December 19, 2018

Carlton Fields

Phone: 888.223.9191

We view the world from our clients’ perspectives, helping them to lead and innovate across industries and around the globe. Because legal challenges do not exist in a vacuum, we craft tailored solutions that prioritize our clients’ overall business goals. Our focus is on building long-term collaborative relationships, and we are ranked among the nation’s most collaborative law firms by BTI Consulting Group.
Collaboration is also an important aspect of our internal culture. Our attorneys, consultants, and staff work as teams to bring forth the most creative responses to challenges and opportunities. We have created a workplace that rewards good ideas sourced from diverse thinkers. As a result, our clients benefit.
We strive to be valued advisers, and our unusual business model reflects that mindset. Instead of employing the common “pyramid model” where numerous junior lawyers support the efforts of relatively few shareholders, at Carlton Fields shareholders outnumber associates. This arrangement benefits our lawyers as well as our clients, giving them the advantage of working with legal teams particularly suited to their needs and best able to provide value.

Contributing authors from Carlton Fields:

Steven Blickensderfer, Litigation Attorney, Carlton Fields Law Firm
Steven Blickensderfer handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters in federal and state court for clients across a number of industries. He is experienced in all phases of litigation...
Jason Brost, Carlton Fields, Corporate Lawyer
Jason Brost’s practice focuses on representing financial service companies in complex commercial disputes and defending consumer class actions. Jason has also represented a wide variety of...
D. Barret Broussard, Carlton Fields, Litigation lawyer
Barret Broussard’s litigation practice focuses on representing clients in a wide range of business disputes involving trademark and copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets, unfair...
Jack Clabby Attorney Carlton Fields Law Firm Tampa FL
Jack Clabby’s practices focus on corporate governance, fraud, and shareholder litigation, including the defense of securities fraud class actions and derivative lawsuits. A former Assistant...
Thaddeus H. Ewald, Carlton Fields, Litigation lawyer
Thaddeus Ewald's practice focuses on class actions and complex civil litigation in the insurance and financial services industries. Thaddeus completed a dual-degree program at Georgetown...
Ryan P. Forrest, Carlton Fields, Commercial litigation lawyer
Ryan P. Forrest focuses his practice on high-risk complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. He has a wide range of experience litigating matters involving class actions,...
Christopher Freeman, Carlton Fields Law Firm, Litigation Law Attorney, Atlanta
Chris Freeman concentrates his law practice in complex litigation, including a broad range of cases at both the trial and appellate level involving commercial disputes and business torts,...
Brendan Gooley, Employment Lawyer, Workplace Discrimination, Carlton Fields Law Firm
Brendan Gooley is a litigator who focuses on employment discrimination, education, and insurance matters. He joined the firm after clerking for the United States Court of Appeals for the...
Gail Jankowski, Carlton Fields, Litigation lawyer
Gail Jankowski’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and regulatory matters in the insurance and financial services industries in federal and state courts and in arbitration and...
Jeanne M. Kohler, Insurance lawyer, Carlton Fields
Jeanne Kohler represents U.S. and international insurers and reinsurers in complex commercial litigation and arbitrations, including complex insurance coverage disputes and reinsurance...
Maria Mejia-Opaciuch, Carlton Fields, Immigration lawyer
Senior Counsel
Maria Mejia-Opaciuch has more than 25 years’ experience providing comprehensive legal services related to U.S. immigration and nationality law for businesses of all sizes, families, and...
 Gary M. Pappas, Carlton Fields, Civil litigation lawyer
Gary Pappas is a trial attorney with nearly 30 years' experience in civil litigation. Gary's experience includes products liability, business torts, insurance coverage, intellectual...
John C. Pitblado, Insurance Lawyer, Carlton Fields
John Pitblado has extensive experience in a wide range of litigation on behalf of insurers in the property and casualty, title, life, health, and reinsurance industries, including coverage...
 Benjamin E. Stearns, Regulatory attorney, Carlton Fields
Benjamin Stearns’s practice focuses on regulated industries, primarily medical marijuana and property and casualty insurance. Benjamin works with state regulators to resolve compliance...
Nora A. Valenza-Frost, Carlton Fields, Insurance lawyer
Nora Valenza-Frost represents U.S. and international insurers and reinsurers in arbitration and litigation involving complex claims, coverage and regulatory issues across all lines of...
Lowell Walters, employment Lawyer, Carlton Fields
Lowell Walters helps employers minimize their risks while offering meaningful benefits to employees. He minimizes risks by addressing Internal Revenue Code and ERISA issues facing employee...
Michael Yaeger Litigator Carlton Fields New York
Michael Yaeger is a litigator whose practice focuses on government investigations and cybersecurity matters, as well as related regulatory issues and civil litigation. His years prosecuting...