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Carlton Fields Named Top Firm and Attorneys Named Legal Leaders in Florida Trend’s 2021 “Legal Elite”

Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that Florida Trend has recognized 15 firm attorneys in its 2021 “Florida Legal Elite” list.

Carlton Fields is one of the top seven firms with the most attorneys on the list. Additionally, seven firm attorneys made the Legal Elite Hall of Fame, an accolade honoring those who consistently earn high rankings in Legal Elite surveys. Carlton Fields Shareholder Cristin C. Keane was one of nine attorneys statewide inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2021.

The Legal Elite, now in its 18th year, recognizes respected Florida lawyers chosen by their peers through the magazine’s statewide attorney surveys. The list of 1,263 honorees represents less than 1.3% of active members of The Florida Bar and includes lawyers practicing at 716 firms.

The following Carlton Fields attorneys are listed as 2021 “Florida Legal Elite” honorees and Hall of Fame inductees:


Lee Stapleton


Johanna W. Clark


Christine R. Davis

Nancy G. Linnan - Hall of Fame

William P. Sklar


Erin E. Banks

David P. Burke - Hall of Fame

Robert S. Freedman - Hall of Fame

Cristin C. Keane - Hall of Fame

Donald R. Kirk

President and CEO Gary L. Sasso - Hall of Fame

Paul J. Ullom

Sylvia H. Walbolt - Hall of Fame

Gwynne A. Young - Hall of Fame

West Palm Beach

Allison O. Kahn

The full list of honorees is available at


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