News - June 24, 2020

Jones Foster Attorneys Named 2020 Florida Trend Legal Elite

Jones Foster is proud to announce that Joanne O’Connor, Genny Bernstein, and Sidney Stubbs have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Florida Trend Legal Elite™Jamie Gavigan has been named to the Up and Comer list.

Each year, Florida Trend presents a prestigious roster of attorneys selected for recognition by their peers. These attorneys exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and by so doing, have garnered the respect and esteem of their colleagues. Initial voting is followed by a panel review comprised of previous Legal Elite honorees. The final list of selected attorneys represents just over 1% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

Jones Foster Senior Shareholder, Sidney Stubbs, was inducted into the Legal Elite Hall of Fame in 2012. Hall of Fame recipients are a distinguished group of attorneys who have consistently earned this peer-review award and have been selected for lifetime recognition.

Following is the list of Jones Foster award recipients and their primary areas of practice.


Genny Bernstein

Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates / Elder Law
A Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law, Genny focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Guardianships, Special Needs Trusts, Veteran Benefits, and Asset Planning and Protection for Medicaid.

Genny Bernstein

Joanne O’Connor

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
A Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Business Litigation, Joanne focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation including contracts and business torts, partnership and corporate disputes, civil RICO, real estate and land use litigation, and lawyer and law firm defense.

Joanne Oconnor

Sidney A.Stubbs

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Sid has more than 40 years of experience in the areas of commercial and corporate litigation, law firm litigation and legal malpractice disputes. Chambers USA  named Sid among America's Leading Business Lawyers, stating that he "remains the shining light and beacon of the Bar in Palm Beach County.”

Sid Stubbs


James C. Gavigan

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Jamie focuses his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on real estate, land use and zoning, eminent domain and property rights.

About Jones Foster

Jones Foster is a commercial and private client law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. Established in 1924, the Firm has served as an integral part of South Florida’s growth and prosperity for nearly a century. Through a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jones Foster delivers original legal solutions that help clients, colleagues, and the community to move forward. The Firm’s attorneys focus their practice in Real Estate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates, Corporate & Tax, and Land Use & Governmental. For more information, please visit