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Williams Parker Attorneys and Firm Named by Best Lawyers in America® 2024 List

November 9, 2023

Williams Parker is pleased to announce the firm has been named a 2024 “Best Law Firm” by Best Lawyers in America®. The firm was regionally ranked in six categories: Corporate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates Law, and Tax Law. In addition, nineteen Williams Parker attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers in America®.

Attorney Charles D. Bailey, Jr. has been named a 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America® for his work in land use and zoning law in Sarasota. In addition, attorney E. John Wagner, II, a board-certified expert in Tax Law, has been named a 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America® for his work in tax law in Sarasota. The “Lawyer of the Year” designation is awarded to only one lawyer in a specific practice area and location. The 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America® highlights the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.

Twelve additional Williams Parker attorneys were also named to Best Lawyers in America®, including Zachary B. Buffington (Corporate Law), Peter T. Currin (Real Estate Law), Gail E. Farb (Employment Law – Management), Rose-Anne B. Frano (Trusts and Estates Law), Ric Gregoria (Trusts and Estates Law), Thomas B. Luzier (Real Estate Law), Bonnie L. Polk (Litigation – Trusts and Estates), Patrick W. Ryskamp (Real Estate Law), Mark A. Schwartz (Litigation – Trusts and Estates), and Jeffrey T. Troiano (Trusts and Estates Law). Two attorneys were named Best Lawyers in America® in two categories each: attorney Barry F. Spivey (Litigation – Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates Law), and attorney Michael J. Wilson (Corporate Law and Tax Law).

Four additional Williams Parker lawyers were recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, which are attorneys Nicole F. Christie (Real Estate Law), Elizabeth P. Diaz (Trusts and Estates Law), Fletcher Rush (Trusts and Estates Law), and Elizabeth M. Stamoulis (Corporate Law). Additionally, attorney Alisa M. Heedy was recognized as a 2024 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® in two categories (Tax Law, Trusts and Estates Law).

The Best Lawyers in America® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys.