WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 17, 2019) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that its 2019 roster of two dozen attorneys honored in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2019 makes Gunster one of the top five firms with the most honorees, according to the publication. Gunster’s honorees are made up of 20 Legal Elite and four Up & Comers.

Gunster attorneys listed as 2019 Up & Comers include:

Gunster attorney Michael GreenGunster attorney Megan Moon
Michael B. GreenMegan K. Moon
Gunster attorney Debbie MaddenGunster attorney Lauren Purdy
Deborah K. MaddenLauren V. Purdy

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite listing is an exclusive annual honor that represents fewer than two percent of practicing Florida attorneys, making it one of the most exclusive of peer review awards in the legal industry.

Six 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 since 2009.

Gunster attorneys in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame include:

Gunster attorney David BatesGunster attorney Amy Brigham BoulrisGunster attorney Bruce Lamb
David G. BatesAmy Brigham BoulrisBruce D. Lamb
Gunster attorney John LittleGunster attorney Mike TannerGunster attorney David Wells
John W. Little IIIMichael G. TannerDavid M. Wells

Here are the 14 Gunster attorneys and six Hall of Famers named to Florida Trend’s 2019 Legal Elite list:

Appellate PracticeCommercial LitigationHealth
Kenneth B. BellJohn A. SchifinoBruce D. Lamb
William J. Schifino Jr.William P. Dillon
Business LawMichael G. Tanner
David G. BatesDavid M. WellsImmigration & Nationality
William HillMariana R. Ribeiro
Eminent Domain
Commercial LitigationAmy Brigham BoulrisWills, Trusts & Estates
William E. Adams Jr.John W. Little IIIElaine Bucher
Linda A. ConahanJohn P. Cole
Timothy S. DanningerEnvironmental & Land Use
Michael R. FreedLuna E. Phillips
Clinton R. Losego

To create its annual Legal Elite list, now in its 16th 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, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With nearly 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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