Benchmark Litigation's Florida Litigation Firm of the Year

Press Release
February 17, 2017

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce for the fourth consecutive year the Firm's Litigation Group has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as the Florida Litigation Firm of the Year. Bilzin Sumberg was chosen over three other leading firms in the state at the Fifth Annual Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards on Thursday night in New York City.

Winners are chosen based on the gravitas of their case matters in the previous year, including precedent set or verdicts with notably high dollar amounts at stake. Benchmark Litigation has consistently recognized Bilzin Sumberg as one of the most dynamic and successful litigation departments in the state. For the past seven years, the Firm has been ranked as "Highly Recommended," the highest designation given by Benchmark Litigation.

Prior to publication, Benchmark Litigation researchers conducted extensive interviews with litigators and their clients over a four- to six-month period to identify the leading litigators and firms across the U.S.

One client told the legal publication, "The criteria involved in choosing [Bilzin Sumberg] were the usual: competence, loyalty, meaningful aggressiveness, knowledge of the business, and knowledge of the particular area of inquiry, which was antitrust, as well as litigation generally. Since we found Bilzin Sumberg to be excellent in every way, we would certainly use them again as well as recommend them."

In November 2016, Bilzin Sumberg announced that seven of its attorneys were designated as Local Litigation Stars by Benchmark Litigation.

Litigation Practice Group Leader Mitchell E. Widom wa named as a Local Litigation Star along with five other members of the Litigation Group: José M. Ferrer, Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Philip R. Stein, Robert W. Turken, and Scott N. Wagner. In addition, Pallett-Vasquez was recognized as a Top Litigator Under 40.s

Bilzin Sumberg is frequently recognized by a variety of legal publications, including Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America.

About Bilzin Sumberg
Bilzin Sumberg is a commercial law firm based in Florida. The Firm’s core practices include Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, International, Land Development & Government Relations, Litigation, Real Estate, and Tax. For more information, please visit

Philip R. Stein
Practice Group Leader, Trial & Litigation
Scott N. Wagner
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