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Gunster is pleased to announce that David M. Wells, a business litigation attorney in its Jacksonville office, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America.

“I am humbled to have been invited to become a Fellow,” Wells said. “It’s an honor to be among the country’s outstanding trial lawyers asked to join the American College.”

David M. Wells (right) with David Akerman (left), chair of the Florida committee for the American College of Trial Lawyers on Saturday, March 10, 2012.

The induction ceremony at which Wells became a Fellow took place before an audience of about 600 during the College’s 2012 spring meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Mr. Wells is a shareholder at Gunster and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. He focuses his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation.

He was named Jacksonville Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Litigation (2012) and Bet-the-Company Litigation (2011). He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers for the past 15+ years in a number of litigation areas: banking & finance, bet-the-company, business, commercial, construction, real estate and securities litigation.

Wells is a graduate of Florida International University and received his J.D. from the University of Miami.

About American College of Trial Lawyers

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers is a professional society of Fellows who become members only by invitation, with admission limited to experienced, outstanding trial lawyers who are unquestionably and eminently qualified as actively engaged trial lawyers.

Membership in the College is limited to no more than one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province and is by invitation only to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.

This publication is for general information only. It is not legal advice, and legal counsel should be contacted before any action is taken that might be influenced by this publication.

Established in 1925, Gunster is one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service law firms. The firm’s clients include international, national and local businesses, institutions, local governments and prominent individuals. Gunster maintains its presence in Florida with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach and West Palm Beach. Gunster is home to more than 165 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, providing counsel to clients through 18 practice groups including banking & financial services; business litigation; construction; corporate; environmental & land use; government affairs; health care; immigration; international; labor & employment; leisure & resorts; private wealth services; probate, trust & guardianship litigation; professional malpractice; real estate; securities and corporate governance; tax; and technology & entrepreneurial companies. Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 250 largest law firms.

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