David M. Wells was named Jacksonville Banking & Finance Litigation Lawyer of the Year for 2013 by The Best Lawyers in America®. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as Lawyer of the Year.

Every year since 1995, Mr. Wells has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers. Practice areas he is recognized for are: banking & finance litigation, bet-the-company litigation as well as commercial, construction, real estate and securities litigation.

Mr. Wells is a Gunster shareholder and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. He joined the firm in 2008.

Earlier this year, Mr. Wells was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America.


Additional Gunster attorneys honored with the 2013 Lawyer of the Year award by Best Lawyers are:

David G. Bates Corporate Law (West Palm Beach)
James R. Brindell Land Use & Zoning Law (West Palm Beach)
William T. Hennessey Trusts & Estates Litigation (West Palm Beach)
John G. Metcalf Environmental Law (Jacksonville)
Robert T. Scott Real Estate Litigation (West Palm Beach)

View all Gunster attorneys selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers’ lists

About The Best Lawyers in America

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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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