used to cut class to    economic futures. In my view, there is absolutely no room for mediocrity.”
                            watch trials as a teenager makes one thing crystal clear to those   Cohen—whose firm employs full-time psychologists and former federal
                            potential additions to his firm: “If you don’t live it, that’s      agents as investigators, says “People put their faith in you and you have to
                            ok . . . but they should not accept the                                                          earn it. It’s my philosophy that lawyers should do
                            responsibility of being a lawyer without                                                         everything they need to do to make sure no stone’s
               having the passion and the commitment to it.”                                                                 left unturned. This is not just a job. If you think
                                                                                                                             it is, you need to go into another area of law
                   Cohen-who founded his first law firm back in                                                              where people don’t count on you for help
               1975-takes his work seriously and wants the 11                                                                regarding their freedom, their lives, and their eco-
               attorneys working on his team to follow his lead.                                                             nomic futures.”
               Along with his co-partners Todd Foster (a former
               U.S. Department of Justice lawyer and FBI Special                                                               After several years of criminal defense, Cohen
               Agent) and Stephen Romine (a Florida Bar Board                                                               decided to branch out into civil litigation. “It was
               Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer), Cohen’s firm                                                               another challenge,” he says. “I was tired of people
               handles criminal defense, civil litigation, commercial                                                       saying ‘He’s just a criminal lawyer.’ I thought it was
               litigation, and has a qui tam division that handles                                                          a little condescending.” Cohen has strived to
               whistle blower actions. Cohen called his partners                                                            develop a “creative approach to the practice of law.
               “very talented,” adding that he “couldn’t                                                                    For example, we get out on the street ourselves and


                                                            “
                                                                W
               imagine two more principled guys.”                          hEn yOu                                          interview people. We do not rely on others to
                                                                                                                            develop our cases or defenses”
                                                                           dEal With
                  Cohen got his start as a state prosecutor
               in Tampa after earning his JD at Mercer                     pEOplE’s                                           Cohen encourages his team to work together,
               University’s Walter F. George School of            fREEdOm and yOu               so that every legal mind is involved in each case. “Every lawyer should get
               Law, and served in that capacity for four                                        the benefit of the entire practice, and each other’s independent thinking.
               years before starting a practice with for-
                                                                  dEal With thEiR               I encourage them to think outside of the box.”
               mer Hillsborough County State Attorney             ECOnOmiC futuREs,
               Paul Antinori. Five years later, Cohen                                              Cohen says the lawyers at Cohen, Foster & Romine, are proud to be a part
                                                                  thERE is absOlutEly
               -whose first case as a solo practitioner                                         of the firm because of the principles it stands for. “They like being part of
               came defending Jimmy Burke, who was                nO ROOm                       a firm that will not back down because we may get criticized. They like
               portrayed famously in the film Goodfellas          fOR mEdiOCRity.”              being part of a firm that has the respect we do in the legal community,”
               by actor Robert DeNiro-started his                                               Cohen explains.
                                                                      –baRRy COhEn
               current practice, which in addition to its
               current 11 lawyers, recently brought on                                             Outside of the office, the firm works with organizations like Big Brothers,
               Keith Thomas a civil litigator with over 20 years of courtroom experience.       Big Sisters and even organizes events for area youth. The firm recently
                                                                                                sponsored a screening of the film The Great Debaters, a film that inspired Cohen.
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                  Cohen-who handpicks every lawyer on the payroll-said he is excited about      “We brought 300 lower-income children and showed them this movie. After
               Thomas’ addition to the firm, where the legal staff are mentored by the          the film, we brought in (the female lead) Jurnee Smollett and
               partners and encouraged to continuously study and perfect their craft.           she spoke to them. It was very inspiring.”
                                                                                                                                                                    –Chris Harris
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                                                                 Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                         Matthews, Eastmoore, Hardy, Crauwels
                                                                                                                         & Garcia | Sarasota, FL
                                                                                                                         ARTHUR LAMAR MATTHEWS, JR.
                                                                                                                         Shook, Hardy & Bacon | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                         JAMES B. MURPHY, JR.
                                                                 DAvID S. FELMAN                                         Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL
 Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                                                                                          MARVIN E. BARKIN, WILLIAM C. FRYE
 RHEA F. LAW, DAVID C. SHOBE
                                                                 813.221.3900 | Page 3
                                                                                                                         Wiand Guerra King | Tampa, FL
 Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                                 Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                         BURTON W. WIAND
 ROBERT A. SHIMBERG                                              CHARLES L. STUTTS
                                                                 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL                   813.347.5100 | Page 4
 813.221.3900 | Page 3                                           WILLIAM KENT IHRIG, DARRELL C. SMITH
                                                                 Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL                               Zuckerman Spaeder | Tampa, FL
 Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg | Sarasota, FL   MARVIN E. BARKIN                                        DELMAR LEE FUGATE, MORRIS “SANDY” WEINBERG, JR.
 WILLIAM W. MERRILL III
 Manson Law Group | Tampa, FL
                                                                 BANkRUPTCy AND                                          BIOTECHNOLOGy LAW
 DOUGLAS P. MANSON
                                                                 CREDITOR-DEBTOR RIGHTS LAW                              Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
 ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION                                                                                          CHRISTOPHER PARADIES

 Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL                                      Bush Ross | Tampa, FL                                   CIVIL RIGHTS LAW
 MICHAEL F. NUECHTERLEIN                                         HAROLD BRADLEY STAGGS,
 Cary R. Singletary | Tampa, FL                                  JEFFREY W. WARREN                                       Farmer & Fitzgerald | Tampa, FL
 CARY R. SINGLETARY                                                                                                      MATTHEW FARMER
                                                                 813.224.9255 | Page 11
 Charles W. Ross | St. Petersburg, FL
 CHARLES W. ROSS                                                 Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                         COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
 Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker | Tampa, FL                  JOHN J. LAMOUREUX, HYWEL LEONARD                        Addison & Howard | Tampa, FL
 MARK A. HANLEY                                                  Foley & Lardner | Tampa, FL                             MICHAEL C. ADDISON
 Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL                                    MARK J. WOLFSON                                         Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL
 WILLIAM S. DUFOE                                                Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                          LESLIE E. JOUGHIN III, MARGARET D. MATHEWS, L.
 Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg | Sarasota, FL   JOHN D. EMMANUEL, DONALD R. KIRK, EDWARD M.             JOSEPH SHAHEEN, JR., WAYNE LEE THOMAS
 THOMAS F. ICARD, JR.                                            WALLER, JR.                                             Bajo Cuva Cohen and Turkel | Tampa, FL
 Lau, Lane, Pieper, Conley & McCreadie | Tampa, FL               Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker | Tampa, FL          KENNETH G. TURKEL
 MARY A. LAU                                                     ROBERT B. GLENN, GREGORY M. MCCOSKEY,                   Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL
 Peter J. Grilli | Tampa, FL                                     EDWIN G. RICE                                           RICHARD M. SEBEK
 PETER J. GRILLI                                                 Greenberg Traurig | Tampa, FL                           Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride | Tampa, FL
 William E. Hahn | Tampa, FL                                     ROBERT A. SORIANO                                       THOMAS G. LONG
 WILLIAM E. HAHN
                                                                                                                         Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                                 Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                         STEPHEN J. WEIN
 ANTITRUST LAW                                                   MICHAEL P. BRUNDAGE                                     Broad and Cassel | Tampa, FL
                                                                 813.221.3900 | Page 3                                   STEVEN G. BURTON
 Bush Ross | Tampa, FL                                                                                                   Buckley & Fudge | St. Petersburg, FL
 JONATHAN C. KOCH                                                Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL                            FREDRIC S. ZINOBER
                                                                 ROD ANDERSON, NOEL R. BOEKE, WILLIAM KEITH              Buell & Elligett | Tampa, FL
 813.224.9255 | Page 11
                                                                 FENDRICK, LEONARD H. GILBERT                            MARK P. BUELL
                                                                 Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Clearwater, FL
 Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
                                                                 MICHAEL C. MARKHAM                                      Bush Ross | Tampa, FL
 CHRIS S. COUTROULIS                                                                                                     J. CARTER ANDERSEN,
                                                                 Shutts & Bowen | Tampa, FL
 Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL
 STACY D. BLANK
                                                                 LYNN WELTER SHERMAN                                     DAvID C. BANKER,
                                                                                                                         JONATHAN C. KOCH,
 APPELLATE LAW                                                   Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser | Tampa, FL           EDWARD O. SAvITZ
                                                                 RUSSELL M. BLAIN,                                       813.224.9255 | Page 11
 Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL
 WAYNE LEE THOMAS
                                                                 CHARLES A. POSTLER,
 Banker Lopez Gassler | St. Petersburg, FL                       RICHARD C. PROSSER,                                     Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker & Mueller | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                         MICHAEL R. CAREY
 CHARLES W. HALL                                                 HARLEY E. RIEDEL II,
                                                                                                                         Carlton Fields | St. Petersburg, FL
 Brannock & Humphries | Tampa, FL                                DON M. STICHTER,                                        STEVEN C. DUPRÉ, LEE H. RIGHTMYER
 STEVEN L. BRANNOCK, CELENE HUMPHRIES                            SCOTT A. STICHTER                                       Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
 Buell & Elligett | Tampa, FL
 RAYMOND T. ELLIGETT, JR., AMY S. FARRIOR
                                                                 813.229.0144 | Page 14                                  MARK A. BROWN, CHRIS S. COUTROULIS, EDWARD W.
                                                                                                                         GERECKE, KEVIN J. NAPPER, THOMAS J. ROEHN,
 Carlton Fields | St. Petersburg, FL                                                                                     GARY L. SASSO, SYLVIA H. WALBOLT, GWYNNE A.
                                                                 Trenam Kemker | St. Petersburg, FL
 ROBERT BIASOTTI                                                                                                         YOUNG
                                                                 MICHAEL P. HORAN
 Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL                                                                                              Conwell Kirkpatrick | Tampa, FL
                                                                 Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL
 GARY L. SASSO, SYLVIA H. WALBOLT                                                                                        GEORGE DONOVAN CONWELL, JR.
                                                                 ROBERTA A. COLTON, WILLIAM KNIGHT ZEWADSKI
 Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                                                                                          de la Parte & Gilbert | Tampa, FL
 HALA A. SANDRIDGE
 Gunn Appellate Practice | Tampa, FL
                                                                 BET-THE-COMPANy LITIGATION                              RICHARD A. GILBERT
                                                                                                                         Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
 TRACY RAFFLES GUNN                                              Buell & Elligett | Tampa, FL                            WILLIAM DONALD COX, G. CALVIN HAYES, PAUL R.
                                                                 MARK P. BUELL                                           PIZZO, RICHARD G. SALAZAR, EDWARD M. WALLER, JR.
 Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                                 Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL                              Frost Van den Boom & Smith | Bartow, FL
 MARIE A. BORLAND                                                CHRIS S. COUTROULIS, EDWARD W. GERECKE,                 JOHN W. FROST II
 813.221.3900 | Page 3                                           KEVIN J. NAPPER, GARY L. SASSO                          Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker | Tampa, FL
                                                                 Frost Van den Boom & Smith | Bartow, FL                 TIMOTHY A. ANDREU, MICHAEL B. COLGAN, ROBERT
 Kubicki Draper | Tampa, FL                                      JOHN W. FROST II                                        B. GLENN, MICHAEL S. HOOKER
 BETSY E. GALLAGHER                                                                                                      GrayRobinson | Lakeland, FL
 Kynes, Markman & Felman | Tampa, FL
                                                                 Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                         ROBERT L. TROHN
 JAMES E. FELMAN, STUART C. MARKMAN                              BENJAMIN H. HILL III                                    GrayRobinson | Tampa, FL
 Schropp Law Firm | Tampa, FL                                    813.221.3900 | Page 3                                   RICHARD M. ZABAK
 CHARLES P. SCHROPP                                                                                                      Greenberg Traurig | Tampa, FL
 Vaka, Larson & Johnson | Tampa, FL                              Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL                            GREGORY W. KEHOE, DAVID B. WEINSTEIN
 GEORGE A. VAKA                                                  WILLIAM S. DUFOE, BRADFORD D. KIMBRO,
                                                                 JOSEPH H. VARNER III
                                                                                                                         Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL
 BANkING LAW                                                     Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Clearwater, FL   WILLIAM C. GUERRANT, JR.,
                                                                 FRED WALLACE POPE, JR.                                  BENJAMIN H. HILL III,
 Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL
 AILEEN S. DAVIS
                                                                 Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Tampa, FL        ROBERT E. v. KELLEY, JR.,
                                                                 GUY M. BURNS                                            DAvID T. KNIGHT,
 Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker | Tampa, FL
                                                                 Keane Reese Vesely & Gerdes | St. Petersburg, FL
 ROBERT B. GLENN
                                                                 MICHAEL J. KEANE
                                                                                                                         DENNIS P. WAGGONER
                                                                 Kynes, Markman & Felman | Tampa, FL                     813.221.3900 | Page 3
                                                                 STUART C. MARKMAN


6 tampa’s Best lawyers                                                                                                                 For more info go to www.tbo.com/bestlawyers
                                  T
G u n n L a w G r o u P, P. a .     he gunn law group is a statewide
                                  plaintiff’s practice focused primarily on
                                  issues of insurance coverage and bad
                                  faith, medical malpractice, and complex
                                  personal injury. The firm has garnered
                                  numerous multi-million dollar recover-
                                  ies on behalf of clients.

                                  aFter seventeen years spent deFending
                                  insurance companies and hospitals,
                                  founder Lee D. Gunn IV made the deci-
                                  sion to become a plaintiff’s advocate.
                                  For over ten years he has been solely
                                  dedicated to the representation of
                                  injured people, policyholders, patients,
                                  and consumers. Mr. Gunn relishes using
                                  his years of experience to hold busi-
                                  nesses accountable for their conduct
                                  and insurers accountable for their
                                  promises. “I am frequently humbled by
                                  the opportunity our civil justice system
                                  affords to change the lives of our cli-
                                  ents who have experienced a devastat-
                                  ing loss,” says Mr. Gunn.

                                  mr. gunn’s time spent on both sides
                                  of the courtroom gives him the insight
                                  and balance he needs to help provide
                                  his clients with financial security and
                                  justice at a time when possibly every-
                                  thing else has been taken away through
                                  serious injury or the death of a loved
                                  one. “I never take for granted what a
                                  privilege it is to be allowed to represent
                                  people in need,” says Mr. Gunn.

                                  more than ninety percent oF gunn law
                                  Group’s cases and client referrals come
                                  from fellow attorneys. Lee Gunn is
                                  greatly flattered that his peers would
                                  deem his talent appropriate for them to
                                  send clients his way. Gunn Law Group
                                  makes it a priority to respect the attor-
                                  ney-client relationships of referring
                                  attorneys.

                                  mr. gunn is board certiFied as a
                                  specialist in Civil Trial Practice by The
                                  Florida Bar and the National Board of
                                  Trial Advocates, is AV- rated by
                                  Martindale-Hubbell, and has been
                                  named among Leading American
                                  Attorneys and to Florida Trend
                                  Magazine’s Legal Elite. He has been
                                  recognized in The Best Lawyers in
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                                                                                                                             Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                             STACY D. BLANK, MICHAEL L. CHAPMAN, WILLIAM S.
                                                                                                                             DUFOE, LEONARD H. GILBERT, FRED GRADY,
                                                                                                                             BRADFORD D. KIMBRO, JOSEPH H. VARNER III,
                                                                                                                             CHARLES A. WACHTER
                                                                                                                             Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg | Sarasota, FL


2011 Lawyers of the year
                                                                                                                             CHARLES BARTLETT
                                                                                                                             Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Clearwater, FL
                                                                                                                             FRED WALLACE POPE, JR., CHARLES SAMARKOS
                                                                                                                             Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                             GUY M. BURNS, FRANK R. JAKES, DARRYL R. RICHARDS
  Best lawyers     has named individuals as lawyers oF the year in tampa,                                                    Keane Reese Vesely & Gerdes | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                                                                                             MICHAEL J. KEANE
           Based on their partiCularly hiGh level oF peer reCoGnition.                                                       Knopik Deskins Law Group | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                             CHRISTOPHER S. KNOPIK
                                                                                                                             Kynes, Markman & Felman | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                             STUART C. MARKMAN
                                                                                                                             Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen | Clearwater, FL

Jeffrey W. Warren
                                                                                                                             JOSHUA MAGIDSON
                                                                                                                             Matthews, Eastmoore, Hardy, Crauwels
                                                                    TAMPA’S LAWyERS OF THE yEAR                              & Garcia | Sarasota, FL
                                                                                                                             ARTHUR LAMAR MATTHEWS, JR.
Bush Ross                                                                aLternative dispute resoLution                      Peterson & Myers | Lakeland, FL
Bankruptcy and                                                                  Lawyer of the year:                          ROBERT E. PUTERBAUGH
                                                                                                                             Phelps Dunbar | Tampa, FL
                                                                                   charLes w. ross
creditor-deBtor                                                          appeLLate Lawyer of the year:
                                                                                                                             KARL J. BRANDES, LAWRENCE P. INGRAM, JOHN E.
                                                                                                                             PHILLIPS, SETH M. SCHIMMEL, DONALD H.
rights Law                                                                       syLvia h. waLBoLt                           WHITTEMORE
                                                                          Banking Lawyer of the year:                        Quarles & Brady | Tampa, FL
                                                                                   roBert B. gLenn                           WILLIAM F. HAMILTON


