Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 69 Gunster attorneys appear on the 2023 Florida Super Lawyers list, including 24 attorneys selected as “Rising Stars.” Of note, this represents 15 additional Gunster attorneys to be ranked over the prior year and 25% of the firm’s attorneys to earn this prestigious industry recognition.

Super Lawyers is a rigorous rating service that annually identifies outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented attorney selection process is a result of independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations – and only the top 5% of attorneys are selected to the Super Lawyers list each year.

Gunster 2023 Florida Super Lawyers:

Business Litigation
David R. Atkinson Jr.
Justin Bennett (Rising Star)
Timothy S. Danninger
Michael R. Freed
Jeffrey D. Fridkin
Jorge D. Guttman
William K. Hill
Kellie M. Humphries (Rising Star)
George S. LeMieux
Joshua A. Levine (Rising Star)
Thomas G. Long
Edward A. Marod
Megan K. Moon (Rising Star)
Derek Mountford (Rising Star)
Jonathan K. Osborne (Rising Star)
Lauren V. Purdy (Rising Star)
Traci H. Rollins
John A. Schifino 
William J. Schifino Jr.
Michael G. Tanner 
Glenn J. Waldman
David M. Wells 

Alexandra D. Gabel (Rising Star)
Michael V. Mitrione
Christopher R. Seifter (Rising Star)

Construction Litigation
Aaron H. Reichelson (Rising Star)

Criminal Defense: White Collar
Latour “LT” Lafferty

Employee Benefits
James B. Davis

Estate & Probate
Debra Boje
Elaine M. Bucher
Joshua N. Goldglantz 
M. Travis Hayes
Mary Karr 
Peter T. Kirkwood
Rachel Albritton Lunsford
Alexander L. Nostro (Rising Star)
Louis Nostro Jr.
William M. Pearson
Lisa A. Schneider
Brian C. Sparks

Estate & Trust Litigation
John P. Cole
Jamison C. Evert (Rising Star)
William T. Hennessey III
Thomas M. Karr
Steven A. Lessne
John C. Moran
Michael D. Simon
Elizabeth Bowers Stoops (Rising Star)
Christine Sweet (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
David G. Bates
Joseph P. Chase
Dylan T. Coons (Rising Star)
Mahesh H. Nanwani
Stacie K. Townsend (Rising Star)

Professional Liability Defense
Stephen C. Richman (Rising Star)

Real Estate
Richard C. Grant
Charles C. Whittington (Rising Star)

Leslie J. Barnett
Matthew M. Comiter (Rising Star)
Seth J. Mersky (Rising Star)
George L. Metcalfe Jr. (Rising Star)
Matthew J. Scheer (Rising Star)
Steven D. Shapiro (Rising Star)

Gunster grew significantly over the past year, welcoming more than 60 attorneys and broadening its capabilities to 13 offices across the state. The firm continues to maintain high rankings within the most widely recognized legal industry programs. In addition to its Super Lawyers presence, Gunster is a leader in 10 practice areas in the 2023 edition of Chambers USAFlorida Trend’s Legal Elite and Best Lawyers in America also continue to feature Gunster attorneys as leaders in their field.


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, Naples, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa Bayshore, Tampa Downtown, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 260 attorneys and consultants, and over 270 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


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