News - August 21, 2020

Jones Foster Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Edition

Jones Foster is proud to announce that half of the Firm’s attorneys have been named in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a prestigious legal peer-review publication that recognizes the top 5 percent of practicing lawyers in the nation. This annual guide of outstanding attorneys is the result of exhaustive peer-review surveys of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. 

Best Lawyers selects one individual lawyer who has received the highest overall peer-feedback in a given specialty and geographic location for the honor of “Lawyer of the Year”. Vice-Chair and Litigation Shareholder, Scott G. Hawkins, has been named 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”, West Palm Beach for Real Estate Litigation.

Litigation Shareholder, James C. Gavigan, Jr. has been named to this year’s inaugural release of the “Ones to Watch” list which recognizes up-and-coming legal talent. He was named in the categories of Administrative/Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; and Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law.

The following attorneys were named in the designated categories for the West Palm Beach area:

Larry B. Alexander / Chairman & Shareholder
Real Estate Law

Ben Alexander, Jr. / Shareholder
Real Estate Law

David E. Bowers / Board Member & Shareholder
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

H. Michael Easley / Of Counsel
Commercial Litigation

James C. Gavigan, Jr. / Shareholder
Ones to Watch – Administrative/Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law

Scott G. Hawkins / Vice-Chair & Shareholder
"Lawyer of the Year", Real Estate Litigation
Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Environmental Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Land Use and Zoning Litigation; Real Estate Litigation

Peter S. Holton / Shareholder
Real Estate Law

Theodore S. Kypreos / Board Member & Shareholder
Trusts & Estates Litigation

Joanne M. O’Connor / Shareholder
Commercial Litigation 

John C. Randolph / Shareholder
Municipal Litigation; Municipal Law

Steven J. Rothman / Shareholder
Commercial Litigation

Peter A. Sachs / Board Member & Shareholder
Commercial Litigation; Trusts & Estates Litigation

Sidney A. Stubbs / Board Member & Shareholder
Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation

Roberto M. Vargas / Shareholder
Commercial Litigation

H. Adams Weaver / Shareholder
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Robert W. Wilkins / Shareholder
Commercial Litigation

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