B    orn in Jersey City in 1948 and raised in
     Starke, Florida, Jeff Warren graduated from
the University of Florida in 1969, after securing
                                                                   Bankruptcy and creditor-deBtor rights
                                                                                Lawyer of the year:
                                                                                 Jeffrey w. warren
                                                                                                                             Shook, Hardy & Bacon | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                             JAMES B. MURPHY, JR.
                                                                                                                             Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                             C. PHILIP CAMPBELL, JR.
                                                                   Bet-the-company Litigator of the year:
an athletic scholarship. Sadly, the offensive guard                           fred waLLace pope, Jr.
                                                                                                                             Steven D. Hutton | Sarasota, FL
                                                                                                                             STEVEN D. HUTTON
sat on the bench, “and never played a down of                          construction Lawyer of the year:                      Thomas, LoCicero & Bralow | Tampa, FL
varsity football.” Three years later, he earned his                               michaeL r. carey                           GREGG D. THOMAS
JD from the University of Florida and passed the                         corporate Lawyer of the year:                       Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                             MARVIN E. BARKIN, ROBERT H. BUESING, STANLEY H.
bar that same year.                                                            nathanieL L. doLiner
                                                                                                                             ELEFF, WILLIAM C. FRYE, CHARLES F. KETCHEY
    Warren got his                                                   non-white-coLLar criminaL defense
                                                                                Lawyer of the year:                                 Wiand Guerra King | Tampa, FL
start with McFarlane,                                                               wiLLiam f. Jung                                 KATHERINE C. DONLON,
Ferguson, Allison &                                                     white-coLLar criminaL defense                               GEORGE L. GUERRA,
Kelly, representing                                                             Lawyer of the year:
                                                                                                                                    PETER B. KING,
several banks and                                                                  James e. feLman
                                                                                                                                    BURTON W. WIAND
financial institutions.                                               eminent domain and condemnation
                                                                                                                                    813.347.5100 | Page 4
                                                                                Lawyer of the year:
Five years later, the                                                              s. cary gayLord
Bankruptcy Code                                                     empLoyee Benefits Lawyer of the year:                           Williams Schifino Mangione
was enacted, which                                                                  caroL L. myers                                  & Steady | Tampa, FL
                                        Bet-the-Company Litigation – Columbus, OH                                                    OH
                                                                                                   Commercial Litigation – Columbus,WILLIAM J. SCHIFINO, JR.
changed the course                                                    environmentaL Lawyer of the year:
of his concentration                                                            roger d. schwenke                                   813.221.2626 | Back Cover
                                                                           famiLy Lawyer of the year:
and in 1981, he was                                                         caroLine kapusta BLack                                  Zuckerman Spaeder | Tampa, FL
one of the founding                                                     heaLth care Lawyer of the year:                             JACK E. FERNANDEZ, JR., DELMAR LEE FUGATE,
partners of Bush Ross, PA. He made a name for                                      thomas B. smith
                                                                                                                                    MORRIS “SANDY” WEINBERG, JR.

himself representing Celotex Corporation, and is                        immigration Lawyer of the year:                             CONSTRUCTION LAW
a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy                                   wiLLiam J. fLynn iii
                                                                         insurance Lawyer of the year:                              Adams and Reese | St. Petersburg, FL
and a member of the American Bankruptcy                                                                                             V. JAMES DICKSON
                                                                                BenJamin h. hiLL iii
Institute, where he is a contributing editor for the             inteLLectuaL property Lawyer of the year:
                                                                                                                                    Banker Lopez Gassler | St. Petersburg, FL
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal.                                              stefan v. stein
                                                                                                                                    DAVID L. BRESLER

    Warren—who has an AV-rating by                               LaBor and empLoyment Lawyer of the year:                           Bush Ross | Tampa, FL
Martindale-Hubbell—has penned several chap-                                  richard c. mccrea, Jr.                                 EDWARD O. SAvITZ
ters for publication for The Florida Bar and                        Land use & Zoning Lawyer of the year:                           813.224.9255 | Page 11
                                                                               keith w. BrickLemyer
numerous articles regarding creditors’ rights
                                                                   LegaL maLpractice Lawyer of the year:                            Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker & Mueller | Tampa, FL
issues. But mentoring is where he derides most of                             thomas d. masterson                                   MICHAEL R. CAREY
his joy these days.                                                       maritime Lawyer of the year:                              Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
    “Having the opportunity to see young lawyers                                     david f. pope                                  GEORGE J. MEYER, MICHAEL F. NUECHTERLEIN, LUIS
                                                                                                                                    PRATS, HARDY L. ROBERTS III, WILLIAM CARY WRIGHT
come to my firm and watch them grow, prosper                      medicaL maLpractice Lawyer of the year:                           Conrad J. Lazo | Bradenton, FL
and become good lawyers, and have a high degree                                     James d. cLark                                  CONRAD J. LAZO
                                                                     personaL inJury Litigator of the year:
of integrity and sense of professionalism...that is                               roBert e. Banker
                                                                                                                                    Deeb & Durkin | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                                                                                                    BRIAN P. DEEB
very rewarding,” Warren—who teaches the                               puBLic finance Lawyer of the year:                            Donald D. Clark | Bradenton, FL
occasional advanced course on bankruptcy prac-                                     steven e. miLLer                                 DONALD D. CLARK
tice—says. “Professionalism is important. Lawyers                       reaL estate Lawyer of the year:                             Forizs & Dogali | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                                    ANTHONY ANDERSON BENTON DOGALI
need to understand the need to deal with civility                                 david r. Brittain
                                                                                                                                    Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
and courtesy dealing with opposing counsel and                           securities Lawyer of the year:                             DALE W. VASH
                                                                               roBert c. rasmussen
the judiciary and the need for ethical conduct and                          tax Lawyer of the year:
                                                                                                                                    Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                                    GEORGE E. SPOFFORD IV
professionalism.”                                                                 michaeL d. annis                                  Gurley & Associates | Sarasota, FL
    Warren and his wife Susan have two children,                    trusts and estates Lawyer of the year:                          DAVID E. GURLEY
Matthew and Laura.                                                                JoeL d. Bronstein
                                         –Chris Harris
8 tampa’s Best lawyers                                                                                                                       For more info go to www.tbo.com/bestlawyers
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                                                                  John M. Fitzgibbons | Tampa, FL                    James A. Helinger, Jr. | St. Petersburg, FL
  Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                                 JOHN M. FITZGIBBONS                                JAMES A. HELINGER, JR.
  TIMOTHY A. HUNT                                                 Jung & Sisco | Tampa, FL                           Peterson & Myers | Lake Wales, FL
  813.221.3900 | Page 3                                           WILLIAM F. JUNG                                    JACK P. BRANDON
                                                                  Kynes, Markman & Felman | Tampa, FL                Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL
  Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg | Sarasota, FL   JAMES E. FELMAN                                    ROBERT H. BUESING
  THOMAS F. ICARD, JR.                                            Ronald K. Cacciatore | Tampa, FL                   William B. Smith | Tampa, FL
  Meirose & Friscia | Tampa, FL                                   RONALD K. CACCIATORE                               WILLIAM B. SMITH
  LEO H. MEIROSE                                                  Tragos & Sartres | Clearwater, FL
  Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL                           GEORGE E. TRAGOS                                   EMPLOyEE BENEFITS LAW
  STEVEN G. SCHEMBER                                                                                                 Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
  Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL                                       Trombley & Hanes | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                     RUSSELL BUHITE
  ROBERT H. BUESING, STANLEY H. ELEFF,                            GARY R. TROMBLEY
  JOHN S. VENTO                                                   813.229.7918 | Page 12                             Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                     BRET HAMLIN,
  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE                                                                                               R. DENNIS TWEED,
  AND COMPLIANCE LAW                                              CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR
                                                                                                                     KIRSTEN vIGNEC,
                                                                  Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL                         ALTON C. WARD
  Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
                                                                  KEVIN J. NAPPER, EDWARD J. PAGE
  NATHANIEL L. DOLINER                                                                                               813.221.3900 | Page 3
  Foley & Lardner | Tampa, FL                                     Cohen, Foster & Romine | Tampa, FL
  MARTIN A. TRABER                                                                                                   Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL
  Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker | Tampa, FL
                                                                  BARRY A. COHEN,                                    FREDERICK M. ROTHENBERG
  ROBERT C. RASMUSSEN                                             KEvIN J. DARKEN,                                   Myers & Shaw | Sarasota, FL
  GrayRobinson | Tampa, FL                                        TODD FOSTER                                        CAROL L. MYERS
  MICHAEL NEUKAMM                                                 813.225.1655 | Page 2                              Shutts & Bowen | Tampa, FL
  Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL                                                                                       STEVEN K. BARBER
  CHESTER E. BACHELLER, ROBERT J. GRAMMIG,                        Denis M. de Vlaming | Clearwater, FL               Squire, Sanders & Dempsey | Tampa, FL
  RICHARD B. HADLOW                                               DENIS M. DE VLAMING                                JOSEPH D. EDWARDS
  Shutts & Bowen | Tampa, FL                                      George & Titus | Tampa, FL                         Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL
  ROBERT ALAN HIGBEE                                              PETER E. GEORGE, DOUGLAS J. TITUS, JR.             ROBERTA CASPER WATSON
  Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL
  RICHARD M. LEISNER, GARY I. TEBLUM                              Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                    ENERGy LAW
                                                                  ERIK MATHENEY
  CORPORATE LAW                                                   813.221.3900 | Page 3
                                                                                                                     Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                     LAUREL E. LOCKETT, JAMES MICHAEL WALLS
  Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL
  DAVID M. DONEY                                                  John M. Fitzgibbons | Tampa, FL                    ENTERTAINMENT LAW
  Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride | Tampa, FL             JOHN M. FITZGIBBONS
                                                                  Jung & Sisco | Tampa, FL                           McDermott & Thacker | Brandon, FL
  LESLIE J. BARNETT
                                                                  WILLIAM F. JUNG, PAUL M. SISCO                     MICHAEL J. MCDERMOTT
  Bronstein, Carlson, Gleim & Smith | St. Petersburg, FL
  JOEL D. BRONSTEIN                                               Kynes, Markman & Felman | Tampa, FL
                                                                  JAMES E. FELMAN, STUART C. MARKMAN                 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
  Bush Ross | Tampa, FL                                                                                              Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
  JOHN N. GIORDANO                                                Law Offices of Ed Suarez | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                     LAUREL E. LOCKETT, ROGER D. SCHWENKE
  813.224.9255 | Page 11                                          EDUARDO A. SUAREZ                                  Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
                                                                  813.229.0040 | Page 15                             RHEA F. LAW, RONALD H. NOBLE
  Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL                                                                                         Gayle B. Carlson | Tampa, FL
  NATHANIEL L. DOLINER                                            Rochelle A. Reback | Tampa, FL                     GAYLE BUTTRAM CARLSON
  Drummond Wehle & Ross | Tampa, FL                               ROCHELLE A. REBACK                                 George F. Gramling, III | Tampa, FL
  CARY ROSS                                                       Ronald K. Cacciatore | Tampa, FL                   GEORGE F. GRAMLING III
  Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                                  RONALD K. CACCIATORE                               Greenberg Traurig | Tampa, FL
  OLGA M. PINA, DAVID C. SHOBE                                    The Byrd Law Firm | Sarasota, FL                   DAVID B. WEINSTEIN
  Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker | Tampa, FL                  LARRY BYRD                                         Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen | Tampa, FL
  ROBERT C. RASMUSSEN                                             Tragos & Sartres | Clearwater, FL                  WILLIAM B. TAYLOR IV
  GrayRobinson | Tampa, FL                                        GEORGE E. TRAGOS                                   Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester | Tampa, FL
  MICHAEL NEUKAMM, JOHN I. VAN VORIS                                                                                 FRANK L. HEARNE, DAVID M. MECHANIK
                                                                  Trombley & Hanes | Tampa, FL                       Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
  Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                                 RONALD P. HANES,                                   THEODORE C. TAUB
  MARK A. DANZI,                                                  GARY R. TROMBLEY
  DAvID S. FELMAN,                                                                                                   Williams Schifino Mangione
                                                                  813.229.7918 | Page 12
                                                                                                                     & Steady | Tampa, FL
  R. REID HANEY,
  R. JAMES ROBBINS, JR.                                           Zuckerman Spaeder | Tampa, FL                      SCOTT I. STEADY
                                                                  JACK E. FERNANDEZ, JR., DELMAR LEE FUGATE,         813.221.2626 | Back Cover
  813.221.3900 | Page 3                                           MARCOS E. HASBUN, MORRIS “SANDY” WEINBERG, JR.

  Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL
  CHESTER E. BACHELLER, ANDERSON L. BALDY III,
                                                                  ELDER LAW                                          EqUIPMENT FINANCE LAW
  ROBERT J. GRAMMIG, RICHARD B. HADLOW                            Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL                   Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL
  Mark T. Tate | Tampa, FL                                        RICHARD M. SEBEK                                   LEONARD H. GILBERT
  MARK T. TATE
  Robert E. Aylward | Tampa, FL                                   EMINENT DOMAIN                                     FAMILy LAW
  ROBERT E. AYLWARD
  Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
                                                                  AND CONDEMNATION LAW                               Allen Dell | Tampa, FL
  PAUL R. LYNCH, DARRELL C. SMITH, GREGORY C.                                                                        MARIAN P. MCCULLOCH
                                                                  Brigham Moore | Sarasota, FL
  YADLEY                                                          S. WILLIAM MOORE
                                                                                                                     Givens Law Group | Tampa, FL
  Shutts & Bowen | Tampa, FL                                                                                         STANN W. GIVENS
                                                                  Brigham Moore | St. Petersburg, FL
  ROBERT ALAN HIGBEE                                              JACKSON H. BOWMAN IV, GREGORY S. RIX
                                                                                                                     Hastings and Estreicher | St. Petersburg, FL
  Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL                                                                                          MICHAEL L. HASTINGS
                                                                  Buell & Elligett | Tampa, FL
  NELSON T. CASTELLANO, RICHARD M. LEISNER,                       MARK P. BUELL, RAYMOND T. ELLIGETT, JR.,
                                                                                                                     Himes & Hearn | Tampa, FL
  HAROLD W. MULLIS, JR., GARY I. TEBLUM                           MARC IRA SACHS
                                                                                                                     JOHN FRASER HIMES
                                                                                                                     James P. Knox | Tampa, FL
                                                                  De Young Law Group | Tampa, FL
  CRIMINAL DEFENSE: NON-WHITE-COLLAR                              DONALD TOBYN DEYOUNG
                                                                                                                     JAMES P. KNOX
                                                                                                                     Jeanne T. Tate | Tampa, FL
  Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL                                      Gaylord Merlin Ludovici Diaz & Bain | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                     JEANNE T. TATE
  EDWARD J. PAGE                                                  PAUL D. BAIN, ANDREW G. DIAZ, S. CARY GAYLORD,
                                                                  LORENA HART LUDOVICI, KIMBEL L. MERLIN             Koch, Smith & Hoffman | Clearwater, FL
                                                                                                                     WAYNE J. BOYER, KY M. KOCH, KINNEAR KING SMITH
  Cohen, Foster & Romine | Tampa, FL
                                                                  Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                    Law Office of Larry K. Coleman | Bradenton, FL
  BARRY A. COHEN                                                                                                     LARRY K. COLEMAN
  813.225.1655 | Page 2
                                                                  ROBERT E. v. KELLEY, JR.
                                                                                                                     Maney, Damsker, Jones & Kuhlman | Tampa, FL
                                                                  813.221.3900 | Page 3                              DAVID A. MANEY
  Denis M. de Vlaming | Clearwater, FL
  DENIS M. DE VLAMING
For more info go to www.law.com/tampabest                                                                                                                 tampa’s Best lawyers 9
2011 s u r v E Y
 Mason Black & Caballero | Tampa, FL
                                      r E s u lT s
                                                          Phelps Dunbar | Tampa, FL                               Kelly & McKee | Tampa, FL
 CAROLINE KAPUSTA BLACK,                                  HARVEY S. KAUGET                                        MARK F. KELLY, ROBERT F. MCKEE
 ALEX CABALLERO,                                                                                                  Kwall, Showers & Barack | Clearwater, FL
 MIRIAM E. MASON
                                                          INSURANCE LAW                                           RYAN D. BARACK
                                                                                                                  Lau, Lane, Pieper, Conley & McCreadie | Tampa, FL
 813.251.9200 | Page 15                                   Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL                          MARY A. LAU
 Raleigh Lee Greene | St. Petersburg, FL                  PHILIP BRUCE CULPEPPER
                                                                                                                  Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith | Tampa, FL
 RALEIGH LEE GREENE                                       Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL                        J. ROBERT MCCORMACK
 Raymond A. Alley, Jr. | Tampa, FL                        BRUCE A. AEBEL
                                                                                                                  Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen | Tampa, FL
 RAYMOND A. ALLEY, JR.                                    Barr Murman & Tonelli | Tampa, FL                       FRANK E. BROWN, JANET GOLDBERG MCENERY
 Robert W. Fields | Tampa, FL                             DANIEL P. MITCHELL
                                                                                                                  Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart | Tampa, FL
 ROBERT W. FIELDS                                         Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                          TONY B. GRIFFIN, EDMUND J. MCKENNA, GRANT D.
 Ronald J. Russo | Tampa, FL                              WILLIAM DONALD COX                                      PETERSEN, KEVIN D. ZWETSCH
 RONALD J. RUSSO
                                                                                                                  Phelps Dunbar | Tampa, FL
                                                          Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                         DENNIS M. MCCLELLAND, JOHN D. MULLEN, JOHN E.
 FAMILy LAW MEDIATION                                     BENJAMIN H. HILL III,                                   PHILLIPS
 Raleigh Lee Greene | St. Petersburg, FL                  BRETT J. PRESTON                                        Phyllis J. Towzey | St. Petersburg, FL
 RALEIGH LEE GREENE                                       813.221.3900 | Page 3                                   PHYLLIS J. TOWZEY
 Raymond A. Alley, Jr. | Tampa, FL                                                                                Reeser, Rodnite, Outten & Zdravko | Palm Harbor, FL
 RAYMOND A. ALLEY, JR.                                                                                            ANGELA E. OUTTEN
                                                          Merlin Law Group | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                  Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
                                                          WILLIAM F. MERLIN, JR.
 FIRST AMENDMENT LAW                                      813.229.1000 | Page 15
                                                                                                                  MARY LI CREASY
                                                                                                                  The Fraley Law Firm | Tampa, FL
 Rahdert, Steele, Bole & Reynolds | St. Petersburg, FL    Phelps Dunbar | Tampa, FL                               RONALD W. FRALEY
 GEORGE KARL RAHDERT                                      MATTHEW L. LITSKY                                       The Linesch Firm | Palm Harbor, FL
 Thomas, LoCicero & Bralow | Tampa, FL                    Schropp Law Firm | Tampa, FL                            DAVID J. LINESCH
 CAROL J. LOCICERO, GREGG D. THOMAS                       CHARLES P. SCHROPP                                      Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing | Tampa, FL
                                                          Vaka, Larson & Johnson | Tampa, FL                      JAMES M. CRAIG, THOMAS M. GONZALEZ, GREGORY
 FOOD AND BEVERAGE LAW                                    GEORGE A. VAKA                                          A. HEARING, KEVIN D. JOHNSON
                                                                                                                  Wenzel Fenton Cabassa | Tampa, FL
 GrayRobinson | Tampa, FL                                 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTy LAW                               MATTHEW K. FENTON
 RICHARD M. BLAU
                                                          Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                  LAND USE & ZONING LAW
 FRANCHISE LAW                                            CHARLES DOUGLAS MCDONALD, JR.
                                                          Conwell Kirkpatrick | Tampa, FL                         Bricklemyer Smolker & Bolves | Tampa, FL
 Quarles & Brady | Tampa, FL                              GEORGE DONOVAN CONWELL, JR., JAMES M.                   KEITH W. BRICKLEMYER
 DAVID A. BEYER                                           MATULIS                                                 Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
                                                          Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                          RHEA F. LAW, ANDREA E. ZELMAN
 GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LAW                                 MONICA B. MASON                                         George F. Gramling, III | Tampa, FL
                                                          GrayRobinson | Tampa, FL                                GEORGE F. GRAMLING III
 Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                           STEFAN V. STEIN
 RHEA F. LAW                                              Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Tampa, FL        Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL
 Steven A. Anderson | Tampa, FL                           FRANK R. JAKES
 STEVEN A. ANDERSON                                                                                               JOHN B. GRANDOFF III,
                                                          Phelps Dunbar | Tampa, FL
                                                          HARVEY S. KAUGET
                                                                                                                  GINA K. GRIMES
 HEALTH CARE LAW                                          Quarles & Brady | Tampa, FL                             813.221.3900 | Page 3
 Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL                           WILLIAM F. HAMILTON
                                                                                                                  Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL
 KIRK S. DAVIS, JOSEPH W. RUGG                            Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                  JAMES H. SHIMBERG, JR.
 Allen Dell | Tampa, FL                                   J. TODD TIMMERMAN
                                                                                                                  Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg | Sarasota, FL
 CYNTHIA A. MIKOS
 Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL                         INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE LAW                     MICHAEL J. FUREN, ROBERT K. LINCOLN, WILLIAM W.
                                                                                                                  MERRILL III
 RICHARD M. SEBEK                                         Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
 Bronstein, Carlson, Gleim & Smith | St. Petersburg, FL                                                           Mark Bentley | Tampa, FL
                                                          RICHARD A. JACOBSON
 THOMAS B. SMITH                                                                                                  MARK S. BENTLEY
                                                          Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL
 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney | Tampa, FL                                                                          813.223.5050| Page 15
                                                          CHESTER E. BACHELLER, ROBERT J. GRAMMIG
 JAMES J. KENNEDY, RICHARD ANDREW ROCK                                                                            Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester | Tampa, FL
                                                          Sharp Kemm | Tampa, FL                                  DAVID M. MECHANIK
                                                          WILLIAM M. SHARP
 Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                                                                                  Peterson & Myers | Lake Wales, FL
 C. HOWARD HUNTER                                         LABOR AND EMPLOyMENT LAW                                JACK P. BRANDON
 813.221.3900 | Page 3                                                                                            Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
                                                          Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL                          THEODORE C. TAUB
                                                          KAREN MEYER BUESING, SCOTT T. SILVERMAN                 Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson |
 Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell | Tampa, FL
                                                          Allen, Norton & Blue | Tampa, FL                        Tampa, FL
 BRUCE D. LAMB
                                                          WILLIAM REYNOLDS ALLEN, DAVID J. STEFANY                RONALD L. WEAVER
 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
                                                          Burr & Smith | Tampa, FL                                Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen | Sarasota, FL
 RONALD A. CHRISTALDI
                                                          SAM SMITH                                               CHARLES D. BAILEY, JR.
 Trenam Kemker | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                          Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
 JACQUELINE M. CRAIN, RICHARD O. JACOBS
 Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL                                JOHN P. MCADAMS, JAMES R. WILEY                         LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW
 DON B. WEINBREN                                          Constangy, Brooks & Smith | Tampa, FL                   Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL
 Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen | Sarasota, FL   JOHN W. CAMPBELL, MICHAEL D. MALFITANO
                                                                                                                  FRANK H. GASSLER
 CAROL ANN KALISH                                         Cynthia N. Sass | Tampa, FL                             Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
                                                          CYNTHIA N. SASS
                                                                                                                  GARY L. SASSO
 IMMIGRATION LAW                                          Fisher & Phillips | Tampa, FL
                                                          THERESA M. GALLION                                      Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL
 Christian & Associates | Tampa, FL                       Fisher Law Group | St. Petersburg, FL
 TERRY C. CHRISTIAN                                       SCOTT A. FISHER
                                                                                                                  BENJAMIN H. HILL III,
                                                          Florin Roebig | Palm Harbor, FL                         BRETT J. PRESTON
 Dilip Patel | Oldsmar, FL
                                                          WOLFGANG M. FLORIN, CHRISTOPHER D. GRAY                 813.221.3900 | Page 3
 DILIP PATEL                                              Ford & Harrison | Tampa, FL
 813.855.0066 | Page 15                                                                                           Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen | Tampa, FL
                                                          ROBERT D. HALL, JR., TRACEY K. JAENSCH,
 Dilip Patel | Oldsmar, FL                                TAMMIE L. RATTRAY                                       STEPHEN H. SEARS
 GERALD P. SEIPP                                                                                                  Masterson Law Group | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                          Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
 Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                           CATHY JO BEVERIDGE, JOHN W. ROBINSON IV,                THOMAS D. MASTERSON
 WILLIAM J. FLYNN III                                     RICHARD G. SALAZAR
 Lund & O’Flaherty | Tampa, FL
 JOHN E. LUND
                                                          Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker | Tampa, FL          LEVERAGED BUyOUTS
                                                          MARK A. HANLEY
 Timothy M. Spridgeon | Clearwater, FL                    Greenberg Traurig | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                  AND PRIVATE EqUITy LAW
 TIMOTHY M. SPRIDGEON                                     RICHARD C. MCCREA, JR., PETER W. ZINOBER
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 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGy LAW                               WILLIAM B. DEMEZA, JR.                                  DAvID S. FELMAN
 Conwell Kirkpatrick | Tampa, FL                          Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Clearwater, FL   813.221.3900 | Page 3
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  ROBERT J. GRAMMIG                                                          KENNETH A. BEYTIN                                                   HENRY E. VALENZUELA
  Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL                                                                                                          William E. Hahn | Tampa, FL
  GREGORY C. YADLEY                                                           Bush Ross | Tampa, FL                                              WILLIAM E. HAHN
  Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL                                                   DAvID C. BANKER,
  GARY I. TEBLUM                                                              TROY J. CROTTS,                                                    MERGERS & ACqUISITIONS LAW
  MARITIME LAW                                                                JAMES J. EvANGELISTA                                               Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
                                                                              813.224.9255 | Page 11                                             NATHANIEL L. DOLINER
  Bajo Cuva Cohen and Turkel | Tampa, FL                                                                                                         Foley & Lardner | Tampa, FL
  ANTHONY J. CUVA                                                                                                                                CURT P. CREELY, CAROLYN T. LONG, MARTIN A.
  Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL
                                                                              Cohen, Foster & Romine | Tampa, FL                                 TRABER, STEVEN W. VAZQUEZ
  DAVID F. POPE, ALLEN K. VON SPIEGELFELD                                     BARRY A. COHEN                                                     Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
  Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                                              813.225.1655 | Page 2                                              DAVID C. SHOBE
  CARL R. NELSON                                                                                                                                 Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker | Tampa, FL
  Lau, Lane, Pieper, Conley & McCreadie | Tampa, FL                          Florin Roebig | Palm Harbor, FL                                     ROBERT C. RASMUSSEN
  TIMOTHY C. CONLEY, DAVID W. MCCREADIE                                      WIL H. FLORIN
  Munch and Munch | Tampa, FL                                                                                                                    Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL
  JACOB J. MUNCH                                                              Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                                    DAvID S. FELMAN
  Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin | Tampa, FL                                    BENJAMIN H. HILL III,                                              813.221.3900 | Page 3
  JOHN J. MCLAUGHLIN, ROGER A. VAUGHAN, JR.                                   JOHN L. HOLCOMB,
                                                                              C. HOWARD HUNTER                                                   Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL
  MASS TORT LITIGATION                                                        813.221.3900 | Page 3                                              CHESTER E. BACHELLER, ANDERSON L. BALDY III
                                                                                                                                                 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
  Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                                                 DARRELL C. SMITH, GREGORY C. YADLEY
  EDWARD W. GERECKE, KEVIN J. NAPPER, GARY L.                                Knopik Deskins Law Group | Tampa, FL
  SASSO                                                                      CHRISTOPHER S. KNOPIK                                               Shutts & Bowen | Tampa, FL
                                                                             Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen | Clearwater, FL                     ROBERT ALAN HIGBEE
  MEDIA LAW                                                                  JAMES A. MARTIN, JR.                                                Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                                                 HAROLD W. MULLIS, JR.
                                                                             Masterson Law Group | St. Petersburg, FL
  Thomas, LoCicero & Bralow | Tampa, FL                                      THOMAS D. MASTERSON
  GREGG D. THOMAS                                                            Morgan, Lamb, Goldman & Valles | Tampa, FL                          MUNICIPAL LAW
                                                                             CARL A. GOLDMAN, ROLAND J. LAMB, KELLY LAMB,
  MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW                                                    RODNEY W. MORGAN
                                                                                                                                                 Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                                                 RHEA F. LAW
  Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL                                             Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain | Tampa, FL                Susan Johnson-Velez | Tampa, FL
  KIRK S. DAVIS                                                              RICHARD MANGAN                                                      SUSAN JOHNSON-VELEZ
  Alley, Clark & Greiwe | Tampa, FL                                          Stephens Lynn Klein LaCava & Puya | Tampa, FL
  JAMES D. CLARK, DONALD GREIWE                                              LOUIS J. LACAVA
                                                                             The Yerrid Law Firm | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                                                 NATURAL RESOURCES LAW
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 NON-PROFIT/CHARITIES LAW                                     RICHARD A. GILBERT                                               HENRY E. VALENZUELA
                                                              Florin Roebig | Palm Harbor, FL                                  Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin | Tampa, FL
 Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL                               THOMAS D. ROEBIG, JR.                                            KEVIN MCLAUGHLIN, ROGER A. VAUGHAN, JR.,
 FRANK J. RIEF                                                Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                                   BILL WAGNER, ALAN F. WAGNER
 Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride | Tampa, FL          GARY W. MARTIN                                                   Weekly Schulte Valdes | Tampa, FL
 LESLIE J. BARNETT, PETER T. KIRKWOOD                         George & Titus | Tampa, FL                                       CHRISTOPHER SCHULTE
                                                              DOUGLAS J. TITUS, JR.                                            Wilkes & McHugh | Tampa, FL
 PERSONAL INjURy LITIGATION                                   GrayRobinson | Lakeland, FL                                      BENNIE LAZZARA, JR., TIMOTHY C. MCHUGH,
                                                              ROBERT L. TROHN                                                  JAMES L. WILKES II
 Alley, Clark & Greiwe | Tampa, FL
                                                              Grossman Roth | Sarasota, FL                                     William E. Hahn | Tampa, FL
 C. TODD ALLEY, JAMES D. CLARK
                                                              WILLIAM E. PARTRIDGE                                             WILLIAM E. HAHN
 Banker Lopez Gassler | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                                                                                               William F. Blews | St. Petersburg, FL
 DAVID L. BRESLER, JEFFREY P. WINKLER
                                                              Gunn Law Group | Tampa, FL                                       WILLIAM F. BLEWS
 Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL
 ROBERT E. BANKER, THOMAS R. BOPP, LOUIS ROBERT               LEE D. GUNN Iv
                                                              813.228.7070 | Page 7                                            Williams Schifino Mangione
 BOURGEOIS, RICHARD K. BOWERS, FRANK H.
 GASSLER, JOHN A. KRENTZMAN, JOSEPH K. LOPEZ,
                                                                                                                               & Steady | Tampa, FL
 BRADLEY E. POWERS                                                                                                             ROBERT M. STOLER
 Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein | St. Petersburg, FL           Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                                  813.221.2626 | Back Cover
 AUBREY O. DICUS, JR.                                         JOHN L. HOLCOMB,
 Brennan, Holden, Kavouklis | Tampa, FL
                                                              C. HOWARD HUNTER
 WELDON EARL BRENNAN
                                                              813.221.3900 | Page 3
                                                                                                                               PRIVATE FUNDS LAW
 Buell & Elligett | Tampa, FL
 MARK P. BUELL
                                                              Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg | Sarasota, FL    Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL
 Bush Graziano & Rice | Tampa, FL
 RONALD E. BUSH
                                                              ROBERT G. LYONS                                                  DAvID S. FELMAN
                                                              Knopik Deskins Law Group | Tampa, FL                             813.221.3900 | Page 3
 Bush Ross | Tampa, FL                                        CHRISTOPHER S. KNOPIK
 DAvID C. BANKER,                                             Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen | Tampa, FL
                                                              STEPHEN H. SEARS
 TROY J. CROTTS,
                                                              Masterson Law Group | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                                                                                               PRODUCT LIABILITy LITIGATION
 JAMES J. EvANGELISTA                                         THOMAS D. MASTERSON                                              Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL
 813.224.9255 | Page 11                                       Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain | Tampa, FL             FRANK H. GASSLER
                                                              RICHARD MANGAN                                                   Bush Graziano & Rice | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                               RONALD E. BUSH
 Carey & Leisure | Clearwater, FL                             Rywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo                                    Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
 THOMAS W. CAREY                                              & Guyton | Tampa, FL                                             EDWARD W. GERECKE, KEVIN J. NAPPER
 727.799.3900 | Page 14                                       MICHAEL S. RYWANT                                                Shook, Hardy & Bacon | Tampa, FL
                                                              813.229.7007 | Page 13                                           DANIEL F. MOLONY
 Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
