Harley E. Riedel, Russell M. Blain, Scott A. Stichter, and Edward Peterson were named among the top 50 lawyers in Tampa Bay across all practice areas by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2020. Stichter Riedel is the only firm with as many as four lawyers listed in the Top 50 Lawyers in Tampa Bay. The firm has had attorneys included since the Tampa Bay Super Lawyers List started in 2013. Shareholders Barbara A. Hart and Elena Paras Ketchum have been recognized in past years.
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. Only 2.5% of the lawyers in Florida were selected as Rising Stars. 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.