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Jones Foster Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Florida Trend Legal Elite

Jones Foster is proud to announce that Shareholder Joanne M. O’Connor and Senior Counsel Genny Bernstein have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.

Florida Trend’s Legal Elite honorees represent the top 1.3% of Florida lawyers in private practice, as well as top government and non-profit attorneys. Attorneys who exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and have garnered the respect and esteem of their colleagues are selected by peer review followed by a panel review comprised of previous Legal Elite honorees.

Litigation attorney, Sidney A. Stubbs, is a Hall of Fame honoree. The Hall of Fame is comprised of a distinguished group of attorneys who consistently earned this peer-reviewed award and have been selected for lifetime recognition.

Joanne M. O’Connor | Shareholder
Florida Legal Elite | Commercial Litigation

Joanne is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Business Litigation and a member of Jones Foster's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group. She 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. She counsels governmental entities on statutory, constitutional and civil rights claims and both governmental and private entities on Florida’s Public Records Act and Sunshine Law. Joanne is an experienced litigator who advocates for her clients in jury and non-jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts and before private arbitration panels.

Joanne Oconnor

Genny Bernstein | Senior Counsel
Florida Legal Elite | Elder Law

Genny is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law and a member of Jones Foster's Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates practice group. She 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 to assist in obtaining benefits for home care, assisted living, or skilled nursing facilities.

Genny Bernstein

Hall of Fame

Sidney A. Stubbs | Of Counsel
Florida Legal Elite | Commercial Litigation

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

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