WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2009) – David M. Wells, shareholder of the Jacksonville office of Gunster, Attorneys at Law, has been named by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top 100 attorneys in Florida for 2009.

Wells, a member of Gunster’s Business Litigation practice, concentrates his practice on business litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has been selected by Best Lawyers in America for “Bet-the-Company” Litigation from 1996-2009 and ranked in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers from 2007-2009.

Selection for the Top 100 Lawyers utilizes a rigorous, multi-phase process in which peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research to establish a candidate pool. Once a year, lawyers in each state are invited to nominate the top attorneys they have personally observed in action. Each nomination carries a point value. The nomination puts lawyers on the radar for further research and evaluation, and awards points in the system. The research department then evaluates each candidate based on the following 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement: verdicts and settlements; transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; bar and or other professional activity; pro bono and community service as a lawyer; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements. Candidates are then grouped according to their primary areas of practice. The candidates in each practice area with the highest point totals thus far are asked to serve on a blue ribbon panel. The panelists are then provided a list of candidates from their practice areas to review and rate on a scale of one to ten. For final selection, candidates are grouped into four firm-size categories. Those with the highest point totals from each category are selected. The intention is to establish a credible, comprehensive listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.

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Established in 1925, Gunster is a full-service Florida law firm with eight offices around the state, providing counsel to leading businesses and individuals. Our statewide presence and culture reflect the firm’s status as Florida’s lawyers for business. Gunster services clients from its offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach, with 140 attorneys and 200 committed support staff.


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