 KEVIN J. NAPPER                                              Swope Rodante | Tampa, FL                                        PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE LAW
                                                              DALE M. SWOPE
                                                                                                                               Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL
 Cohen, Foster & Romine | Tampa, FL                           The Yerrid Law Firm | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                               ROBERT E. BANKER
 BARRY A. COHEN                                               C. STEVEN YERRID
 813.225.1655 | Page 2                                        Valenti Campbell Trohn Tamayo                                    Bush Ross | Tampa, FL
                                                              & Aranda, P.A. | Lakeland, FL
                                                              JONATHAN B. TROHN                                                JAMES J. EvANGELISTA,
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                                                                                                                               Bryant Miller & Olive | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                               DUANE D. DRAPER
                                                                                                                               GrayRobinson | Lakeland, FL
                                                                                                                               HENRY M. MORGAN, JR.
                                                                                                                               GrayRobinson | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                               FRANK N. FLEISCHER
                                                                                                                               Holland & Knight | Lakeland, FL
                                                                                                                               RICHARD B. STEPHENS, EDWARD W. VOGEL III
                                                                                                                               Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                               L. THOMAS GIBLIN, STEVEN E. MILLER, JOHN R.
                                                                                                                               STOKES
                                                                                                                               Squire, Sanders & Dempsey | Tampa, FL
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                                                                                                                               Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL
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                                                                                                                               Bricklemyer Smolker & Bolves | Tampa, FL
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      Gary Trombley & Ronald Hanes have been selected for inclusion                                                            Bryant Miller & Olive | Tampa, FL
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                                                                                                                               Bush Ross | Tampa, FL
        Concentrating in federal and state criminal matters and complex civil litigation.                                      STEvEN H. MEZER
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    Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL                                           Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL                     Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
    ROBERT S. FREEDMAN, EDGEL C. LESTER, JR., ROGER                      C. GRAHAM CAROTHERS, JR., WILLIAM KENT IHRIG,             DARRELL C. SMITH, GREGORY C. YADLEY
    D. SCHWENKE, MICHAEL J. VIRGADAMO                                    JOHN S. INGLIS, THEODORE C. TAUB                          Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL
    DLA Piper | Tampa, FL                                                Squire, Sanders & Dempsey | Tampa, FL                     NELSON T. CASTELLANO, RICHARD M. LEISNER,
    MICHAEL A. BEDKE                                                     JEFFREY DREW BUTT, STEPHEN J. MITCHELL                    GARY I. TEBLUM
    Fisher & Sauls | St. Petersburg, FL                                  Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff
    LOUIE N. ADCOCK, JR.                                                 & Sitterson | Tampa, FL                                   Williams Schifino Mangione
    Foley & Lardner | Tampa, FL                                          RONALD L. WEAVER                                          & Steady | Tampa, FL
    THOMAS M. LITTLE, FRED S. RIDLEY, STEPHEN J.                         Trenam Kemker | St. Petersburg, FL                        WILLIAM J. SCHIFINO, JR.
    SZABO                                                                ROBERT C. DECKER, ROBERT DONALD MASTRY
                                                                                                                                   813.221.2626 | Back Cover
    Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                                       Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL
    RHEA F. LAW, JEFFREY C. SHANNON                                      J. ALAN ASENDORF, DAVID R. BRITTAIN, MARY H.
                                                                         QUINLAN, RICHARD H. SOLLNER, ROBERT G. STERN
    GrayRobinson | Tampa, FL
    JEANETTE M. FLORES, STEPHEN L. KUSSNER                               Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen | Sarasota, FL
                                                                                                                                   TAx LAW
                                                                         J. MICHAEL HARTENSTINE                                    Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL
    Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL                                                                                                WILLIAM KALISH, AUGUST M. VAN EEPOEL
    GINA K. GRIMES,                                                      SECURITIES LAW                                            Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride | Tampa, FL
    THOMAS N. HENDERSON III,                                             Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                                   LESLIE J. BARNETT, PETER T. KIRKWOOD, DAVID L.
    STEPHEN M. HUDOBA,                                                   DAVID M. DONEY
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                                                                                                                                   Bronstein, Carlson, Gleim & Smith | St. Petersburg, FL
    JONATHAN P. JENNEWEIN,                                                                                                         JOEL D. BRONSTEIN, SUSAN W. CARLSON
    ROBERT E. v. KELLEY, JR.,                                            Bush Ross | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                                                   Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
    R. JAMES ROBBINS, JR.,                                               JOHN N. GIORDANO                                          DAVID P. BURKE
    W. LAWRENCE SMITH                                                    813.224.9255 | Page 11                                    Foley & Lardner | Tampa, FL
    813.221.3900 | Page 3                                                                                                          MICHAEL D. ANNIS
                                                                         Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL                                Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
    Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL                                         RICHARD A. DENMON, NATHANIEL L. DOLINER                   E. JACKSON BOGGS, HUNTER J. BROWNLEE,
    RICHARD D. ECKHARD, JAMES H. SHIMBERG, JR.                           Foley & Lardner | Tampa, FL                               MITCHELL I. HOROWITZ
    Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg | Sarasota, FL        CURT P. CREELY, MARTIN A. TRABER,
                                                                                                                                   Gardner Law Firm | Tampa, FL
    MICHAEL J. FUREN                                                     STEVEN W. VAZQUEZ
                                                                         Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL                            MERRITT A. GARDNER
    Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Clearwater, FL
                                                                         DAVID C. SHOBE                                            813.288.9600 | Page 15
    ROGER A. LARSON
                                                                         Glenn, Rasmussen, Fogarty & Hooker | Tampa, FL            Harrison & Guerrini | Tampa, FL
    McNamara & Carver | Tampa, FL
                                                                         ROBERT C. RASMUSSEN                                       WILLIAM T. HARRISON III
    CHARLES H. CARVER
    Phelps Dunbar | Tampa, FL                                            GrayRobinson | Tampa, FL
                                                                         MICHAEL NEUKAMM                                           Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL
    BARBARA H. LUIKART, DONALD H. WHITTEMORE
    Powell, Carney, Gross, Maller & Ramsay | St. Petersburg, FL          Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL                              ROBERT E. v. KELLEY, JR.,
    MARY JO CARNEY, JAMES N. POWELL                                      CHESTER E. BACHELLER, ROBERT J. GRAMMIG,                  BRIAN C. SPARKS
    Preston O. Cockey, Jr. | Tampa, FL                                   RICHARD B. HADLOW                                         813.221.3900 | Page 3
    PRESTON O. COCKEY, JR.                                               Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Tampa, FL
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business associations to insurance companies.
Its lawyers are licensed to practice in all
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offices in Tampa, Inverness, and Gainesville.
    The firm’s five shareholders—Michael S.
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Andrew F. Russo, and John A. Guyton III—are
all Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial
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competency and experience for attorneys in
the approved areas. Together, they bring
more than a century of combined experience
to the practice, using their expertise to help
clients find the best solution to fit their needs.
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                                                                                                            Akerman Senterfitt | Tampa, FL
 BERNARD A. BARTON, JR., JACK A. LEVINE,                       TECHNOLOGy LAW                               WILLIAM KALISH, FRANK J. RIEF,
 DOUGLAS A. WRIGHT                                                                                          AUGUST M. VAN EEPOEL
 Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Clearwater, FL         GrayRobinson | Tampa, FL                     Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride | Tampa, FL
 BRUCE H. BOKOR                                                BRENT C.J. BRITTON                           LESLIE J. BARNETT, PETER T. KIRKWOOD
 Mark T. Tate | Tampa, FL                                      Phelps Dunbar | Tampa, FL                    Baskin Fleece | Clearwater, FL
 MARK T. TATE                                                  HARVEY S. KAUGET                             JOSEPH W. FLEECE III
 Sharp Kemm | Tampa, FL                                                                                     Bronstein, Carlson, Gleim & Smith | St. Petersburg, FL
 WILLIAM M. SHARP                                              TRANSPORTATION LAW                           JOEL D. BRONSTEIN
 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
                                                               Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL             Bush Ross | Tampa, FL
 BRUCE H. GORDON
                                                               ALLEN K. VON SPIEGELFELD
 Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL                                                                                  SAMUEL B. DOLCIMASCOLO
 HAROLD W. MULLIS, JR., ALBERT C. O’NEILL, JR.
 Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen | Sarasota, FL
                                                               TRUSTS AND ESTATES                           813.224.9255 | Page 11
 E. JOHN WAGNER II                                             Adams and Reese | Sarasota, FL               Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi |
                                                               BARRY F. SPIVEY                              Sarasota, FL
                                                                                                            RICHARD R. GANS, J. RONALD SKIPPER
                                                                                                            Fisher & Wilsey | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                                                                            GEORGE F. WILSEY
      THoMAs cArEY & jodi lEisurE                                                                           Fowler White Boggs | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                            E. JACKSON BOGGS, AMELIA M. CAMPBELL, DONNA
                                                                                                            LONGHOUSE
                                            P E r s o n A l i n j u r Y l i T i g AT i o n                  Gardner Law Firm | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                            MERRITT A. GARDNER
                                       Thomas Carey received his AB degree from Georgetown,                 813.288.9600 | Page 15
                                       University, his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from Suffolk      GrayRobinson | Lakeland, FL
                                       University in 1978, and his LLM degree from New York                 JOHN K. VREELAND
                                                                                                            GrayRobinson | Tampa, FL
                                       University Law School in 1979 on full Academic Fellowship. In        MICHAEL J. NOLAN II
                                       1977 he was admitted to the Rhode Island Bar and the
                                       Massachusetts Bar, and in 1978 he was admitted to the                Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL
      Florida Bar. He is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer and as a Civil Trial Advocate by the       LINDA D. HARTLEY,
      National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been selected for inclusion since 2006 as a                  BRIAN C. SPARKS
      Florida Super Lawyer.                                                                                 813.221.3900 | Page 3

