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Eight Carlton Fields Attorneys Named 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America

Tampa, Fla. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that eight firm attorneys were named to the 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America® 2018.

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 in each community is honored as the “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 Carlton Fields lawyers were named in their respective practice areas and communities:

  • Frank A. Appicelli – 2018 Hartford Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • William G. Giltinan – 2018 Tampa Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Cristin Conley Keane – 2018 Tampa Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Nancy G. Linnan – 2018 Tallahassee Government Relations Practice “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Laurel E. Lockett – 2018 Tampa Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Gary L. Sasso – 2018 Tampa Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Action – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
  • R. Jeffrey Smith – 2018 Hartford Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Gwynne A. Young – 2018 Tampa Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”

Additionally, Best Lawyers named 78 Carlton Fields attorneys The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. The firm also received national first-tier rankings in Appellate Practice, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Real Estate and Real Estate Law in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” guide


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