Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized Among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. – The publication Florida Trend magazine has named four Dean Mead attorneys as Florida’s Legal Elite 2013. The tenth annual edition of Florida Legal Elite recognizes a prestigious list of attorneys representing different practice areas in cities across the state. The finalists are selected by their peers and a panel of previous Legal Elite winners. The list consists of approximately 2% of the more than 67,000 active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

In addition, Darryl M. Bloodworth and Lauren Y. Detzel are members of the Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame, which is a high honor. These attorneys have been consistently ranked in the top tier in Legal Elite voting over the past 10 years.

A list of Dean Mead’s Florida Legal Elite 2013 honorees is provided as follows:

Darryl M. Bloodworth – Commercial Litigation (Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame)

Lauren Y. Detzel – Wills, Trusts and Estates (Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame)

Melanie S. Griffin – Commercial Litigation (Up and Comer)

Stephen R. Looney – Tax (Florida Legal Elite)

To compile the list, actively practicing Florida Bar attorneys were asked by Florida Trend to name the attorneys that they hold in highest regard as professionals – lawyers with whom they have personally worked and would recommend to others.

About Florida Trend:

Florida Trend magazine provides excellent, forward-looking, and in-depth reporting on business, finance and public policy in Florida. Florida Trend reaches more than 250,000 business executives, government officials and civic leaders. In addition, the magazine’s website reaches approximately 80,000 unique visitors monthly. 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 45 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

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