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Firm Lawyers Named To 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Smith Hulsey & Busey announced today that 18 of the firm’s lawyers, more than half of the firm, have been included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and four firm lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in Jacksonville. Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Best Lawyers has published its list since 1983, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

The following Smith Hulsey & Busey lawyers have been named to The Best Lawyers in America:

  • Stephen D. Busey – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Charmaine T.M. Chiu – Health Care Law
  • Patrick P. Coll – Commercial Litigation
  • Michael E. Demont – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Earl E. Googe, Jr. – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Jeanne E. Helton – Health Care Law
  • David J. Hull – Tax Law and Trusts and Estates
  • G. Preston Keyes – Real Estate Law
  • William E. Kuntz – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury and Litigation – Defendants
  • M. Richard Lewis, Jr. – Corporate Law, Health Care Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Stephen D. Moore, Jr. – Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Securities Regulation and Business Organizations (including LLC?s and Partnerships)
  • James H. Post – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Commercial Litigation
  • Bryan L. Putnal – Real Estate Law
  • Joseph W. Rogan – Commercial Litigation
  • E. Lanny Russell – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, and Litigation – Construction
  • Tim E. Sleeth – Environmental Law
  • John R. Thomas – Commercial Litigation
  • Harry M. Wilson III – Real Estate Law

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”. They are selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

The following Smith Hulsey & Busey lawyers have been named 2020 “Lawyers of the Year”:

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