Florida Legal Elite 2021

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Florida's Legal Elite

Top 1.3% 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 18th 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:

Kenneth Bell, Jacqueline Calderin, Lorie Lee Chism, Christine Lynne Derr, Kelli Ayers Edson, Cristin Conley Keane, David Pratt, David H. Simmons and Brian Tannebaum.
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Hall of Fame Inductees

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Featured Hall of Fame Honorees

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Guy S. Emerich

Stuart Grossman

David H. Simmons

Featured Honorees


Steve Barnes

Thomas Edwards

Matthew Bark

Eugene Nichols

Adam Wolfe

Heather Apicella

Chip Bachara

Dennis Campbell

J. Daniel Clark

Michele Diglio-Benkiran

Dale Dobuler

Peter Gladstone

Michael Gottlieb

Amir Ladan

Laird Lile

M. Kristina Raattana

Alexis Rosenberg

Jeffrey Weissman

Christina Anton Garcia

Kelli Edson

Charles Gallagher

Ky Koch

Leslie Loftus

Michael Lundy

James Magazine

Roger Miller

Bryant Scriven

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