WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2019) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, today announced that shareholder Mike Freed has been selected to chair The Florida Bar Business Litigation Certification Committee.

Freed was appointed by the newly-elected Florida Bar president, John M. Stewart, and will lead the committee through June 30, 2020.

“It’s an honor to be designated to lead this committee that ensures the competence and professionalism that distinguishes a ‘Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer,’” said Freed.

Gunster attorney Mike FreedFreed is a trial lawyer with a wealth of experience in the courtroom and arbitrations, administrative proceedings and other forms of dispute resolution. Board certified in business litigation, his practice spans a wide range of substantive legal disciplines and specialized industries.

Freed is a former president for the Jacksonville Bar Association, a former president of the Federal Bar Association’s Jacksonville Chapter, and on the executive council for the National Conference of Bar Presidents. He was also appointed by Governor Scott to the Judicial Nominating Commission and served the American Bar Association on the ABA Day planning committee. Freed is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education presentations on various substantive legal topics and professional ethics. He has been published both inside and outside of the legal community on a variety of subjects, and has appeared on The Today Show, 20/20, Good Morning America and National Public Radio.


About Gunster

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

Jenni Garrison
Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications


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