Florida Legal Elite 2020

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Florida's Legal Elite

Top 1.4% of Florida lawyers selected
Less than 2% of active Florida Bar members practicing in Florida appear among the exclusive Florida Legal Elite. Now in its 17th year, Florida Legal Elite presents the state’s top licensed and practicing attorneys selected by their peers.

Florida Trend invited all in-state members of the Florida Bar to name attorneys whom they highly regard or would recommend to others. Voters were also asked to name three “up and coming” attorneys, and outstanding attorneys working in the government and non-profit sectors. Read More»

Selection Process

The Legal Elite Hall of Fame comprises a distinguished group of attorneys who have consistently earned high rankings from their peers in the annual Legal Elite voting. This year nine new members join the Hall of Fame:

Gregory William Coleman, Robert Scott Freedman, Mark Frederick Grant, Elizabeth Ann Green, Hal Halperin Kantor, Kelly Ann O’Keefe, Hala A. Sandridge, William J. Schifino, Jr. and Nicholas A. Shannin.

Hall of Fame Inductees

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Featured Honorees


Chip Bachara

Alexander Esteban

Zachary Foster

Jack Gordon

Peter Gladstone

Caryn Green

Lee Greene

Bruce Harris

Laird Lile

Edgar Lopez

Jordan Maglich

Betsy Pennewill

Raymond Rafool II

Javier Reyes

Anthony Rickman

Armondo Rosquete

Crystal Spencer

Joseph Zarzaur Jr.

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