LEGAL LEADERS Presents Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015

LEGAL LEADERS Presents Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015

Tampa’s top rated lawyers by specialty:


BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL – David D. Ferrentino, Matthew J. Foster, Aaron J. Gold, Robert A. Mora, Joseph W. N. Rugg, Gary Walker

FAMILY LAW – Marian P. McCulloch

HEALTH CARE LAW – Cynthia A. Mikos, Joseph W. N. Rugg, Gary Walker

LITIGATION – David D. Ferrentino, Tabatha A. Liebert

TRUSTS & ESTATES – Frank J. “Sandy” Rief, III, Aaron J. Gold, Donna L. Longhouse

SECURITIES – Matthew J. Foster


This list of Top Rated Lawyers was created by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, the company that has long set the standard for peer review ratings, sharing its list of local lawyers who have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.

Generations of lawyers have relied on LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® as the authoritative resource for information on the legal profession worldwide. With a history spanning 140 years, the Martindale-Hubbell® database consists of more than 1 million lawyers and law firms in over 160 countries. Thousands of people refer to the database every day to find attorneys across town or across the globe, confirm their credentials based on independent evaluations of their skills and experience, and then select firms and lawyers that are the best fit for their personal and professional legal needs.

To create this list of Top Rated Lawyers, LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® tapped its comprehensive database of Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ to identify lawyers who have been rated by their peers to be AV®Preeminent™—the highest Peer Review Rating available. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who receive invitations from LexisNexis®

Martindale-Hubbell®, via an online survey or by mail, to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge. Peer Review Rated lawyers are not required to have a paid listing on or®. To learn more about Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, please go to These lawyers can be found online at and®, in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory in print and CD-ROM formats, and online through the LexisNexis® services and at®.

The selection of Areas of Practice featured in the listings published here is composed from the top 60 searched Areas of Practice online at and®. To find all additional Areas of Practice please visit these sites.