23 Gunster Attorneys Make ‘Legal Elite 2017’ List


Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that its 2017 roster of 23 attorneys honored in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2017 makes Gunster one of the top 5 firms with the most honorees, according to the publication. Gunster’s 23 honorees are made up of 19 Legal Elite + 4 Up & Comers.

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite listing is an exclusive annual honor that represents fewer than 2 percent of active Florida Bar members.

Five of Gunster’s Legal Elite honorees have achieved an even greater distinction: inclusion in the publication’s Hall of Fame, having consistently earned high rankings from their peers.

Gunster attorneys in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame

David Bates

Amy Brigham Boulris

Bruce D. Lamb

John W. Little III

David M. Wells

Here are the 19 Gunster attorneys named to Florida Trend’s 2017 Legal Elite list:

AppellateKenneth B. Bell

Banking & Financial

Gregory K. Bader

Business Law

David G. Bates

David C. Scileppi

Robert C. White Jr.

Commercial LitigationLinda A. ConahanMichael Freed

Jorge D. Guttman

William K. Hill

Thomas Julin

Clinton R. Losego

David M. Wells

Eminent Domain

Amy Brigham Boulris

John W. Little III

Environmental & Land UseTerry P. Cole

Government & Administrative

Lila A. Jaber


Bruce D. Lamb

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Elaine Bucher

In addition, four Gunster attorneys were listed as 2017 Up & Comers:

Joseph P. Chase

Alyse Reiser Comiter

Aaron J. Horowitz

Lauren Vickroy Purdy

To create its annual Legal Elite list, now in its 14th year, Florida Trend asks lawyers to name attorneys they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Voters are also asked to name three up-and-coming attorneys. Only lawyers licensed and practicing in Florida are eligible for selection.

About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 13 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 180 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.

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