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Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Jones Foster Attorneys in 2024 Edition

Jones Foster, a private and commercial law firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida, is proud to announce nearly 75% of the firm’s eligible attorneys were named in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 edition, including several attorneys who earned first-time recognition in the annual guide and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America list.

The Best Lawyers in America is a prestigious legal peer-review publication that recognizes the top 6% of practicing lawyers in the nation. The guide of exceptional 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.

Vice Chair and Litigation Shareholder Scott G. Hawkins was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Intellectual Property for the West Palm Beach metro area. To receive this honor, individual attorneys must garner the highest overall peer feedback. Only one lawyer is recognized for each practice area and location.

Spencer S. Keyser and Zachary M. Rothman were named again to this year’s Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America and new to the list are Travis J. Foels, Melissa C. Steen, and Carlee G. Mattison. The Ones to Watch® list recognizes outstanding professional excellence early in their career.

The following attorneys were named in their respective practice areas for the West Palm Beach metro area:

Best Lawyers in America® 2024

Scott G. Hawkins | Vice Chair

Lawyer of the Year | Litigation - Intellectual Property, West Palm Beach
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
Litigation – Real Estate

Scott Hawkins

Larry B. Alexander | Chairman

Real Estate Law

Larry Alexander

L. Benton "Ben" Alexander, Jr. | Shareholder

Real Estate Law

Ben Alexander

Thomas J. Baird | Shareholder

Land Use and Zoning Law
Municipal Law

Tom Baird

Genny Bernstein | Senior Counsel

Elder Law
Trusts and Estates

Genny Bernstein

David E. Bowers | Shareholder

Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

David E Bowers

Alan J. Ciklin | Shareholder

Real Estate Law

Alan Ciklin 6080 copy web

Robert L. Crane | Senior Counsel

Real Estate Law

Robert Crane 5885 copy web

Mark H. Dahlmeier | Shareholder

Real Estate Law

Mark Dahlmeier

Peter S. Holton | Shareholder

Real Estate Law

Peter Holton

Stanley D. Klett, Jr. | Senior Counsel

Commercial Litigation

Stanley D Klett Jr 5698 web new

Theodore S. Kypreos | Shareholder

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Theodore Kypreos

Joanne M. O'Connor | Shareholder

Commercial Litigation

Joanne O Connor 6883 2022 pg web

John C. "Skip" Randolph | Shareholder

Litigation - Municipal
Municipal Law

John Randolph

Steven J. Rothman | Shareholder

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Steven Rothman

Peter A. Sachs | Shareholder

Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Peter Sachs Stg 2130 Web 451Kb

William G. Smith | Shareholder

Corporate Law
Trusts and Estates

Bill Smith

Roberto M. Vargas | Shareholder

Commercial Litigation

Rob Vargas

H. Adams Weaver | Of Counsel

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

H Adams Weaver

Robert W. Wilkins | Shareholder

Commercial Litigation

Rob Wilkins 3138 copy web V3

Best Lawyers: One in America® 2024

Travis J. Foels | Associate

Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Real Estate

Travis Foels 3656 copy web

Spencer S. Keyser | Associate

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Spencer Keyser 6742 copy web

Carlee G. Mattison | Associate

Real Estate Law

Carlee Mattison 51 copy web

Zachary M. Rothman | Associate

Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates

Zach Rothman 5302 copy web

Melissa C. Steen | Associate

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Melissa Steen 6284 copy web

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. Notably, the majority of the firm’s Shareholders have received the designation of Board-Certified Specialist by The Florida Bar in their specific practice area. 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