Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP is pleased to report that attorneys Jeanne L. Seewald, Juan D. Bendeck and John J. Cunniff were recently re-certified as Board Certified Specialists by The Florida Bar. Bendeck’s area of practice is Wills, Trusts and Estates, while Seewald and Cunniff practice in the area of Intellectual Property Law. All three attorneys serve clients from the firm’s Naples and Fort Myers offices.
In total, there are now six attorneys in Hahn Loeser’s Naples and Fort Myers offices recognized by The Florida Bar with Board Certifications in their respective areas of legal practice. In addition to the re-certification status of Seewald, Bendeck and Cunniff, three additional attorneys are also Board Certified Specialists.
Board Certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys practicing in 27 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, Board Certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice, thereby helping consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Only seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members (approx. 5,200 lawyers) are Board Certified Specialists.
The Florida Bar is the organization of all lawyers who are licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida to practice law in the state. Any lawyer desiring to practice law in Florida must be a member of The Florida Bar. To date, more than 100,000 attorneys are in good standing and eligible to practice law in Florida.