Over 86,000 lawyers are eligible to practice law in Florida, and just over 11,000 of them practice right here in the immediate Tampa Bay area. Finding an attorney to meet your legal needs can quickly become overwhelming. To help, we asked Tampa Bay lawyers to nominate the peers they believe stand out from the rest.
In February, we mailed close to 11,000 surveys to attorneys in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. We obtained the list of attorneys from the Florida Bar.
We asked the attorneys to nominate their peers—who in their judgement are the best—in 87 separate practice areas, then return the surveys in anonymous prepaid return envelopes. We then tallied the votes from those surveys to compile this list.