Now in its 13th year, Florida Legal Elite presents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers. The 1,144 lawyers listed in this section exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and by so doing, have garnered the respect and esteem of their colleagues. The following attorneys have been selected by their peers as Legal Elites:
Marilyn Perez Martinez
Up & Comers
Voting for this year’s Legal Elite began in October 2015 when Florida Trend invited all in-state members of the Florida Bar to participate. Multiple announcements publicized the ballot deadline and voting guidelines.
Lawyers were asked to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Voters also were asked to name three “up and coming” attorneys, and in a separate category, outstanding attorneys working in the government and non-profit sectors.