WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 1, 2018) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Gunster was again recognized nationally and locally in 2018 as among the largest and most diverse law firms by notable industry publications such as the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Law360, Florida Trend, the Daily Business Review, and regional Business Journals.
With nearly 200 attorneys, plus 200 committed support staff, located in 13 offices throughout the state of Florida, Gunster continues to rank among the top 10 largest firms in the state, and is competitive among nationally recognized large firms. Note: rankings may differ by publication, depending on a publication’s cut-off date and methodology.
Gunster’s size rankings in 2018 include:
5th-largest law firm in South Florida, according to the South Florida Business Journal’s annual ranking. This represents a move up in rank from 6th place in 2017.
9th-largest law firm in Florida, according to Florida Trend’s annual biggest law firms list. Gunster held rank at 9th place from 2017.
10th-largest law firm in Florida, according to the Daily Business Review, which bases its rankings on the average number of full-time equivalent attorneys for the previous calendar year. The Tampa Bay Business Journal ranked Gunster 23rd statewide by the number of attorneys.
213th-largest law firm in the U.S., according to the National Law Journal’s NLJ500, an annual list of the 500 largest law firms in the nation. Gunster’s 2018 rank represents a move up from 220th place in 2017.
218th-largest law firm in the U.S., according to Law360’s annual list of the biggest 400 law firms in the country. This ranking represented a move up from spot No. 227 last year.
Gunster’s diversity rankings in 2018 include:
7th-highest percentage of women attorneys in South Florida, according to the DBR’s diversity special section in 2018. Gunster has a total of 32.5 percent of women attorneys.
61st-most diverse law firm in the U.S., according to The American Lawyer’s 2017 Diversity Scorecard, with 15 percent minority attorneys.
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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 www.gunster.com.