WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 17, 2015) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that its roster of 19 attorneys honored by Florida Trend in 2015 makes Gunster one of the top 5 firms with the most honorees, according to the publication.

Gunster’s 19 honorees are made up of 16 Legal Elite + 3 Legal Elite Up & Comers.

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite listing is an exclusive annual honor that represents fewer than 2 percent of active Florida Bar members. Five of Gunster’s Legal Elite honorees have achieved an even greater distinction: inclusion in the publication’s Hall of Fame, having consistently earned high rankings from their peers.

Gunster attorneys in the 2015 Legal Elite Hall of Fame

David BatesAmy Brigham BoulrisBruce LambJohn Little IIIDavid M. Wells

Gunster attorneys named to Florida Trend’s 2015 Legal Elite list

AppellateCommercial LitigationEminent Domain
Kenneth B. BellWilliam E. AdamsAmy Brigham Boulris
Banking & Financial ServicesMichael CavendishJohn W. Little III
Gregory K. BaderG. Joseph CurleyEnvironment & Land Use
Business LawMichael FreedBrian M. Seymour
David G. BatesWilliam K. HillHealth
David C. ScileppiClinton R. LosegoBruce D. Lamb
David M. WellsReal Estate
M. Lynn Pappas

Gunster attorneys named to Legal Elite Up & Comers list in 2015

Jorge D. GuttmanGus SchmidtKeith Sonderling

To create its annual Legal Elite list, now in its 12th year, Florida Trend asks lawyers to name attorneys they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Voters are also asked to name three up-and-coming attorneys. Only lawyers licensed and practicing in Florida are eligible for selection.

The list of top vote-getters was further examined using membership status and histories provided by the Florida Bar. A panel of previous Legal Elite winners, representing different practice areas in cities across the state, reviewed the selection process and the list of finalists. The resulting lists represent fewer than 2 percent of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

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 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

Jenni Garrison
Director of Business Development & Corporate Communications


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