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Top 100 U.S. law firm Akerman LLP is pleased to announce that 123 lawyers were named to the 2022 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, including 47 Rising Stars. 

Super Lawyers, a Thompson 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 patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

The lawyers and the categories in which they are honored are listed below. A link to a list of Akerman Super Lawyers according to practice group is also below.*

California – Los Angeles

Super Lawyers 2022

William Bernfeld, Real Estate

Caroline H. Mankey, Intellectual Property Litigation

Rising Stars 2022

Zoe J. Bekas, Employment & Labor

Daphna R. Davidovits, Real Estate


Colorado – Denver

Rising Stars 2022

Melissa Cizmorris, Employment & Labor

Adam L. Massaro, Intellectual Property Litigation

Joyce C. Williams, General Litigation


Florida – Fort Lauderdale

Super Lawyers 2022

Stacy Bercum Bohm, Construction Litigation

Andrew P. Gold, Business Litigation

Michael I. Goldberg, Bankruptcy: Business

William Heller, Business Litigation

Eric D. Rapkin, Real Estate

D. Brett Marks, Bankruptcy: Business

Glen A. Stankee, Tax

Leslie Miller Tomczak, Construction Litigation

Rising Stars 2022

Eric Coleman, Business Litigation

Eric A. Gomer , Business Litigation

Tiffany Hendricks, Employment Litigation: Defense

Elan Hersh, E-Discovery

Donnie King, Business Litigation

Max C. Rudolf, Business Litigation


Florida – Jacksonville

Super Lawyers 2022

Christian George, Business Litigation

Cindy A. Laquidara, State/Local/Muni

Peter O. Larsen, Tax

John B. Macdonald, Creditor Debtor Rights

David E. Otero, Bankruptcy: Business

Rising Stars 2022

Aleksas A. Barauskas, Business Litigation

Ashlea A. Edwards, Employment & Labor

Jay Harrington , Business Litigation


Florida – Miami

Super Lawyers 2022

Marcy L. Aldrich, Class Action

Jacqueline M. Arango, Business Litigation

Jonathan L. Awner, Mergers & Acquisitions

Richard M. Bezold, Real Estate

James S. Bramnick, Employment & Labor

Dana A. Clayton, Business Litigation

Nancy Copperthwaite, Appellate

Carol L. Schoffel Faber, Real Estate

Joanne Gelfand, Bankruptcy: Business

Andrea S. Hartley, Bankruptcy: Business

Daniel Jacobson, Business/Corporate

Neisen O. Kasdin, Land Use/Zoning

Michael C. Marsh, Business Litigation

Richard C. Milstein, Estate and Trusts Litigation

Andrew S. Robins, Real Estate

Rising Stars – 2022

Daniel Cardenal, Consumer Law

Elizabeth Hughes, Estate & Trusts Litigation

Dale Noll, Estate & Trusts Litigation

Alexandra M. Mora, General Litigation


Florida – Orlando

Super Lawyers 2022

Cecelia Bonifay, Land Use/Zoning

Gerald B. Cope, Jr., Appellate

Jules S. Cohen , Bankruptcy: Business

Joseph E. Foster, Business Litigation

Rising Stars 2022

Sara Brubaker, Business Litigation

Kimberly Lopez Narbona, Business Litigation


Florida – West Palm Beach

Super Lawyers 2022

David P. Ackerman, Business Litigation

Robert I. Chaskes, Business Litigation

Christopher Duke, Employment & Labor

Eric A. Gordon, Employment & Labor

Arlene K. Kline, Employment & Labor

Lawrence P. Rochefort, Business Litigation

Grasford W. Smith, Jr., Business Litigation


Florida – Tallahassee

Super Lawyers 2022

Silvia M. Alderman, Environmental

Martin R. Dix, Healthcare

Kristen M. Fiore, Appellate

Katherine E. Giddings , Appellate

Rising Stars 2022

Michael J. Larson, Environmental


Florida – Tampa

Super Lawyers 2022

Irene A. Bassel Frick, Business Litigation

Karen M. Buesing, Employment Litigation: Defense

Kirk S. Davis, Healthcare

Alejandro Fernandez, Intellectual Property

Scott T. Silverman, Employment & Labor

Steven R. Wirth, Bankruptcy: Business


Georgia – Atlanta

Rising Stars 2022

Kamber Stefany Burke, Insurance Coverage


Illinois – Chicago

Super Lawyers 2022

Sergio E. Acosta, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Mark S. Bernstein, Business Litigation

Joel D. Bertocchi, Appellate

Amy Moor Gaylord, Employment & Labor

Thomas Y. Mandler, Employment & Labor

Scott A. Meyers, Business Litigation

Thomas G. Pasternak, Intellectual Property

Rising Stars 2022

Rebekah A. Carpenter, Consumer Law

Jessica Lynn Dagley, Professional Liability: Plaintiff

Thomas B. Fullerton, Banking

Jamel A.R. Greer (and Los Angeles), Schools and Education

Julia Lissner, Business Litigation

Ronald C. Gilbert, III, Civil Litigation: Defense


Louisiana – New Orleans

Rising Stars 2022

Elizabeth Horn, Business Litigation


Nevada – Las Vegas

Rising Stars 2022

Scott R. Lachman, Civil Litigation: Defense

Lilith V. Xara, Consumer Law


New York

Super Lawyers 2022

Joshua D. Bernstein, Real Estate

Alan S. Cohen , Real Estate

Lisa M. Coyle, Business Litigation

Brian S. Fraser, Business Litigation

Peter Haveles, Jr., Business Litigation

Scott M. Kessler, Business Litigation

Richard G. Leland, Environmental

Mark A. Levine, Land Use/Zoning

Lisa S. Lim, Real Estate

Lansing R. Palmer, Estate and Trusts Litigation

Steven P. Polivy, Real Estate

Ira B. Stechel, Tax

Matthew A. Steinberg, Employment & Labor

John B. Wood, Real Estate

Rising Stars 2022

Raymond Berti, Employment Lit: Defense

Dale A. Cohen , Franchise/Dealership

Massimo F. D'Angelo, Real Estate

Jessica Goldstein, Real Estate

Reena Jain, Entertainment & Sports

Cassidy Mara, Employment & Labor

Eleanore (Nora) Martins, Land Use/Zoning

Alexander Newman, Business Litigation

Paul Rutigliano, Employment Litigation: Defense

Jaclyn Scarinci, Land Use/Zoning

Frank St. Jacques, Land Use/Zoning

Erica Stein Goldman, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff


Texas – Dallas

Rising Stars 2022

Christy S. Hawkins, Consumer Law


Texas – Houston

Super Lawyers 2022

Scott D. Marrs , Energy & Resources

Rising Stars 2022

Sean M. Cichowski, Business Litigation

Kristen W. McDanald, Civil Litigation: Defense


Texas – San Antonio

Rising Stars 2022

Monica L. Summers, Creditor Debtor Rights


Washington, D.C.

Super Lawyers 2022

Jeffrey G. Gilmore: Construction

Warren Lee Lewis: Franchise & Licensing

Rising Stars 2022

Daniel Miktus, Construction Litigation


*Click here for a list of Akerman Super Lawyers according to practice group areas.

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