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Nineteen RK Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2017

Nineteen RK Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2017

ORLANDO – August 15, 2016 – RumbergerKirk is pleased to announce that nineteen of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. The attorneys selected highlight the firm’s renowned civil litigation and criminal defense practices.

For the 2017 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 Rumberger attorneys selected are (with specialty):


  • Lori J. Caldwell: Insurance Law
  • Ernest H. Eubanks: Personal Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Darryl L. Gavin: Insurance Law
  • Daniel J. Gerber: Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Suzanne Barto Hill: Commercial Litigation
  • Leon H. Handley: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • J. Scott Kirk: Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • W.L. Kirk: Personal Injury Litigation –Defendants
  • Larry M. Roth: Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Francis H. Sheppard: Professional Malpractice Law- Defendants
  • David B. Shelton: Insurance Law


  • Robert H. Adams: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Michael B. Odom: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation-Real Estate
  • J. Michael Rediker: Commercial Litigation; Litigation -Securities
  • E. Berton Spence: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
  • John B. Tally: Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Banking & Finance; and Litigation – Labor & Employment


  • Richard A. Greenberg: Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar


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