Stearns Weaver Miller Tallahassee Shareholders Recognized as 2021 Florida Super Lawyers

Stearns Weaver Miller announced that four of its Tallahassee Shareholders, Reggie Bouthillier, Douglas Kilby, Gigi Rollini and F. Joseph Ullo, Jr., were recognized in the 2021 edition of Florida Super Lawyers, and Shareholder Melanie Leitman, was recognized on the 2021 Rising Star list.

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. Additionally, the Rising Stars list, consisting of candidates either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less, recognizes no more than 2.5% of lawyers per state.

Reggie Bouthillier has 29 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.

Douglas Kilby is a seasoned litigator with over 30 years of industry experience, including as a Florida Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Economic Crimes (Antitrust) Division. He focuses his practice on class action, antitrust, business litigation, and government investigations, particularly matters involving the Attorney General’s office. Doug is highly experienced in representing commercial institutions in state and federal court, including lawsuits by consumers or competitors. He has more than 20 years’ experience advising clients with internal investigations and creating compliance policies and systems to reduce the risk of government investigations. Doug has also assisted companies respond to data breaches and comply with state and federal data breach notification laws.

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.

  1. Joseph Ullo, Jr. has nearly 25 years of experience serving clients throughout Florida. Joe counsels large and small business owners, land owners, private companies, federal agencies, and county and municipal governments statewide in all aspects of federal, state, and local environmental law, regulations, and processes that govern the consideration and usage of land, management of waste and real property rights.

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 preclaim consultation, EEOC/FCHR position statements and investigations, state/federal court litigation, and appellate disposition thereof.

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