WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, is pleased to announce that 37 of its attorneys have been included on the 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list. Additionally, 16 attorneys were named ‘Rising Stars’ for 2012.

In addition, David G. Bates and David M. Wells were listed in the Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers for 2012, and William K. Hill was listed in the Top 100 Miami Florida Super Lawyers for 2012.

Below are the 37 Gunster attorneys included in the 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list, by Super Lawyers practice area:


Clemente L. Vazquez-Bello – Miami

Business Litigation

William E. Adams – Jacksonville

Linda A. Conahan – Fort Lauderdale

G. Joseph Curley, Jr. – West Palm Beach

Robert S. Hackleman – Fort Lauderdale

William K. Hill – Miami

Clinton R. Losego – Miami

Edward A. Marod – West Palm Beach

Gregor J. Schwinghammer, Jr. – West Palm Beach

David M. Wells – Jacksonville


Edward M. Whelan – Jacksonville

Eminent Domain

Amy Brigham Boulris – Miami

John W. Little, III – West Palm Beach

Juan Muñiz – Miami

Employee Benefits/ERISA

James B. Davis – Fort Lauderdale


Terry Cole – Tallahassee

Estate & Trust Litigation

William T. Hennessey, III – West Palm Beach

Robert B. Judd – Fort Lauderdale

Thomas M. Karr – Miami

Michael D. Simon – West Palm Beach

Estate Planning & Probate

Debra L. Boje – Tampa

Elaine M. Bucher  – West Palm Beach

Daniel A. Hanley – Palm Beach

Lisa A. Schneider – Stuart/West Palm Beach

Stephen G. Vogelsang – West Palm Beach

Health Care

Bruce D. Lamb – Tampa


Sarah Lea Tobocman – Miami

Information Technology/Outsourcing

Kevin Levy – Miami

Land Use/Zoning

James R. Brindell – West Palm Beach

Donald R. Hall – Fort Lauderdale

Brian M. Seymour – West Palm Beach

Mergers & Acquisitions

David G. Bates – West Palm Beach

Michael V. Mitrione – West Palm Beach

Real Estate

John G. Metcalf – Jacksonville

M. Lynn Pappas – Jacksonville


Alan S. Lederman – Fort Lauderdale

Martin R. Press – Fort Lauderdale

The 16 Gunster attorneys named as 2012 ‘Rising Stars’ by Florida Super Lawyers are listed below:


Gabriel Caballero – Miami

Andres A. Fernandez – Miami

Business Litigation

Nicole A. Atkinson – West Palm Beach

Christopher P. Benvenuto – West Palm Beach

Allison J. Cammack – Miami

Jorge D. Guttman – Miami


James O. Birr, III – Jacksonville

Eminent Domain

Annette Lopez – Miami

Estate & Trust Litigation

John C. Moran – West Palm Beach

Cristina Papanikos – West Palm Beach


Mariana R. Ribeiro – Miami

Information Technology/Outsourcing

Gaida Zirkelbach – West Palm Beach

Mergers & Acquisitions

Marc D. Brody – West Palm Beach

Joseph P. Chase – West Palm Beach

Securities & Corporate Finance

David C. Scileppi – Fort Lauderdale

Employment & Labor

Keith E. Sonderling – West Palm Beach

Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. To be eligible for ‘Rising Stars,’ a lawyer must be nominated by another attorney and be under 40 years of age or practicing for less than 10 years.

About Gunster

Established in 1925, Gunster is a full-service Florida law firm with nine offices around the state providing counsel to leading businesses and individuals. Our statewide presence and culture reflect the firm’s status as Florida’s law firm for business. Gunster serves clients from its offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach, with more than 165 attorneys and 200 committed support staff. Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 250 largest law firms.


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