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48 Lawyers from Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023—Four recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” In Their Respective Practice Area

By jpfirm | Categories: Articles, Firm News | Share August 2022

TAMPA – Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP, is pleased to announce that four attorneys, Joel D. Bronstein, Guy M. Burns, Cynthia A. Mikos and F. Wallace Pope, Jr., have been named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2023 in their respective practice area. Joel D. Bronstein is Best Lawyers® 2023 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year”, Guy M. Burns is Best Lawyers® 2023 Litigation – Securities “Lawyer of the Year”, Cynthia A. Mikos is Best Lawyers® 2023 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” and F. Wallace Pope, Jr., is Best Lawyers® 2023 Litigation – Real Estate “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) [5]
  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Bruce H. Bokor (1987) [35]
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
Charles A. Buford (2013) [10]
  • Commercial Litigation
Colleen M. Flynn (2018) [5]
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
Joseph W. Gaynor (1995) [25]
  • Real Estate Law
Michael G. Little (2014) [10]
  • Trusts and Estates
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) [10]
  • 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) [5]
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

St. Petersburg, FL

Joel D. Bronstein (1993) [30]
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
Susan W. Carlson (2007) [15]
  • Tax Law
Mary Jo Carney (2009) [15]
  • Real Estate Law
William T. Conroy (2019) [5]
  • 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) [15]
  • 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) [5]<
  • Real Estate Law
Jeffrey M. Gad (2013) [10]
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
Alberto F. Gomez, Jr. (2013) [10]
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Vitauts M. Gulbis (2018) [5]
  • Tax Law
Thomas J. Hunt (2018) [5]
  • 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
Leonard H. Johnson (*)
  • Real Estate Law
Michael C. Markham (2008) [15]
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Cynthia A. Mikos (2006) [15]
  • Health Care Law
Michael J. Nolan II (2008) [15]
  • 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
Patrick A. Traber (*)
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
Joseph J. Weissman (2012) [10]
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Trademark Law

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed in the published practice area.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.
[#] Milestone of years recognized by Best Lawyers.

 

Ones to Watch

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
Caitlin M. Powell (2021)
  • Trusts and Estates

St. Petersburg, FL

Philip Nodhturft III (2021)
  • Trusts and Estates

Tampa, FL

Christopher R. Dingman (2021)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
Adrienne C. Kendall (*)
  • Real Estate Law
Jamie Klapholz (2021)
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • Health Care Law
T. Luke Markham (2021)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law
J.D. Zarate (*)
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed in the published practice area.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.


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