Florida Super Lawyers Names 11 Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys and 10 Rising Stars

06.11.13

FLORIDA – June 13, 2013 - Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. In addition, 10 lawyers were named Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars.”

Super Lawyers is a comprehensive guide to the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and categorized by city and practice area.

Through peer nominations and independent research by Law & Politics magazine, attorneys are asked to nominate the best lawyers they’ve personally observed in action. Safeguards are placed to avoid ballot manipulation, such as lawyers nominating themselves or “stacking” the ballots with only colleagues from within their own firms. Further evaluation is done based on peer recognition and professional achievement. Florida Super Lawyers is based on a survey of approximately 44,000 ballots of attorneys who have been in practice for more than five years.

The following Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell attorneys have been named to Florida Super Lawyers:

Miami
Scott M. Sarason – Person Injury Defense: Products Liability

Orlando
Lori J. Caldwell – Civil Litigation Defense
Ernest “Skip” Eubanks – Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability
Daniel J. Gerber – Business Litigation
William “Bud” Kirk – Business Litigation
J. Scott Kirk – Personal Injury Defense: General
Larry M. Roth – Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability

Tallahassee
Leonard Dietzen – Employment & Labor
Darren Schwartz – Employment & Labor

Tampa
Robert L. Blank – Personal Injury Defense: General
J. Richard Caldwell, Jr. – Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability

No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less, and Rising Stars candidates do not go through a peer evaluation by practice area.

The following attorneys have been named as Rising Stars:

Miami
Brooke L. Ehrlich – Civil Litigation Defense
Marty Fulgueira Elfenbein – Civil Litigation Defense
Adilia C. Hedges – Personal Injury Defense: General
Monica C. Segura – Construction Litigation
Nicole Sieb Smith – Business Litigation

Orlando
Lauren Fackender Carmody – Employment Litigation: Defense
Molly Cox – Insurance Coverage
Neil DiSpirito – FDA
LaShawnda K. Jackson – Personal Injury Defense: General

Tampa
Michael Forte - Personal Injury Defense-General

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Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell provides litigation and counseling services in a wide range of civil practice areas including products liability, commercial litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, insurance, professional liability, health care and administrative law. Offices are located in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Tallahassee and Birmingham, Alabama.