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Carlton Fields Ranked Top Firm and Attorneys Named Legal Leaders in Florida Trend Magazine’s 2018 “Legal Elite”

Florida Trend magazine recognized 18 Carlton Fields attorneys in its 2018 “Florida Legal Elite” list, placing the firm among the top five in Florida based on the number of lawyers who earned a spot on the peer-voted list. Five Carlton Fields attorneys made the Legal Elite Hall of Fame, an accolade honoring those who consistently earn high rankings in Legal Elite surveys.

Additionally, two Carlton Fields attorneys earned the respect and votes of their peers in Florida Legal Elite’s “Up & Comers,” a section listing the top Florida attorneys under 40.

The Legal Elite, now in its 15th year, recognizes respected Florida lawyers chosen by their peers through the magazine’s statewide attorney surveys. This year’s 1,012 attorney honorees represent less than 1.2 percent of practicing attorneys in Florida. The list includes lawyers from 480 law firms practicing in 57 Florida cities.

The following Carlton Fields attorneys are listed as 2018 Florida Legal Elite honorees, Hall of Fame inductees, and Up & Comers:


Andrew J. Markus - International


Johanna Wills Clark - Insurance


Christine Davis Graves – Appellate Practice

Nancy G. Linnan – Environmental & Land Use – Hall of Fame


Lori Baggett - Construction

David P. Burke – Tax – Hall of Fame

Matthew J. Conigliaro – Appellate Practice

Scott D. Feather – Commercial Litigation – Up & Comer

Robert S. Freedman – Real Estate

Jourdan R. Haynes – Real Estate – Up & Comer

Donald R. Kirk – Bankruptcy & Workout

Ellen Koehler Lyons – Commercial Litigation

Edward J. Page – Criminal Law

Luis Prats - Construction

Gary L. Sasso – Appellate Practice – Hall of Fame

Christopher Smart – Real Estate

Sylvia H. Walbolt – Appellate Practice – Hall of Fame

Gwynne A. Young – Commercial Litigation – Hall of Fame


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