Twelve of the firm’s lawyers - Don M. Stichter, Harley E. Riedel, Russell M. Blain, Charles A. Postler, Scott A. Stichter, Stephen R. Leslie, Edward J. Peterson, Elena Paras Ketchum, Barbara A. Hart, Susan H. Sharp, Jodi D. Cooke, B. Michael Bachman - were named among Florida's Super Lawyers in the 2017 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. Five other lawyers - Amy D. Harris, Daniel R. Fogarty, Michael J. Hooi, Amanda C. Smith and Mark F. Robens - were recognized as “Rising Stars,” in the Bankruptcy: Business practice area.
Harley E. Riedel, a founding shareholder of the firm, was also named for the tenth consecutive year as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in the State of Florida regardless of practice area and ranked number 3 overall. Russell M. Blain was also named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Florida for the eleventh consecutive year. Elena P. Ketchum was named as of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the State of Florida for the 3rd year in a row. Barbara A. Hart was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Florida as well as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the State of Florida. Mr. Riedel, Mr. Blain, Mr. Scott Stichter & Ms. Hart were also listed among the Top 50 Lawyers in Tampa Bay. See link - http://www.superlawyers.com/florida/toplists/top-50-2017-tampa-bay-super-lawyers/bfb7adf7a99438807f685ad24c7dd7fd
Stichter, Riedel was the only firm in the State of Florida with as many as seventeen lawyers listed as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in the practice area of Bankruptcy: Business. Lawyers are chosen to be Super Lawyers or Rising Stars following an extensive process of nominations, balloting, blue ribbon panel review, and independent research compiled by Law & Politics magazine. Only 5% of the lawyers in Florida were selected as Super Lawyers. Law & Politics performs the polling, research, and selection of Super Lawyers in a process designed to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers attempts to provide a comprehensive and diverse guide to outstanding attorneys, representing a wide range of practice areas, firm sizes and geographic locations. See link - - www.superlawyers.com