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Smith Hulsey & Busey Attorney Named a Jacksonville ‘Lawyer of the Year’ and 22 Others Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers®

Three associates received ‘Ones to Watch’ recognition


Two-thirds of Smith Hulsey & Busey lawyers are recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers ® , the only purely peer review™ guide to the legal profession.

In addition, Stephen D. Moore Jr. was voted the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) in Jacksonville. Steve also was named Jacksonville “Lawyer of the Year” for healthcare law in 2021.

The twenty Smith Hulsey lawyers listed in Best Lawyers ® 2022 for Jacksonville are:

* Listed in Best Lawyers for the first time


In addition, three attorneys received the publication’s 2022 “Ones to Watch” recognition, which is given to lawyers on the rise:

  • Kevin P. Blodgett
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Environmental
  • Brandon Cook*
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Kayla Haines Herrin*
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

*Listed in Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” for the first time


Inclusion in Best Lawyers ® is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area.

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