Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, is pleased to announce that 34 shareholders have been named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.  Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The amount of attorney at the firm who have been named as Best Lawyers has increased by more than six percent in the last year.

 This year, Gunster also has four attorneys who were recognized as Best Lawyers 2012 Lawyers of the Year for: M. Lynn Pappas, Jacksonville Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year; David M. Wells, Jacksonville Litigation – Real Estate Lawyer of the Year; Charles A. Guyton, Tallahassee Energy Lawyer of the Year and James R. Brindell, West Palm Beach Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year.

 The following attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America® 2012:

 Fort Lauderdale

Rick J. Burgess, Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental,

Linda A. Conahan, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-Real Estate

James B. Davis, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates

Robert S. Hackleman, Commercial Litigation, Litigation Intellectual Property

Donald R. Hall, Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation-Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

Robert B. Judd, Litigation-Trusts & Estates, Trusts & Estates

Alan S. Lederman, Litigation & Controversy-Tax, Tax Law

Daniel M. Mackler, Real Estate Law

Martin R. Press, Tax Law

Robert C. White, Jr., Technology Law


Michael Cavendish, Litigation-Banking & Finance

M. Lynn Pappas, Environmental Law

Edward M. Whelan, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction

David M. Wells, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-Securities


Sarah Lea Tobocman, Immigration Law

Kevin M. Levy, Technology Law

Clemente L. Vazquez-Bello, Banking and Finance Law, Litigation-Banking & Finance


Charles A. Guyton, Energy Law

Beth Keating, Energy Law

J. Larry Williams, Government Relations Practice

 West Palm Beach

David R. Atkinson, Jr., Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Patent, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Real Estate

Nicole Atkinson, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-Trusts& Estates

David G. Bates, Technology Law

James R. Brindell, Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation Land Use & Zoning

Lewis F. Crippen, Real Estate Law

G. Joseph Curley, Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Labor & Employment Law

Daniel A. Hanley, Trusts & Estates  

William T. Hennessey, Trusts & Estates

Michael V. Mitrione, Corporate Law

Lisa A. Schneider, Trusts & Estates, Litigation-Trusts & Estates

Robert T. Scott, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Real Estate

Michael D. Simon, Litigation-Trusts & Estates

Cynthia C. Spall, Real Estate Law

Stephen G. Vogelsang, Tax Law



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