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Legal Briefs (Tampa)

Tampa area attorneys named

to Best Lawyers in America

Numerous attorneys from the Tampa Bay area were chosen for The Best Lawyers in 2006, a peer-review survey of more than 18,000 attorneys in the United States.

• Thirty-nine attorneys at Tampa-based Carlton Fields PA were named, including George Barford, Daniel C. Brown, David P. Burke, Charles J. Cacciabeve, Martha H. Chumbler, Jeffrey M. Cohen, Chris S. Coutroulis, Nathaniel L. Doliner, Steven Dupra, Edward W. Gerecke, Robert Gilbert, Andrew C. Greenberg, W. Douglas Hall, Thomas A. Hanson, Bruce C. King, Ruth B. Kinsolving, John J. Lamoureux, Hywel Leonard, Edgel C. Lester Jr., Nancy G. Linnan, Richard C. Linquanti, Laurel E. Lockett, Wendy F. Lumish, John P. McAdams, C. Douglas McDonald, Francis M. McDonald, George J. Meyer, Kevin J. Napper, Paul L. Nettleton, Michael F. Nuechterlein, Robert W. Pass, Luis Prats, Benjamin Reid, Gary L. Sasso, Roger D. Schwenke, Thomas A. Snow, Robert A. Soriano, Patricia H. Thompson and Sylvia H. Walbolt.

• Twenty-eight lawyers at Fowler White Boggs Bank PA made the list: Robert E. Banker, Donald S. Bennett, Cathy J. Beveridge, E. Jackson Boggs, Richard K. Bowers Jr., Heather B. Brock, Amelia M. Campbell, W. Donald Cox, John D. Emmanuel, James J. Evangelista, William J. Flynn III, Frank H. Gassler, Mitchell I. Horowitz, Richard A. Jacobson, Rhea F. Law, Joseph K. Lopez, Carl R. Nelson, Thomas G. Pelham, John W. Robinson IV, Richard G. Salazar, Richard M. Sebek, Jeanne L. Seewald, Linda Loomis Shelley, Jacob D. Varn, Edward M. Waller Jr., Robert H. Waltuch, Burton M. Wiand and Kevin D. Zwetsch.

• Twenty-seven of the 172 Holland & Knight LLP that made the list practice locally, including Rod Anderson, Chester E. Bacheller, Anderson L. Baldy III, Bernard A. Barton Jr., Stacy D. Blank, William B. deMeza Jr., William Dufoe, Richard D. Eckhard, Leonard H. Gilbert, Robert J. Grammig, Richard B. Hadlow, William F. Hamilton, Richard O. Jacobs, John Arthur Jones, Edward F. Koren Jr., Bradford D. Kimbro, Jack A. Levine, Henry M. Morgan, Marni M. Morgan, Bruch H. Roberson, Frederick M. Rothenberg, Stefan V. Stein, Richard L. Stockton, Charles L. Stutts, Gregg D. Thomas, Edward W. Vogel III and Douglas A. Wright.

• Seven Tampa attorneys with Foley & Lardner LLP: Michael D. Annis, William Keith Fendrick, James M. Landis, Thomas M. Little, Carolyn T. Long, Stephen J. Szabo and Martin A. Traber.

• Buchanan Ingersoll PC Tampa shareholder James J. Kennedy and R. Andrew Rock, of counsel. In all, 29 of the Pittsburgh-based firm's lawyers made the list.

• Andy Dogali, managing partner of Forizs & Dogali PL.

Akerman Senterfitt

adds Soss to Tampa firm

Marc J. Soss joined Akerman Senter-fitt as of counsel in the firm's Tampa tax group. He was previously with Becker & Poliakoff, Sarasota. Soss has a law degree from Cumberland School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Miami School of Law.

Several Fowler White

lawyers on the move

Linda Loomis Shelley, a shareholder with Fowler White Boggs Banker PA, was appointed to the newly formed federal Judicial Nominating Commission for Florida. The 56-member commission will recommend nominees for the federal courts and top law enforcement posts in Florida.

Shelley is chair of the firm's government, environmental and land use department. She represents clients before the Florida Legislature and executive branch agencies.

In other news, Joelle Z. Bertozzi joined Fowler White as an associate in the real estate practice group. She's a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida College of Law. She previously worked for Hill, Ward & Henderson.

In addition, Fowler White attorney Michael S. Lamont was elected to the board of directors of the Epilepsy Services Foundation. Lamont practices in the firm's securities, financial services and white-collar practice group.

Plus, Tracy Raffles Gunn, a Fowler White shareholder, was reappointed to the executive council of the Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section of the Florida Bar. And attorney Jeffrey M. James was selected to participate in the 2006 class of Tampa Connection, which helps guide professionals into key leadership roles while helping meet Tampa's growing social, health and educational needs.


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