Super Lawyers Magazine’s 2022 rankings include twelve SRBP attorneys as Super Lawyers and two of its younger lawyers as Rising Stars. Stichter Riedel is the only Florida firm with fourteen lawyers to be so honored in the area of Business Bankruptcy. In addition, Harley E. Riedel was named as the Top Lawyer in the State, and Russell M. Blain and Edward J. Peterson were named among the Top 100 lawyers of the 70,000+ active lawyers in the State of Florida across all practice areas. These rankings demonstrate the Firm’s extensive “bandwidth” that allows it to staff large and complex cases with outstanding lawyers while at the same time allowing it to offer efficiencies to clients with less complicated business issues by still staffing smaller cases with highly regarded and proficient younger lawyers.
The 2022 rankings continue a long history of excellence and accomplishment by the Firm and its lawyers. Mr. Riedel has been recognized four different years, beginning in 2011, as the Top Lawyer in the State and has been among the Top 10 lawyers in the State of Florida for thirteen consecutive years. Mr. Blain has been among the Top 100 lawyers for fourteen consecutive years, and three other lawyers, Charles Postler, Scott Stichter, and Edward Peterson have appeared among the Top 100 lawyers in one or more years, while Elena Ketchum and Barbara Hart have been honored as among the Top 50 Women lawyers in the State.
Other lawyers listed were: B. Michael Bachman, Jodi D. Dubose, Daniel R. Fogarty, Amy D. Mayer, Stephen R. Leslie, Susan Heath Sharp, Matthew B. Hale, and Mark F. Robens.
Super Lawyers' goal is to create and provide an exceptional and credible resource for both attorneys and consumers. Candidates for Super Lawyers’ honors are nominated from more than 70 practice areas and are run annually on a state-by-state basis.
Super Lawyers begins the process by taking nominations and then polling members of The Florida Bar. Lawyers cannot nominate or vote for themselves. It then does independent research, looking at lawyers' honors and awards, experience, representative clients, transactions, verdicts and settlements, position in the law firm, bar and/or professional activity, pro bono and community services, scholarly lectures and writings, education and employment background, and other achievements that do not fall under those categories.
After evaluation by a Blue Ribbon Panel–composed of candidates with the highest scoring from the independent research–the final selection is made in regards to small, medium and large firms. See link.
As noted in other news releases, these extraordinarily high Super Lawyers rankings are consistent with other independent peer-review ratings services such as Martindale, Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Best Business Lawyers, and Florida Legal Elite.