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67 Hill Ward Henderson attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 publication, one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations to rank attorney in the United States. Of our 67 attorneys recognized, 49 were designated Best Lawyers in America for their respective areas of practice. In addition, 18 attorneys received inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch designation, recognizing attorneys who have been practicing for less than 10 years. Among our ranked attorneys, four were named “Lawyer of the Year” for Tampa in their respective practice areas: Bret T. Hamlin, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Lawyer of the Year; Brett J. Preston, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants Lawyer of the Year; Robert A. Shimberg, Administrative/Regulatory Lawyer of the Year; and S. Katherine Frazier, Real Estate Lawyer of the Year.

Hill Ward Henderson attorneys recognized with The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 designation include:

  • E.D. Armstrong, III - Real Estate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Anderson L. Baldy, III - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Real Estate Law
  • Marie Attaway Borland - Appellate Practice
  • Gregory P. Brown - Commercial Litigation, Construction Law
  • J. Rocco Cafaro - Commercial Litigation, Construction Law
  • Charles W. Callahan, III - Trusts and Estates
  • Amelia M. Campbell - Trusts and Estates
  • Katherine E. Cole – Real Estate Law
  • John C. Connery, Jr. - Corporate Law
  • Mark J. Criser – Commercial Litigation
  • B. Ben Dachepalli - Litigation - Construction
  • Scott W. Dibbs - Real Estate Law
  • David S. Felman - Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Timothy C. Ford - Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
  • S. Katherine Frazier - Real Estate Law, Corporate Law
  • Troy A. Fuhrman – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Commercial Litigation
  • Robert M. Fulton - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Robert B. Gough, III - Real Estate Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law
  • John B. Grandoff, III - Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Bret T. Hamlin - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • R. Reid Haney - Corporate Law
  • Linda D. Hartley - Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas N. Henderson, III - Real Estate Law
  • Benjamin H. Hill, III - Insurance Law, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation - Construction, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Benjamin H. Hill, IV - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • K. Tyler Hill - Real Estate Law
  • S. Gordon Hill - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Employment Law - Management
  • John L. Holcomb - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Timothy A. Hunt - Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
  • C. Howard Hunter - Health Care Law, Litigation – Health Care, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Jonathan P. Jennewein - Real Estate Law
  • William J. Judge, Jr. - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Robert E.V. Kelley, Jr. - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • David L. Luikart, III - Commercial Litigation
  • Scott A. McLaren - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Patrick M. Mosley – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Brett J. Preston – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Erik P. Raines - Construction Law
  • Jerilyn H. Reed – Real Estate Law
  • R. James Robbins, Jr. - Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Ethen R. Shapiro – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Robert A. Shimberg - Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • W. Lawrence Smith – Real Estate Law
  • Kevin H. Sutton – Corporate Law
  • Lara JTibbals - Commercial Litigation
  • Kirsten L. Vignec - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Dennis P. Waggoner - Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Mark M. Wall - Commercial Litigation
  • Alton C. Ward - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • P. Prestin Weidner – Tax Law

Hill Ward Henderson attorneys recognized in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch include:

  • Jill K. Bell – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Real Estate Law
  • Carolina Y. Blanco – Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law
  • Chad E. Burgess - Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Kristina A. Gandre – Commercial Litigation
  • Andrew E. Holway – Construction Law, Insurance Law
  • G. Matthew Lastinger – Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Ryan J. Leuthauser – Commercial Litigation
  • Kendra McCan Lyman – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law
  • Fred C. Marshall – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Ryan J. McConnell – Real Estate Law
  • Jason L. Molder – Construction Law
  • Emily W. Morrell – Construction Law
  • Anisha P. Patel – Commercial Litigation
  • Tori C. Simmons – Commercial Litigation
  • Justin J. Wallace – Tax Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Nicole D. Walsh – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Suzanne E. Ward – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Emily B. Weeks – Trusts and Estates