Starnes Davis Florie

Attorney Accolades

“Do you want the ‘A Team’ for your cases? This is the A Team…”

— U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms


“They set the standard by which all other law firms should be measured.”

— Client, Chambers USA


We recruit the best lawyers in the country, mentor them, and give them the tools to do their job. Maybe that’s why more than 50% of our attorneys have been given notable accolades by respected ranking services or peer groups.

  • 3 partners are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)
    • SDF attorney Bob MacKenzie was appointed to ACTL’s  Board of Regents for Region 7, which includes Alabama, Georgia and Florida.  This is a 4-year term. The Board of Regents consists of the President, the President-Elect, the Immediate Past President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and fifteen members elected by the Fellows.
  • 9 partners are members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
    • SDF attorney Joseph Reese was appointed President of ABOTA’s Alabama Chapter for the term (2022-2023).
    • SDF attorney George Newton was appointed Treasurer of ABOTA’s Alabama Chapter for the term (2022 -2023).
  • 11 partners are named “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USA
  • 30 attorneys are listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • 16 attorneys are named Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 11 Litigation Stars in Benchmark Litigation
  • Leading Appellate practitioner in the Eleventh Circuit by Benchmark: Appellate