Orlando, Fla. – The publication Florida Super Lawyers has named 15 attorneys at Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. to their annual list of top attorneys in Florida for 2013. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected.

Darryl M. Bloodworth, Shareholder, was named to the ‘Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers 2013’, an honor he has 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. In addition, Lauren Y. Detzel, Shareholder, was selected among the ‘Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers 2013’ in Florida. She also has been previously recognized for this honor.

Two other Dean Mead attorneys, Melanie S. Griffin and David P. Hathaway, were named to the Florida Rising Stars list. Hathaway has been included on the list for three consecutive years, and Griffin has been recognized for her fourth consecutive year. A list of all Dean Mead’s Florida Super Lawyers 2013 honorees is provided as follows:

Attorney Practice Area Office
David J. Akins Estate and Probate Orlando

R. Mason Blake

Real Estate


Darryl M. Bloodworth

Business Litigation


Jack Bovay Estate and Probate Gainesville

Stephen J. Bozarth

Real Estate


Lauren Y. Detzel Estate and Probate and ranked among ‘Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers 2013’ Orlando
Charles H. Egerton Tax Orlando

Lynn J. Hinson

Business Litigation


Steven C. Lee Tax Orlando
Stephen R. Looney Tax Orlando

Michael Minton


Fort Pierce

Nichole M. Mooney Employment and Labor Orlando
Joseph J. Van Heyde, II Employee Benefits/ERISA Orlando

Rising Stars

Melanie S. Griffin Business Litigation Orlando
David P. Hathaway Business Litigation Orlando


About Super Lawyers:

Super Lawyers 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 selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information, please visit www.superlawyers.com.

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 deanmead.deme.dev.