Shauna Norris

David E. Gurley Earns Super Lawyer Designation for 8th Consecutive Year

Sarasota, Florida – November 19, 2014 - Gurley Vitale, a Sarasota law firm specializing in construction law, surety law and commercial litigation, is pleased to announce that David E. Gurley has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Top Florida Attorney. This marks the eighth consecutive year Mr. Gurley has achieved this prestigious recognition. “I am honored to once again be named among the very best in our industry while remaining dedicated to the best interests of our clients,” said David E. Gurley, founder and president of Gurley Vitale.

Super Lawyers rates attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of the licensed active attorneys in the state are chosen for this significant accolade. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. In April 2013, the Super Lawyers selection process received a patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,412,564) from The United States Patent and Trademark Office, which further demonstrates credibility as an impartial third-party rating system. 

With a legal portfolio including work on major development projects such as theme parks, medical facilities, big box retail, resorts, energy, luxury high-rise residential, transportation and public infrastructure projects in Florida and the Caribbean Basin, Mr. Gurley has more than 30 years of experience as legal counsel. The firm represents clients from Florida, Texas, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands in state and federal courts.

Mr. Gurley is board certified by the Florida Bar Association as an expert in construction law. He is approved by the state of Florida to instruct fellow attorneys and claims adjustment managers regarding insurance coverage for construction defects.

About Gurley Vitale
Gurley Vitale is a commercial litigation, construction and surety boutique law firm with a national and international reach. Gurley Vitale provides its clients optimal value, by integrating market-leading legal services with a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and opportunities. David Gurley, founding member and president, is an expert in construction law and has been a principle of the firm since its inception in 2002. The firm proudly holds the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest attainable rating for legal expertise and ethics. For more information, visit

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