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46 Lawyers from Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP Recognized In The Best Lawyers In America® 2022—Five Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” In Their Respective Practice Area

By jpfirm | Categories: Articles, Firm News | Share August 2021

TAMPA – Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP, is pleased to announce that five attorneys, William T. Conroy, William Kalish, Charles A. Samarkos,  Joseph J. Weissman and Rachael Wood have been named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2022 in their respective practice area.  William T. Conroy is Best Lawyers® 2022 Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year”, William Kalish is Best Lawyers® 2022  Litigation and Controversy – Tax “Lawyer of the Year”, Charles A. Samarkos is Best Lawyers® 2022 Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”, Joseph J. Weissman is Best Lawyers® 2022 Litigation – Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year” and Rachael Wood is Best Lawyers® 2022 Litigation – Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year”.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”,  making this accolade particularly significant.

The firm is also pleased to announce attorneys in each office by their area of practice:

CLEARWATER, FL

BRANDON D. BELLEW (2018)
  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
BRUCE H. BOKOR (1987) [30]
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
CHARLES A. BUFORD (2013) [5]
  • Commercial Litigation
COLLEEN M. FLYNN (2018)
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
JOSEPH W. GAYNOR (2018) (25)
  • Real Estate Law
MICHAEL G. LITTLE (2014) [5]
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Copyright Law
F. WALLACE POPE, JR. (1991) [30]
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
ROBERT POTTER JR. (2020)
  • Commercial Litigation
PETER A. RIVELLINI (2013) [5]
  • Tax Law
CHARLES A. SAMARKOS (2010) [10]
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
JOAN M. VECCHIOLI (2006) [15]
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
RACHAEL WOOD (2019)
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

ST. PETERSBURG, FL

JOEL D. BRONSTEIN (1993) [25]
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
SUSAN W. CARLSON (2007) [15]
  • Tax Law
MARY JO CARNEY (2009) (10)
  • Real Estate Law
WILLIAM T. CONROY (2019)
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law
HOLGER GLEIM (2017) [5]
  • Trusts and Estates
RYAN C. GRIFFIN (2021)
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law
MICHAEL D. MAGIDSON (2021)
  • Health Care Law
JAMES N. POWELL (2009) (10)
  • Real Estate Law
THOMAS B. SMITH (2006) [15]
  • Health Care Law

Tampa, FL

MARK S. BENTLEY (2011) [10]
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
GUY M. BURNS (2001) [20]
  • Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
JOSEPH P. COVELLI (2018)
  • Real Estate Law
JEFFREY M. GAD (2013) [5]
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
ALBERTO F. GOMEZ, JR. (2013) [5]
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
VITAUTS M. GULBIS (2018)
  • Tax Law
THOMAS J. HUNT (2018)
  • Real Estate Law
SCOTT C. ILGENFRITZ (2012) [10]
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
FRANK R. JAKES (2006) [15]
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
WILLIAM KALISH (2005) [15]
  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
MICHAEL C. MARKHAM (2008) [10]
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
CYNTHIA A. MIKOS (2006) [15]
  • Health Care Law
MICHAEL J. NOLAN II (2008) [10]
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates
DARRYL R. RICHARDS (2006) [15]
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Litigation – Real Estate
JOSEPH W. N. RUGG (2006) [15]
  • Health Care Law
PHILIP SHASTEEN (2020)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities Regulation
GARY WALKER (2013) [5]
  • Health Care Law
JOSEPH J. WEISSMAN (2012) [10]
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Trademark Law

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed in any practice area.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.

 

A NEW CATEGORY FOR BEST LAWYERS IS “ONES TO WATCH” AND THEY INCLUDE:

CLEARWATER, FL

NICHOLAS GRIMAUDO (2021)
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
CAITLEIN JAMMO (2021)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Real Estate Law
JOHN P. MARTIN (2021)
  • Tax Law
CAITLIN M. POWELL (2021)
  • Trusts and Estates

ST. PETERSBURG, FL

PHILIP NODHTURFT III (2021)
  • Trusts and Estates

TAMPA, FL

JAMIE KLAPHOLZ (2021)
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • Health Care Law
T. LUKE MARKHAM
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law

The Best Lawyers in America® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP is a regional, full-service law firm with offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.


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