For the 16th consecutive year, the firm received a first tier rating for its bankruptcy and reorganization practice in Chambers USA 2017 America's Leading Business Lawyers. The firm is the only law firm in the Middle District of Florida that received the first tier ranking in the bankruptcy and insolvency practice area. In addition to recognition of the law firm, an unprecedented eleven shareholders were individually recognized: Don M. Stichter, Harley E. Riedel, Russell M. Blain, Charles A. Postler, Stephen R. Leslie, Scott A. Stichter, Edward J. Peterson III, Elena Paras Ketchum, Amy Denton Harris, Susan Heath Sharp, and Daniel R. Fogarty received individual recognition, including recognizing Harley E. Riedel as a star individual. London-based Chambers & Partners conducts an extensive independent research via telephone interviews with clients and with attorneys. The qualities on which the rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.