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Carlton Fields

Litigation

4 ranked lawyersBand 2FloridaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Offers clients wide-ranging litigation expertise across both civil and white-collar crime issues. Held in high regard for its criminal defense and government investigations work and excels in an array of areas including healthcare, tax and securities fraud cases.

Strengths

Market commentators report: "It is a very well-known firm with full-service litigators."

Interviewees say: "The firm has a really strong bench with some great lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Adam Schwartz maintains a broad and well-respected white-collar practice, which encompasses qui tam cases, internal investigations and allegations of securities fraud. He also provides compliance advice.
"He's first rate in defending qui tam litigation. He is an excellent lawyer."

Benjamine Reid has a varied practice, spanning trial work and appellate matters. He offers extensive experience in product liability cases and significant class actions.

Michael Pasano enjoys a stellar reputation for his white-collar defense practice, where he regularly represents clients facing a wide variety of allegations, including money laundering and fraud.
"A former prosecutor who has transitioned very successfully into a very good litigator."

Thomas Meeks has extensive experience in an array of commercial disputes and is adept at representing clients in jury trials. His practice includes securities litigation and breach of contract cases, as well as trade secrets disputes.

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Florida

Litigation: General Commercial


Benjamine Reid
Band 2
Thomas J Meeks
Band 5

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Adam P Schwartz
Band 3
Michael S Pasano
Band 1