ORLANDO, Fla. – The publication Florida Super Lawyers has named 14 attorneys at Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. to their annual list of top attorneys in Florida for 2012. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected.

Darryl M. Bloodworth and Lauren Y. Detzel were named to the Top 100 Super Lawyers (statewide), an honor they have both previously held. The ‘Top 100’ list is comprised of attorneys selected as ‘Super Lawyers’ who received the highest points in the nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. Detzel was also selected among the ‘Top 50 Women’ lawyers in Florida.

Two other Dean Mead attorneys, Melanie Griffin and David Hathaway, were named to the Rising Stars list for consecutive years.  A list of all Dean Mead’s Florida Super Lawyers 2012 honorees is provided as follows:

Attorney Practice Area Office
David J. Akins Estate Planning and Probate, Tax, and Estate & Trust Litigation Orlando
R. Mason Blake Real Estate, Business/ Corporate, and Schools & Education Viera/Melbourne
Darryl M. Bloodworth Business Litigation Orlando
Jack Bovay Estate Planning and Probate and Tax Gainesville
Stephen J. Bozarth Real Estate and Land Use/Zoning Orlando
Lauren Y. Detzel Estate Planning and Probate and Tax Orlando
Charles H. Egerton Tax and Business/ Corporate Orlando
Lynn J. Hinson Business Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditor/ Debtor Rights Orlando
Steven C. Lee Tax and Business/Corporate Orlando
Stephen R. Looney Tax, Business/Corporate and Health Care Orlando
Michael Minton Tax and Environmental Fort Pierce
Joseph J. Van Heyde II Employee Benefits/ERISA Orlando
Rising Stars
Melanie Griffin Business Litigation Orlando
David Hathaway Business Litigation Orlando

About Super Lawyers:

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. For more information, please visit

About Dean Mead:

Dean Mead is a business law firm that provides full-service legal representation to businesses and individuals throughout Florida. The firm has nearly 50 attorneys practicing in multiple practice areas including: tax, estate and succession planning, corporate, general commercial litigation, employee benefits, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, real estate and health law. For more information, please visit