As companies in general navigate ever-changing economic tides, so too must law firms large and small. Critical to charting a safe course, foreseeing change and pursuing repeated success is the experience and vision of the firm’s leadership. A key player on that team is the managing partner, whose responsibilities range from representing the firm and setting long-term growth strategies to overseeing personnel and managing operations day to day. They are leaders and they are mentors.
Florida Trend received scores of nominations for exceptional lawyers from firms across Florida — some small with one office and a dozen employees; others huge with a thousand lawyers and locations worldwide. After editorial review based on specific criteria, the following outstanding managing partners have been named to this inaugural Legal Elite NOTABLE special section. Read on to learn about each individual — their managing partner roles, their accomplishments and the firms they guide.
Methodology: The individuals did not pay to be included. Their profiles were written from the nomination materials submitted. This list is not comprehensive. It includes only individuals for whom nominations were received and accepted after a review by editors. To qualify for the list, nominees must be in good-standing with the Florida Bar; be based in Florida; serve in a managing partner or equivalent role with a professional staff size of at least 10; have practiced at least 10 years; and have made a significant impact in their field. Nominees must also mentor other attorneys, promote inclusive practices in the workplace, and show leadership in professional organizations and civic/community service initiatives.