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Sarasota’s Gurley Vitale Recognized with 2016 “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firm” Distinctions

Marks 10th Consecutive Year for David E. Gurley to Earn the “Best Lawyers” Honor

best law office 2016Sarasota, Florida – July 19, 2015 – Gurley Vitale, a Sarasota law firm specializing in construction law, surety law and commercial litigation, is pleased to announce that David E. Gurley was recently selected by his peers as among The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. In addition, the firm has been named a 2016 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, a distinction given to fewer than 15 percent of law firms in the country.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant accomplishment, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. More than 17 million readers see Best Lawyers’ lists in dozens of city and regional publications in the U.S., including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune, as well as in major business and general publications around the world. This marks the tenth consecutive year Mr. Gurley has achieved this honor.

“Our continued inclusion among the Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms reflects the quality of representation and breadth of legal expertise and professionalism our team provides when helping clients address their legal and business concerns,” said David E. Gurley, founder and president of Gurley Vitale. “We’re truly proud to be recognized by our peers.”

Each year, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announce the Best Law Firms rankings presented in tiers, including 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas. The 2016 rankings were based on client feedback regarding firm practice groups, expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.

For more about the criteria for Best Lawyers in America, please see The 2016 Best Law Firms rankings can be seen in its entirety at  

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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