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Here’s The Scoop…South Florida’s Best Lawyers … List 2009…Who’s In…Who’s Out…

2009 SOUTH FLORIDA BEST LAWYERS…

This is the latest insert…in the Miami Herald…a different publication…a different name…”Best”…not “Super”…and a different “top dog”…in Municipal Government…kinda like the Oscars…and the Golden Globes!…..

From the link…page 4 the methodology used..’.Published for more than  a quarter of a century’… ’78 specialties..representing all 50 states and District of Columbia’….these professional ‘have been chosen through an exhaustive survey in which thousands of the nation’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.’….It was published in Nov. 2008…’ based on 2.4 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers’…

‘The method used to compile Best Lawyers remains unchanged since the first edition was compiled more than 25 years ago’….’Best lawyers remains the gold standard of reliability and integrity in lawyer rating.’….

‘The nomination pool for the 2009 edition consisted of lawyers whose name appeared in the previous edition of Best Lawyers….new nominees solicited from listed attorneys……Lawyers voted for lawyers within the same specialty….Lawyers in closely related specialties…were asked to cross specialties…(HMMMM)…and national/international specialties were asked to vote nationally and locally….by phone/fax or e-mail’….

‘Voting lawyers had general guidelines…for determining the best…if a close friend or relative needed a real estate lawyer…(an example)…and you could not handle it…whom would you refer them to?….Guaranteed confidentiality…they were included comments …but ultimately a lawyers inclusion is based on subjective judgment of his or her fellow attorney’..

BCbythesea…favorite part of this “lawyerly” methodology….really says it all…when said and done…

‘ While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionally reward visibility or popularity, the breadth of the survey, the candor of the respondents, and the sophistication of the polling methodology largely correct for any biases’…

THE FAMILIAR NAMES…TO LBTS….

LAND USE AND ZONING LAW…Susan F. Delegal…

http://www.lawyers.com/Florida/Fort-Lauderdale/Billing,-Cochran,-Lyles,-Mauro-and-Ramsey,-P.A.-781721-f.html

LBTS connection…Oriana…Annexation…South/North Beach Civic Organization…

MUNICIPAL LAW…

Samuel S Goren…http://www.cityatty.com/profiles.html

LBTS connection…partner with former  LBTS Town Attorney Jim Cherof…

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PREVIOUS POST….(Weiss, Serota…our new Town Attorneys…)

SUPER LAWYERS…2008…gave the nod/BEST LAWYERS….2009…did not……….DELEGAL…MADE THEM BOTH…

Guess Who Made The List

SUPER LAWYERS….2008

www.superlawyers.com

an insert in this weekend’s paper…with the top attorneys of Florida…

Government/Cities/Municipalities

Weiss, Richard Jay…Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Pastoriza, Cole& Boniske….LBTS new Town Law Firm…

also on the list….

Delegal, Susan F….Billing Cochran,Heath Lyles & Mauro…..Ms. Delegal is on the committee to De-Annex. the north end of town…..a founding member of South Beach Civic Association…. front and center for Oriana…etc….

No mention of the ex- Town Attorney’s Law Firm

Land Use/Zoning

Helfman, Stephen J./Pastoriza,Gilberto….both of Weiss,Serota,Helfman,Pastoriza,Cole & Boniske….

BCbythesea…looks like LBTS….hired up…in representation!….

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BACK TO 2009 LIST….

REAL ESTATE LAW….

Susan F. Delegal…..

Samuel S. Goren……

WHITE -COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE….

J. David Bogenschutz…..http://www.lawyers.com/bogenschutz&dutko/jsp2187551.jsp

LBTS connection…represented former Town Clerk ( took the 5th)…Medina…/former Sheriff Ken Jenne..

Newest client….Mayor of Deerfield Beach…

http://www.law.com/jsp/law/ads.jsp?p=southfloridabest

more to come….

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