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Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers

Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers


Edward D. CarlsonPaul A. Meissner, Jr.J. Kevin Hayslett and Robert Vessel have been recognized as "Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers" by Tampa Bay Magazine.

Tampa Bay Magazine (July/August 2010 Issue)

To compile a list of the top lawyers in the area we invited LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbel, the company that has long set the standard for peer review ratings, to share there list of local lawyers who have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.

For generations, lawyers have relied on LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbel as the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. With a history spanning 140 years the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Network is powered by a database of over one million lawyers and law firms in over 160 countries. Thousands of people use the network every day to find local attorneys, confirm their credentials and select firms that provide services for their personal and professional legal needs.

To create this list of Top Lawyers in Tampa Bay, LexisNexis Martindate-Hubbell tapped its comprehensive database of Martindale-Hubbel Peer Review Ratings to identify lawyers who had been rated by their peers to be AV Preeminent - the highest Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating available.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who receive invitations from LexisNexis Martindate Hubbell, via an online survey or by mail, to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge. Peer Review Rated lawyers are not required to have a paid listing on or To learn more about Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, please go to