WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 12, 2017) – 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

 Gunster attorney David Bates  Gunster attorney Amy Boulris  Gunster attorney Bruce Lamb  Gunster attorney John Little  Gunster attorney David Wells
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:


Kenneth B. Bell


Banking & Financial

Gregory K. Bader


Bankruptcy & Workout

Kenneth G.M. Mather


Business Law

David G. Bates

David C. Scileppi

Robert C. White Jr.



Commercial Litigation

Linda A. Conahan

Michael 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 Use

Terry 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:

 Gunster attorney Joe Chase  Gunster attorney Alyse Comiter  Gunster attorney AJ Horowitz  Gunster attorney Lauren Purdy
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.

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About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 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, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 240 attorneys and consultants, and over 240 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 Business Development & Corporate Communications


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