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86 Carlton Fields Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in America”

08.15.2016

Tampa, Fla. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that 86 of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®  2017. Additionally, 12 of the attorneys were named to the 2017 “Lawyers of the Year.”

Each year, Best Lawyers designates “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.” Lawyers receiving this accolade have some of the highest ratings in the Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

The following attorneys were named in their respective practice areas. The notations of (5), (10), (20), (25) and (30) indicate that individual has been included on the list for at least that many years and the (year) indicates the first year the attorney was listed on The Best Lawyers lists.
An (*) indicates attorneys who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.

Atlanta
Walter H. Bush  – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2016)
David M. Leonard – Litigation – Insurance (*)
Lawrence M. Gold – Corporate Law (2009) (5)
Daniel R. Weede – Real Estate Law (2013) (5)

Hartford
Frank A. Appicelli – Real Estate Law (2006) (10)
R. Jeffrey Smith – Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law (2008) (10)

Los Angeles
Mark A. Neubauer – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation -Intellectual Property, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2006) (10)

Miami
Enrique D. Arana – Commercial Litigation (2015)
Bruce J. Berman – Commercial Litigation (2013) (5)
Steven J. Brodie – Insurance Law (2007) (10)
Stephen J. Bronis – Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Health Care Law (1995) (20)
Gregory M. Cesarano – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2011) (5)
Jeffrey Michael Cohen – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law (2005) (10)
Merrick L. Gross – Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate (2010) (5)
Bruce Charles King – Litigation - Construction (2005) (10)
Andrew J. Markus – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2016)
Thomas J. Meeks – Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Securities/Capital Markets Law (2003) (15) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Securities/Capital Markets Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami 
Paul L. Nettleton – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental (2005) (10)
Dennis J. Olle – Commercial Litigation (2008) (10)
Edith G. Osman – Family Law (2012) (5)
Richard J. Ovelmen – Litigation - First Amendment, Media Law (1991) (25)
Michael S. Pasano – Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2003) (15)
Benjamine Reid – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation  - Defendants (2005) (10) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami 
Jay A. Steinman – Real Estate Law (2013) (5)
Patricia H. Thompson – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management (2006) (10)

New York
Ethan Horwitz – Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Trademark Law (2005) (10)

Orlando
Charles J. Cacciabeve – Construction Law, Litigation - Construction (2006) (10)
David E. Cannella – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2010) (5)
Daniel C. Johnson – Commercial Litigation (2008) (10)
Charlotte L. Warren – Construction Law (*)
Robert L. Young – Litigation - Bankruptcy (2007) (10)

Tallahassee 
Daniel C. Brown – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law (2006) (10)
Martha H. Chumbler – Government Relations Practice, Litigation - Environmental, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning (2006) (10)
W. Douglas Hall – Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Litigation (2006) (10) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Litigation – Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year” in Tallahassee
Nancy G. Linnan – Environmental Law, Government Relations Practice, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law (2005) (10) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Tallahassee 
Robert W. Pass – Commercial Litigation, Energy Law (2005) (10)

Tampa
H. Ray Allen – Land Use and Zoning Law (2016)
Cathleen Bell Bremmer – Employment Law – Management (2016)
David P. Burke – Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law (2005) (10)
Matthew J. Conigliaro – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation (2012) (5)
Chris S. Coutroulis – Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation (2005) (10)
Richard A. Denmon – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation (2010) (5)
Nathaniel L. Doliner – Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law (2005) (10) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Tampa 
Steven C. Dupré – Commercial Litigation (2005) (10)
Linda L. Fleming – Health Care Law (2013) (5)
Robert S. Freedman – Real Estate Law (2008) (10)
Edward W. Gerecke – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2005) (10) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Product Liability Litigation - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Tampa
Joel B. Giles – Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law (2008) (10)
William “Ty” Giltinan – Patent Law (2013) (5)
Shannon B. Gray – Real Estate Law (2013) (5)
Cristin Conley Keane – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law (2015) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Non-Profit/Charities Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Tampa
James J. Kennedy III – Health Care Law (2003) (15)
Donald R. Kirk – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation (2010) (5)
John J. Lamoreaux – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Construction Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy (2006) (10)
Joseph H. Lang Jr. – Appellate Practice (2016)
Hywel Leonard – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy (2006) (10)
Edgel C. Lester Jr. – Real Estate Law (2005) (10)
Richard C. Linquanti – Real Estate Law (1995) (20)
Laurel E. Lockett – Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Real Estate Law (2005) (10)
John P. McAdams – Employment Law – Management (2005) (10)
C. Douglas McDonald Jr. – Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law (2006) (10) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Tampa 
George J. Meyer – Construction Law (2006) (10)
Kevin J. Napper – Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Qui Tam Law (2005) (10) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Tampa 
Edward J. Page – Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Qui Tam Law (2007) (10) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Qui Tam Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Tampa 
Luis Prats – Construction Law (2006) (10)
David R. Punzak – Real Estate Law (2009) (5)
Jason J. Quintero – Construction Law (2016) 
Lee H. Rightmyer – Commercial Litigation (2009) (5)
Hardy L. Roberts III – Construction Law, Litigation - Construction (2010) (5)
R. Andrew Rock – Health Care Law (2006) (10)
Thomas J. Roehn – Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate (2007) (10)
Gary L. Sasso – Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (2005) (10) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” in Tampa 
Donald R. Schmidt – Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation (2015)
Roger D. Schwenke – Environmental Law, Real Estate Law, Water Law (1989) (25)
Michael J. Virgadamo – Real Estate Law (2008) (10)
Sylvia H. Walbolt – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)  (1987) (30)
James Michael Walls – Energy Law (2008) (10)
James R. Wiley – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management (2008) (10)
Wm. Cary Wright – Construction Law, Litigation - Construction (2008) (5)
Gwynne A. Young – Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Trusts and Estates (2009) (5) and Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Tampa 

West Palm Beach
Robert N. Gilbert – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2005) (10)
Thomas A. Hanson – Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law (2005) (10)
John R. Hart – Commercial Litigation (2016)
Joseph Ianno Jr. – Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction (2009) (5)
Stacey K. Sutton – Commercial Litigation (2013) (5)
Thomas E. Warner – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation (2007) (10)