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Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 53 Gunster attorneys were included in the 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list, including 19 attorneys who were named Rising Stars. This represents over one in five Gunster attorneys to be recognized by Super Lawyers this year.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Gunster 2022 Florida Super Lawyers:

Business Litigation
David R. Atkinson Jr. (Ranked for 10 or more years)
Justin Bennett (Rising Star)
Timothy S. Danninger
Michael R. Freed
Jorge D. Guttman
William K. Hill
Kellie M. Humphries (Rising Star)
George S. LeMieux
Joshua A. Levine (Rising Star)
Edward A. Marod
Megan K. Moon (Rising Star)
Derek Mountford (Rising Star)
Jonathan K. Osborne (Rising Star)
Lauren V. Purdy (Rising Star)
John A. Schifino (Top Super Lawyer; Ranked for 10 or more years)
William J. Schifino Jr.
Michael G. Tanner (Top Super Lawyer)
David M. Wells (Top Super Lawyer)

Michael V. Mitrione
Stephanie Quinones (Rising Star)

Construction Litigation
Aaron H. Reichelson (Rising Star)

Criminal Defense: White Collar
Latour “LT” Lafferty

Eminent Domain
John W. Little III

Employee Benefits
James B. Davis

Deborah K. Madden (Rising Star)
Gregory M. Munson

Estate & Probate
Debra Boje
Elaine M. Bucher (Top Super Lawyer)
Joshua N. Goldglantz (Rising Star)
Mary Karr (Ranked for 10 or more years)
Louis Nostro Jr.
Lisa A. Schneider
Brian C. Sparks

Estate & Trust Litigation
John P. Cole
Jamison C. Evert (Rising Star)
William T. Hennessey III
Thomas M. Karr
John C. Moran
Michael D. Simon
Elizabeth Bowers Stoops (Rising Star)

Health Care
William P. Dillon
Bruce D. Lamb
Samantha L. Prokop (Rising Star)

Peter A. Quinter

Land Use/ Zoning
Brian Seymour

Thomas R. Julin

Mergers & Acquisitions
Joseph P. Chase
Mahesh H. Nanwani

Professional Liability Defense
Stephen C. Richman (Rising Star)
Amy S.L. Terwilleger (Rising Star)

David S. Barnhill (Rising Star)
Matthew M. Comiter (Rising Star)
Matthew J. Scheer (Rising Star)

In recent years, Gunster continues to be one of the highest ranking firms within the legal industry recognition programs. Gunster is a leader in 11 practice areas in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, Florida. Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Best Lawyers in America have also consistently ranked Gunster’s attorneys as leaders across many practice areas.


About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 11 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 over 220 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 Business Development & Communications


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