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Florida Super Lawyers Names Nine RumbergerKirk Attorneys to 2015 List

Florida Super Lawyers Names Nine RumbergerKirk Attorneys to 2015 List

Orlando, FLA– June 11, 2015 – RumbergerKirk is pleased to announce that 18 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Three of these attorneys celebrate their 10th 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 RumbergerKirk attorneys have been named to Florida Super Lawyers:


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


Lori J. Caldwell – Civil Litigation Defense

Daniel J. Gerber – Business Litigation

William “Bud” Kirk – Business Litigation * 10th Year

J. Scott Kirk – Personal Injury Defense: General


Leonard Dietzen – Employment & Labor


Robert L. Blank – Personal Injury Defense: General

J. Richard Caldwell, Jr. – Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability *10th Year

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:


Marty Fulgueira Elfenbein – Civil Litigation Defense

Monica C. Segura – Construction Litigation

Nicole Sieb Smith – Business Litigation

Caitlin Trowbridge – Civil Litigation Defense


LaShawnda K. Jackson – Personal Injury Defense: General

Mary Alice Nardella – Civil Litigation Defense


Michael Forte – Personal Injury Defense-General

Hugh Higgins – Construction Litigation


RumbergerKirk provides litigation and counseling services in a wide range of civil practice areas including product liability, securities, banking and financial services litigation, commercial litigation, real estate and construction litigation, intellectual property litigation, environmental, labor and employment law, insurance coverage, professional liability, bankruptcy, and administrative law. Offices are located in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Tallahassee, Fla. and Birmingham, Ala.