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David E. Gurley of Sarasota’s Gurley Vitale Recognized with Eighth Consecutive Top Attorney Honor By Super

Sarasota Attorney David E. Gurley Named Super Lawyer for 8th Consecutive Year small

Gurley Vitale, a Sarasota law firm specializing in construction law, is pleased to announce that founder and president 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, having first received the honor in 2009.

“It is an honor to once again be included on the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice,” said Gurley. “At Gurley Vitale, we take pride in being named among the top professionals in our industry, while remaining dedicated to providing exceptional representation for our clients.”

Each year Super Lawyers reviews attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas throughout the United States. Lawyers enter the candidate pool either by being formally nominated by a peer or being identified by the Super Lawyers research department, whose criteria includes certain honors, results or credentials indicating a high degree of peer recognition or professional competence.

Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.

An active participant in the American Bar Association, Mr. Gurley serves on both the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's Fidelity and Surety Law Committee and the Forum on Construction Law. He is also a member of The Florida Bar, the Sarasota County Bar Association, the Florida Surety Association, the National Bond Claims Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Gurley has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

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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