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Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Lawyers of the Year 2015

Nearly half of Smith Hulsey & Busey lawyers will be listed in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Two of those lawyers have also been recognized as ?Lawyers of the Year.?

The firm attorneys named in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America and their practice areas are:

  • Stephen D. Busey: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • Charmaine T.M. Chiu: Health Care Law
  • Michel E. Demont: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation
  • Earl E. Googe Jr.: Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Jeanne E. Helton: Health Care Law
  • David J. Hull: Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • G. Preston Keyes: Real Estate Law
  • William E. Kuntz: Medical Malpractice Law ? Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Lauren Parsons Langham: Real Estate Law
  • M. Richard Lewis Jr.: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Stephen D. Moore Jr.: Business Organizations; Corporate Law
  • James H. Post: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation
  • Bryan L. Putnal: Real Estate Law
  • E. Lanny Russell: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking & Finance; Litigation ? Construction
  • Tim E. Sleeth: Environmental Law
  • Harry M. Wilson III: Real Estate Law

The two firm attorneys recognized as ?Lawyers of the Year? in Jacksonville are:

  • William E. Kuntz, ?Lawyer of the Year? in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • E. Lanny Russell, ?Lawyer of the Year? in Litigation ? Banking and Finance

Those honored as ?Lawyers of the Year? received particularly impressive ratings in Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the ?Lawyer of the Year.?

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Best Lawyers has been designating ?Lawyers of the Year? in the United States in high-profile legal practice areas since 2009 and has expanded to international recognitions.

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