Florida Super Lawyers Names Ten Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys to 2016 List

06.15.16

Nine Attorneys Named “Rising Stars”

FLORIDA – June 15, 2016 - Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell is pleased to announce that 19 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Florida Super Lawyers.  Three of these attorneys celebrate their 11th year of being selected as a Florida Super Lawyer. 

Super Lawyers is a comprehensive guide to the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and categorized by city and practice area.

Through peer nominations and independent research by Law & Politics magazine, attorneys are asked to nominate the best lawyers they’ve personally observed in action. Safeguards are placed to avoid ballot manipulation, such as lawyers nominating themselves or “stacking” the ballots with only colleagues from within their own firms. Further evaluation is done based on peer recognition and professional achievement. Florida Super Lawyers is based on a survey of approximately 44,000 ballots of attorneys who have been in practice for more than five years.

The following Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell attorneys have been named to Florida Super Lawyers:

Miami
Scott M. Sarason – Person Injury Defense: Products Liability.   *10th Year

Orlando
Lori J. Caldwell – Civil Litigation Defense   *10th Year
Daniel J. Gerber – Business Litigation       *10th Year
William “Bud” Kirk – Business Litigation 
J. Scott Kirk – Personal Injury Defense: General
Larry M. Roth – Person Injury Defense: Products Liability.  

Tallahassee
Leonard Dietzen – Employment & Labor
Linda Bond Edwards – Employment & Labor

Tampa
Robert L. Blank – Personal Injury Defense: General  *10th Year
J. Richard Caldwell, Jr. – Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability 

No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less, and Rising Stars candidates do not go through a peer evaluation by practice area.

The following attorneys have been named as Rising Stars:

Miami
Lauren E. DeFabio-  Transportation/Maritime
Armando Hernandez – Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability
Eric C. Morales – Construction Litigation
Monica C. Segura – Construction Litigation
Caitlin Trowbridge – Civil Litigation Defense

Orlando
LaShawnda K. Jackson – Personal Injury Defense: General
Mary Alice Nardella – Civil Litigation Defense

Tampa
Michael Forte - Personal Injury Defense-General
 
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