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Searcy Denney Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2014

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Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, was recently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 for its success in representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice, professional malpractice, and personal injury litigation. SDSBS attorney Jack Scarola was selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in mass tort litigation/class actions. Only a single lawyer in each practice and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. They are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review and assessments conducted by Best Lawyers.

Also selected by their peers for inclusion in the same edition of Best Lawyers were SDSBS attorneys Chris Searcy (areas of practice are medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability); Jack Scarola(“Bet-the-Company;” commercial, mass tort /class actions, medical malpractice, and personal injury); Greg Barnhart (medical malpractice and personal injury); John Shipley (medical malpractice); Sia Baker-Barnes (personal injury); Brenda Fulmer (mass tort/class actions); Jim Gustafson (medical malpractice and personal injury); Jack Hill (personal injury); Darryl Lewis (product liability); Chris Speed (personal injury); Bill Norton (medical malpractice and personal injury); Karen Terry (mass tort/class actions); Cal Warriner (mass tort /class actions, personal injury, and product liability); and Ed Ricci (product liability).

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers ( has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers selection process is based upon an exhaustive peer-review survey. The survey process is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a unique honor.

Searcy Denney ( is a nationally recognized trial law firm committed to protecting and defending the rights of people injured through negligence, improper conduct, deceit, or abuse of power. The firm has represented clients for over 45 years in courtrooms throughout Florida and across the nation.

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