Florida Trend Magazine Announces Florida’s Legal Elite 2012


ORLANDO, Fla. – The publication Florida Trend magazine has named seven Dean Mead attorneys as Florida’s Legal Elite 2012.  The ninth 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 new inductees into 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 nine years.

A list of Dean Mead’s Florida Legal Elite 2012 honorees is provided as follows:

David J. Akins – Wills, Trusts and Estates

Darryl M. Bloodworth – Commercial Litigation

Lauren Y. Detzel – Wills, Trusts and Estates

Charles H. Egerton – Tax

Nichole M. Mooney – Commercial Litigation

Stephen R. Looney – Tax

Melanie S. Griffin – Up and Comer

To compile the list, actively practicing Florida 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.  Recently installed Florida Bar President Gwynne A. Young notes, “Florida Legal Elite provides the public with a useful peer-based resource.”

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 www.FloridaTrend.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 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 deanmead.deme.dev.

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