      Jodi Leisure is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar and the National Board        Holland & Knight | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                            JOHN ARTHUR JONES, ROBERT JAMES KLINE,
      of Trial Advocacy. Ms. Leisure received her Juris Doctorate degree, magna cum laude, from             EDWARD F. KOREN, JR., WILLIAM R. LANE, JR.
      Stetson University College of Law in 1999, and her Bachelor of Science degree in business             Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns | Clearwater, FL
      administration, magna cum laude, from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 1989. She was                    BRUCE H. BOKOR
      selected for inclusion as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2010.                                             Linda C. Hanna | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                            LINDA C. HANNA
                                                                                                            Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell | Tampa, FL
                                                 622 Bypass Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764
      Carey & Leisure                            Toll Free: 800.927.0400 Ph: 727.799.3900
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                                                                                                            Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick | Tampa, FL
                                                  www.careyandleisure.com                                   BRUCE H. GORDON
                                                                                                            Shutts & Bowen | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                            ROBERT H. WALTUCH
                                                                                                            The Payne Law Group | Sarasota, FL
                                                                                                            L. HOWARD PAYNE
                                                                                                            Trenam Kemker | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                                                                            BRUCE MARGER
                                                                                                            Trenam Kemker | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                            THOMAS D. AITKEN, J. ERIC TAYLOR

        Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, P.A. is proud to                                                 William Fletcher Belcher | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                                                                            WILLIAM FLETCHER BELCHER

     have six firm lawyers recognized as “Best Lawyers”
                                                                                                            William R. Platt | Tampa, FL
                                                                                                            WILLIAM R. PLATT

   in the 2011 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in                                            ®       Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen | Sarasota, FL
                                                                                                            JOHN BERTEAU, RIC GREGORIA

    the category of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights                                                   VENTURE CAPITAL LAW
                                                                                                            Hill Ward Henderson | Tampa, FL
  Don Stichter, Harley Riedel, Russ Blain,                 been listed for more than twenty years in this   DAvID S. FELMAN
  Richard Prosser, Charles Postler, and Scott              category and Richard Prosser and Russ Blain      813.221.3900 | Page 3
  Stichter are listed in the “Bankruptcy                   have been listed for over ten years.
  Lawyers” section of Best Lawyers in
                                                                     Harley Riedel was also named the       WATER LAW
  America® for 2011.
                                                                     Best Lawyers® 2010 Tampa Bankruptcy    Carlton Fields | Tampa, FL
                                                                     and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of   ROGER D. SCHWENKE
  Since 2001, the firm has had at                                                                           de la Parte & Gilbert | Tampa, FL
  least four attorneys continuously                                  the Year.                              EDWARD P. DE LA PARTE, JR.
                                                                                                            Manson Law Group | Tampa, FL
  listed in the “Bankruptcy Lawyers”                    Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, P.A.,            DOUGLAS P. MANSON
  section of Best Lawyers in America®.                  is a 16-lawyer firm specializing in the
  It is the only firm in Florida,                representation of parties in bankruptcy cases,
                                                                                                            WORkERS’ COMPENSATION LAW
  Georgia and Alabama (the three states within insolvency matters, out-of-court workout                     Banker Lopez Gassler | St. Petersburg, FL
                                                                                                            GREGORY A. BROOKS
  the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal) to be so arrangements, and related civil litigation.                Banker Lopez Gassler | Tampa, FL
  honored. Don Stichter and Harley Riedel have                                                              DONALD S. BENNETT, DAVID C. LOCKWOOD,
                                                                                                            TIMOTHY D. WOLF
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                                                                                                            JAMES H. SMITH
  110 E. Madison St., Suite 200                                                                             Stiles, Taylor & Grace | Tampa, FL
  Tampa, Florida 33602-4700                                                      www.srbp.com               MARY ANN STILES

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                                                                        Caroline Kapusta blaCK                                                   alexanDer Caballero
                                                                                         FamILy Law                                                               FamILy Law
                        Land Use and Zoning                                            Caroline has held numerous                                          Alex is board certified in Marital and
                        Eminent Domain                                                 positions related to her practice                                   Family Law and exclusively practices
                                                                                       area, including Fellow in the                                       family law. He is a partner at Mason
                        Governmental Law                                               American Academy of Matrimonial                                     Black & Caballero, PA. He is a former
                                                                                       Lawyers, President of the                                           prosecutor with the Hillsborough
                        Mark Bentley, Esq., AICP                                       Hillsborough County Bar Association,                                County State Attorney’s Office.
                                                                                       Chair of the Florida Bar Family Law                                 He is a former Executive Council
     Mark has been selected as a Florida Super                      Section and past-Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar               member of The Florida Bar and current Executive
      Lawyer, a Florida Legal Elite, one of the                     Association Family Law Section. She is AV-rated by                  Council member and Secretary/Treasurer of the
    “Best Lawyers of Tampa Bay” by Tampa Bay                        Martindale Hubbell and mentioned in The Best Lawyers                Hillsborough County Family Law Section. Alex was
                                                                    in America®. She has been published in The Florida Bar              appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to The Florida
     Magazine, and “Planner of the Year” by the
                                                                    Continuing Legal Education Publications on Family                   Board of Bar Examiners and is currently an Emeritus
    Sun Coast Section of the American Planning                      Law. She is a Board Certified marital and family lawyer             Member of the Board of Bar Examiners. He is past
    Association. Mark also serves as an adjunct                     by The Florida Bar’s Board of Certification.                        chair of two separate Bar Grievance Committees.
   professor for the University of South Florida’s                                                                                      Alex received his Juris Doctorate with high honors
     Masters of Urban and Regional Planning                                                                                             from Florida State University College of Law in 1993.
     Program, where he teaches land use law.                                                                                            He graduated cum laude from the University of
                                                                                                                                        South Florida.
        Board Certified by The Florida Bar
        as an Expert in City, County and                            mason Black & caBallero pa                                          mason Black & caBallero pa
             Local Government Law                                   307 S. Magnolia Avenue                                              307 S. Magnolia Avenue
                                                                    Tampa, FL 33606                                                     Tampa, FL 33618
               www.bentleylawfirm.net                               ph: 813.251.9200 fax: 813.254.6841                                  ph: 813.251.9200 fax: 813.254.5841
          P: (813) 223-5050 F: (813) 223-3555                       www.mbc-lawoffice.com                                               www.mbc-lawoffice.com
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            merrItt a. gardner                                                  MiriaM e. Mason                                            WilliaM F. “Chip” Merlin, Jr.
                                                                                         FamILy Law                                                               Insurance Law
                            Gardner Law Firm
                            Watermark 5, Suite 200                                     Miriam has held numerous positions                                  William F. “Chip” Merlin, Jr. is
                                                                                       related to her practice area, includ-                               founder and president of Merlin Law
                            5415 Mariner Street                                        ing President of the American                                       Group, P. A. A graduate of the
                            Tampa, Florida 33609                                       Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers,                                     University of Florida School of Law,
                                                                                       President of the Florida Chapter of                                 Mr. Merlin was admitted to the
                            Tel: 813.288.9600                                          the American Academy of                                             Florida Bar in 1983. He has dedicat-
                                                                                       Matrimonial Lawyers, Chair of the                                   ed his career to seeking justice for
                                                                    Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Chair of The                 insurance policyholders. Mr. Merlin’s practice focuses
                                                                    Florida Bar’s Family Law Rules Committee, and Editor                on insurance disputes and insurance bad faith claims.
     • Business, estate                                             of the Family Law Commentator Miriam is a past-Presi-               He is routinely asked to speak at some of the nation’s
       and tax PLanning                                             dent of The Athena Society, Inc. and past-President of              most prestigious conferences and seminars on
                                                                    the J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court. She is             insurance issues and insurance bad faith. Mr. Merlin
     • estate and                                                   also a Diplomat of the American College of Family Trial             is widely regarded as one of the foremost practitioners
       trust administration                                         Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Academy of
                                                                    Matrimonial Lawyers and is AV-rated by Martindale-
                                                                                                                                        of insurance claim litigation in the country and
                                                                                                                                        actively promotes consumer protection legislation
     • tax and ProBate                                              Hubbell, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in                 for policyholders.
                                                                    America®. She is a board-certified marital and family
       Litigation                                                   lawyer by The Florida Bar’s Board of Certification.
              Selected For Inclusion in                                                                                                 merlin law Group, pa
            Tampa’s Best Lawyers®                                   mason Black & caBallero pa                                          777 S. Harbour Island Blvd. Suite 950
                                                                    307 South Magnolia Avenue                                           Tampa, FL 33602
                  Certified Tax Lawyer                              Tampa, FL 33606                                                     ph: 813.229.1000 fax: 813.229.3692
                                                                    ph: 813.251.9200 fax: 813.254.6841                                  www.merlinlawgroup.com
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