SDSBS attorney Chris Searcy was for the third time ranked number one by the Florida Super Lawyers magazine in its 2014 selection of “Top 10 Florida Super Lawyers.” Selected as “Florida Super Lawyers 2014” were Chris Searcy, Earl Denney, Jack Scarola, Greg Barnhart, John Shipley, Sia Baker-Barnes, Brian Denney, Brenda Fulmer, Mariano Garcia, Jack Hill, Darryl Lewis, Karen Terry, and Cal Warriner in the West Palm Beach office of SDSBS, and Jim Gustafson in the Tallahassee office.
Hardee Bass, Ed Ricci, Matt Schwencke, Brian Sullivan, D. J. Ward (all in the West Palm Beach office), and Cameron Kennedy (in the Tallahassee office) were selected by Super Lawyers as “2014 Florida Rising Stars.”
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