Adams and Reese had 13 attorneys from its Jacksonville, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa offices named Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2014, included in the Florida Super Lawyers magazine, published in June.
Tampa Partner Lynn Sherman was also named among the "Top 50: 2014 Women Florida Super Lawyers" and "Top 50: 2014 Tampa Bay Super Lawyers" in this year's rankings.
Only five percent of attorneys in Florida receive the honor of Super Lawyer. The selection process includes peer nominations, review by a blue-ribbon panel and independent research. Rising Stars are lawyers who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
The Adams and Reese Florida Super Lawyers include: David Bernstein (Real Estate), David Boyette (Business Litigation), Jim Dickson (Construction/Surety, Construction Litigation, Environmental), Bob Gill (Eminent Domain, Business Litigation), Eric Partlow (Business Litigation), John Rogerson (Business Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Insurance Coverage), Lynn Welter Sherman (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights), Tim Volpe (Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage), Alan Wachs (Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation) and Laura Whitmore (Insurance Coverage, Appellate, Civil Litigation).
The Adams and Reese Florida Rising Stars include: Tiffany DiIorio (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation), Ryan Owen (General Litigation, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation) and Caroline Prieto (Business Litigation).
Candidates for selection are evaluated based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts, settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within law firm, bar and/or other professional activity, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writings, education and employment background and other outstanding achievements.