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Carlton Fields Ranks Among Best in 2018 Chambers USA Guide

Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that 11 of the firm’s practices and 31 attorneys earned top rankings nationally, and in Connecticut and Florida in the 2018 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers.

The Chambers USA Guide ranks law firm practices and attorneys based on merit only. Chambers researchers spend a year conducting in-depth interviews with key in-house counsel, firm clients, and leading private practice attorneys in each U.S. state. The directory also contains editorials of each ranked practice area and attorneys, quotes from clients and peers, and current clients.

The following Carlton Fields practice groups ranked No. 1:

  • Construction –16th consecutive year
  • Insurance– 14th consecutive year

The following firm practice groups ranked in top bands in the state of Connecticut:

  • Real Estate 

The following firm practice groups ranked in top bands in the state of Florida:

  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
  • Environment
  • Health Care
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

In addition, the following 31 attorneys ranked as leading lawyers in the Guide:


  • Frank A. Appicelli – Real Estate
  • Jeffrey Smith – Real Estate

Los Angeles

  • Barry Leigh Weissman – Insurance: Reinsurance


  • Bruce J. Berman – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Bruce Charles King – Construction
  • Neal McAliley – Environment
  • Thomas J. Meeks – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Michael S. Pasano – Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Benjamine Reid – Litigation: General Commercial


  • Charles J. Cacciabeve – Construction


  • Nancy G. Linnan – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


  • Matthew Allen – Antitrust
  • David P. Burke – Tax, Tax: State & Local
  • Matthew J. Conigliaro – Litigation: Appellate
  • Cristin Conley Keane – Tax
  • Chris S. Coutroulis – Antitrust
  • Nathaniel L. Doliner - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Robert S. Freeman – Real Estate
  • James J. Kennedy, III – Healthcare
  • Donald R. Kirk – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Edgel C. Lester, Jr. – Real Estate
  • Laurel E. Lockett – Environment
  • George J. Meyer – Construction
  • Luis Prats – Construction
  • Gary L. Sasso (President and CEO) – Litigation: Appellate
  • Adam P. Schwartz – Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Roger Schwenke - Environment
  • Sylvia Walbolt – Litigation: Appellate
  • Wm. Cary Wright - Construction

West Palm Beach

  • Robert N. Gilbert – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Joseph Ianno, Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial


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