WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 27, 2018) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that its 2018 roster of more than a dozen attorneys honored in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2018 makes Gunster one of the top 5 firms with the most honorees, according to the publication. Gunster’s honorees are made up of 5 Hall of Famers, 12 Legal Elite and two Up & Comers.

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

Five of Gunster’s Legal Elite honorees continue to be recognized with 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 include:

Gunster attorney David BatesDavid G. Bates Gunster attorney John LittleJohn W. Little III
Gunster attorney Amy Brigham BoulrisAmy Brigham Boulris Gunster attorney David WellsDavid M. Wells
Gunster attorney Bruce LambBruce D. Lamb

Here are the 12 Gunster attorneys and five Hall of Famers named to Florida Trend’s 2018 Legal Elite list:

Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Environmental & Land Use
Kenneth B. Bell William E. Adams Jr. Terry P. Cole
Linda A. Conahan Brian M. Seymour
Banking & Financial Jorge D. Guttman
Gregory K. Bader Clinton R. Losego Health
David M. Wells Bruce D. Lamb
Business Law
David G. Bates Eminent Domain Wills, Trusts & Estates
Michael V. Mitrione Amy Brigham Boulris Elaine Bucher
David C. Scileppi John W. Little III Seth R. Kaplan

In addition, two Gunster attorneys were listed as 2018 Up & Comers:

To create its annual Legal Elite list, now in its 15th 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 200 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

Jenni Garrison
Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications

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