The 2022 Best Lawyers in America ratings are out, and they recognize fifteen Stichter Riedel lawyers as Best Lawyers. Fourteen lawyers were recognized in the firm’s primary area of practice, “Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.” No other firm in the State of Florida has as many “Best Lawyers” recognized in this area.
Seven lawyers are recognized in two areas: Daniel R. Fogarty, Barbara A. Hart, Stephen R. Leslie, Edward J. Peterson, and Scott A. Stichter are named as Best Lawyers in Bankruptcy-Litigation and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Charles A. Postler is named in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law as well as Corporate Law; and Russell M. Blain is named in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law as well as in Mediation.
Amy D. Harris, Elena Paras Ketchum, and Harley E. Riedel are listed in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and B. Michael Bachman, Jr. is named in the area of Real Estate Law. Younger lawyers Mark F. Robens, Matthew B. Hale, and Michael J. Hooi were awarded "Ones to Watch" recognition.
The firm also proudly announces that Charles A. Postler is named, for the second time in the last three years, as "Lawyer of the Year" in the field of Bankruptcy in Tampa. Individuals honored as “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings for their professional abilities, expertise, and integrity within his or her specific practice area and geographic location. Mr. Postler joins four other SRBP lawyers who have received this honor in prior years.
Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based exclusively on peer review. There is no charge for recognition, and lawyers do not rate themselves. The methodology, utilized for more than 30 years, was designed to accurately capture the unanimity opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
As noted in other news releases, these extraordinarily high Best Lawyers rankings are consistent with other independent peer-review ratings services such as Martindale, Super Lawyers, Chambers USA Best Business Lawyers in America, and Florida Legal Elite.