Chris Searcy ranked number one in “Florida Super Lawyers” 2014 for the third time
Florida Super Lawyers magazine recently announced its 2014 selection of Florida Super Lawyers. SDSBS attorney Chris Searcy was, for the third time, ranked number one in the publication’s selection of “Top 10 Florida Super Lawyers.” Included in the “Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers” were SDSBS attorneys Jack Scarola and Greg Barnhart. Selected as “Florida Super Lawyers 2014” were Earl Denney, John Shipley, Sia Baker-Barnes, Brian Denney, Brenda Fulmer, Jim Gustafson, Jack Hill, Darryl Lewis, Karen Terry, Cal Warriner, and Mariano Garcia. Hardee Bass, Cameron Kennedy, Ed Ricci, Matt Schwencke, Brian Sullivan, and D. J. Ward were selected by Super Lawyers as “2014 Florida Rising Stars.” Selection for this category requires the candidate to not only meet the Super Lawyers selection criteria, but who must be either 40 years of age or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 areas of practice who have each attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The comprehensive selection process utilized by Super Lawyers – requiring nomination, research, and peer review – was awarded a patent in 2013. It is one of few lawyer rating services to be granted this distinction. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are selected as “Super Lawyers,” and no more than two and one-half percent are selected as “Rising Stars.” The Super Lawyers’ process ensures a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys, such as these noted SDSBS attorneys.