WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 13, 2013) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that 39 of its attorneys have been included on the 2013 Florida Super Lawyers list, and an additional 16 were named ‘Rising Stars.’

In addition, four Gunster attorneys made Florida Super Lawyers “Top 100” lists:

Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers: (statewide)


Top 100 Miami Florida Super Lawyers:

David G. Bates David M. Wells William K. Hill Thomas M. Karr

David G. Bates

David M. Wells

William K. Hill

Thomas M. Karr

The 39 Gunster attorneys are listed below, according to Super Lawyers practice area:

Business / Corporate

Robert C. White Jr.

Business Litigation

William E. Adams Jr.

David R. Atkinson Jr.

Michael Cavendish

Linda A. Conahan

G. Joseph Curley Jr.

Fabienne E. Fahnestock

William K. Hill

Clinton R. Losego

Edward A. Marod

Gregor J. Schwinghammer Jr.

David M. Wells

Construction / Surety

Edward M. Whelan

Eminent Domain

Amy Brigham Boulris

John W. Little III

Juan Muñiz

Employee Benefits / ERISA

James B. Davis


Terry Cole

Estate & Trust Litigation

William T. Hennessey III

Thomas M. Karr

Michael D. Simon

Estate & Probate

Debra L. Boje

Elaine Bucher

Daniel A. Hanley

Lisa A. Schneider

Stephen G. Vogelsang

Health Care

Bruce D. Lamb


Sarah Lea Tobocman

Information Technology/Outsourcing

Kevin Levy

Land Use/Zoning

James R. Brindell

Donald R. Hall

Brian M. Seymour

Mergers & Acquisitions

Gregory K. Bader

David G. Bates

Michael V. Mitrione

Mahesh H. Nanwani

Real Estate

M. Lynn Pappas


Alan S. Lederman

Martin R. Press


The 16 Gunster attorneys named as 2013 “Rising Stars” by Florida Super Lawyers are listed below:


Gabriel Caballero

Andres A. Fernandez

Business / Corporate

Marc D. Brody

Business Litigation

Nicole A. Atkinson

Allison J. Cammack

Jorge D. Guttman

Employment & Labor

Keith E. Sonderling

Estate & Trust Litigation

John C. Moran

Cristina Papanikos


Mariana R. Ribeiro

Information Technology / Outsourcing

Jessica DeBianchi Rivera

Gaida Zirkelbach

Land Use / Zoning

James M. Crowley

Mergers & Acquisitions

Joseph P. Chase

Securities & Corporate Finance

Gustav Schmidt

David C. Scileppi

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 11 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, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 150 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 350 largest law firms. 


Jenni Garrison

Director of Corporate Communications



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