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12/18/2017 General
Florida law firm ranks among biggest

Florida law firm ranks among biggest, most diverse in nation, state


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2017) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Gunster was again recognized nationally and locally in 2017 as among the biggest and most diverse law firms by notable industry publications such as the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Law360, Florida Trend, the Daily Business Review, and regional Business Journals.


With its more than 180 attorneys, plus 200 committed support staff, located in offices throughout the state of Florida, Gunster continues to rank among the top 10 biggest firms in the state, and makes a respectable showing among nationally recognized large firms.


Gunster's size rankings in 2017* include:








Gunster's diversity rankings in 2017* include:



  • Above-average percentage of minority attorneys - according to Law360, the average representation of minority attorneys in U.S. law firms (for firms with 150 to 299 attorneys) is 12 percent. Gunster has 15 percent minority attorneys, based on full-time-equivalent figures for the 2016 calendar year.


  • Above-average percentage of female associate attorneys - according to Law360, the average representation of nonpartner women attorneys in U.S. law firms (for firms with 150 to 299 attorneys) is 44 percent. Gunster has 60 percent nonpartner women attorneys, based on full-time equivalent figures for the 2016 calendar year.



*Note: rank position may differ by publication, depending on a publication's cut-off date and methodology.



Notably, Gunster Director of Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development Brad Sprayberry currently serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Florida Bar Association, having been first selected to the committee in 2014. And in 2016, Sprayberry was selected from among U.S., Canadian law firms for the board of directors of the National Association for Law Placement.


About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 13 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 180 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.