Tallahassee, FL — June 9, 2020 — Stearns Weaver Miller announced that five of its Tallahassee lawyers were recognized in the 2020 edition of Florida Super Lawyers.
The Super Lawyers list is a rating service acknowledging outstanding lawyers in a particular state. Each state’s list features lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made through a comprehensive statewide process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Each year a maximum of 5% of lawyers per state are accepted onto the list, with no more than 2.5% admitted onto the Rising Stars list.
Reggie Bouthillier is a Shareholder with 28 years of experience serving private and public sector clients throughout Florida in the areas of land development, real estate, land use, environmental, governmental affairs, and administrative law. He advocates state-wide for clients’ interests before federal, state and local governments, and represents clients in a broad range of matters involving transactions, entitlements, permitting, licensing, compliance, policy/rule-making, legislative and litigation matters. Reggie is a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors and serves as Chair of the Land Development, Zoning & Environmental Group.
Kelly O’Keefe represents businesses, professional and family member fiduciaries and individuals in trust and estate litigation, real estate litigation and complex business litigation. She also represents businesses before government agencies and advises candidates regarding campaign laws. Kelly’s experience spans state, federal and local government forums. She has managed cases in multiple parallel forums, including arbitration, and brought cases successfully through appeal. Her clients appreciate the thoughtful manner in which she finds creative and cost-effective solutions to difficult legal issues and seemingly intractable disputes regarding personal and family wealth.
Gigi Rollini leads the Firm’s Government & Administrative Law Group and practices all aspects of Florida Administrative law, litigation and appeals, including regulatory compliance, licensure, administrative complaints and disciplinary proceedings, government contracts, procurement and bid protests, rulemaking and rule challenges, state and local taxation, election compliance and litigation, and non-profit/trade association formation, compliance and management. In addition to her law degree (J.D.), Gigi holds a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from the Florida State University Askew School of Public Administration & Policy.
Bridget Smitha (Rising Stars) primarily focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, corporate defense and election law. Bridget also frequently assists businesses in obtaining or transferring alcohol licenses.
Melanie Leitman (Rising Stars) practices in the areas of labor and employment, litigation and administrative and appellate law. Melanie has experience representing management-side clients in various employment-related claims, including civil rights-related claims at the state and federal level, whistleblower retaliation claims, enforcement of covenants prohibiting competition, and constitutional claims arising out of employment disputes. She has represented clients in pre-claim consultation, EEOC/FCHR position statements and investigations, state/federal court litigation, and appellate disposition thereof.
About Stearns Weaver Miller
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