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GCF Attorney Receive Best Lawyers Awards 2021

GCF Attorney’s Receive Best Lawyers Awards

Best Lawyers ® is unique in that it is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Selection to Best Lawyers is purely based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey (comprising more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations) resulting in its awardees setting the highest standard of legal expertise, ethics, and professionalism.

We are proud of our own David M. Carter and Todd W. Fennell for being recognized in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Carter under Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Mr. Fennell under Trusts & Estates.

This year we congratulate Mr. Carter on the honor of being named the Best Lawyers 2021 Personal Injury – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in the Orlando Area. This area is composed of 47 different cities in Florida, including Orlando and Vero Beach. This award goes to only one attorney per practice category and geographical region, making it especially noteworthy. A large congratulations to David M. Carter on this achievement.


Additionally, three GCF attorneys have been listed as Best Lawyers “Ones To Watch”. This award goes out to outstanding attorneys that have been in private practice for under 10 years. This is also based entirely on peer review. Samantha Kelly and Dillon L. Roberts are included in the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers: One’s to Watch for their work in Trusts and Estates and Tax Law. Dane Ullian received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation.


Excerpts from Best Lawyers appear in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, and more than 85 other regional and city magazines around the world.  Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. We are proud of our GCF attorneys, congratulations all!

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