March 29, 2023
Florida Legal Elite 2022
Celebrating 20 Years
Legal Elite Hall of Fame
Florida's Legal Elite

Focus for 2023:
Increasing Public Access to Legal Services

Statistically speaking, for Florida’s legal profession, there was much to be pleased about in 2022. According to published data, Florida law firms outpaced firms nationwide in revenue, income, profit, and demand.

Yet, as the new year began, Gary S. Lesser, president of The Florida Bar and managing partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith in Stuart — a member of the Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame — was focused on an entirely different issue: increasing public access to legal services. Read More»

Focus for 2023

For 20 years, Florida Trend has shined the spotlight on the best of the best within the state’s legal profession. During that time, being selected as a Legal Elite was an honor. Further, to be chosen for the Hall of Fame, well, that title just about says it all

for an industry that is historically powerful — and only growing stronger. This year, we salute the Hall of Fame through the years including the new 2023 inductees. See the full list »

Hall of Fame Inductees

John A. Anthony

Paul D. Bain

Jeffrey P. Bast

Kendall B. Coffey

Jack Gordon

Bryan S. Gowdy

Heidi W. Isenhart

Daniel Jacobson

Michael I. Kean

Douglas L. Kilby

Todd A. Levine

John D. Mullen

Edward O. Savitz

Robert J. Sniffen

Michael Spellman

2023 Inductees Leon N. Patricios, Adam T. Rabin and Scott A. Srebnick, not pictured

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29 electric scooters removed from Hillsborough River
29 electric scooters removed from Hillsborough River

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful organized its second annual river clean-up, and the Florida Wildlife Commission and Tampa Police Department sent divers out to help above and below the water's surface. In total, 40 traffic cones, 29 electric scooters and five bikes were fished out of the river.

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