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23 RumbergerKirk Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America© 2023

23 RumbergerKirk Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America© 2023

Orlando, Fla., August 18, 2022 – RumbergerKirk is pleased to announce that twenty three of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. The attorneys selected highlight the firm’s renowned civil litigation and criminal defense practices.  Also included is Ones to Watch. These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. 

For the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. For more than 30 years, the top lawyers in the U.S. have helped make The Best Lawyers in America what The American Lawyer has called ‘the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice’ by candidly evaluating the work of other top lawyers in the same practice areas and geographic locations.

The RumbergerKirk attorneys selected are (with specialty):


  • Lori J. Caldwell: Insurance Law
  • Brett Carey: Insurance Law
  • Ernest H. Eubanks:  Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Darryl L. Gavin:  Insurance Law
  • Daniel J. Gerber:  Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Suzanne Barto Hill: Commercial Litigation
  • W.L. (Bud) Kirk: Personal Injury Litigation –Defendants
  • David B. Shelton:  Insurance Law
  • Francis H. Sheppard:  Professional Malpractice Law- Defendants
  • Larry D. Smith: Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Jennifer Smith Thomas: Commercial Litigation
  • David Willis: Commercial Litigation


  • Robert H. Adams: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Craig A. Alexander:  Litigation-Labor and Employment and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • J. Michael Rediker:  Commercial Litigation; Litigation –Securities; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • E. Berton Spence: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law


  • Leonard J. Dietzen III: Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management; Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Richard A. Greenberg: Criminal Defense: General Practice


  • H. Jacey Kaps: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Scott Sarason: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants


  • Robert L. Blank: Personal Injury Litigation –  Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Michael L. Forte: Litigation-Insurance

Ones to Watch

  • Jeff Grosholz: Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants