Each year, Florida Trend Magazine asks attorneys to name peers whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. The list of attorney's receiving the most votes is then screened against histories provided by the Florida Bar and by a panel of previous Legal Elite winners representing different practice areas, and from different areas of the state. The resulting finalist represent 1.5% of the active Florida Bar members practicing in Florida. Florida Trend Magazine named seven of SRBP’s shareholders to the 2018 list of Florida’s Legal Elite. Congratulations to Harley E. Riedel, Russell M. Blain, Scott A. Stichter, Edward J. Peterson, Barbara A. Hart, Daniel R. Fogarty, and Elena Paras Ketchum. Congratulations to Matthew B. Hale who was recognized as an “Up and Comer”. No other Florida firm had more than three listed lawyers in the “Legal Elite” category in the area of “Bankruptcy and Workout Law,” making it the eighth consecutive year (2010 through 2018) that the firm has been ranked as first or tied for first in the number of Florida lawyers named in the “Bankruptcy and Workout” practice area. Mr. Riedel and Mr. Blain are also distinguished as belonging to Legal Elite’s Hall of Fame.