WEST PALM BEACH/TALLAHASSEE, FL – July 5, 2011 — In June 2011, Super Lawyers Magazineannounced the selection of outstanding lawyers in each state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement within their areas of practice. The 2011 Florida Super Lawyersedition included SDSBS attorneys Chris Searcy, Earl Denney, Jack Scarola, Greg Barnhart, John Shipley, Jim Gustafson (Tallahassee), Darryl Lewis, Bill Norton (Tallahassee), Chris Speed, andKaren Terry. The list is published annually and represents no more than 5% of the lawyers in a state.Chris Searcy and Jack Scarola were also selected as “2011 Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers,” an honor reserved for Florida nominees receiving the highest point totals following the Magazine’s research and blue-ribbon review.
Receiving the second highest number of points in the 2011 selection, Chris Searcy was recognized as one of the “2011 Top 10 Florida Super Lawyers.”
Florida Super Lawyers also selected the “Florida Rising Stars 2011,” including in its listing SDSBS attorneysSia Baker-Barnes and Jack Hill. “Rising Stars” are outstanding lawyers who are 40 years of age or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.