Thompson Reuters Names Two Avera & Smith Attorneys Super Lawyers In 2012
PR Log - Jun 04, 2012 - Mark Avera and Lance Avera of Avera & Smith have been included on the 2012 Florida Super Lawyers List. According to Thompson Reuters, only five percent of all of the attorneys in Florida are named to the Super Lawyers list each year.
The selection process for the Super Lawyers List is very stringent. The process includes peer nominations, independent research and evaluations by other top attorneys. According to the Super Lawyers website, “Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process.
Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Mark Avera has been named on the Florida Super Lawyer list each year beginning in 2005 for his practice of Plaintiff Personal Injury. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and has obtained some the largest verdicts in the State of Florida in medical malpractice and wrongful death.
In past years, he has been active in litigating and trying to verdict several landmark cases involving motor vehicle crashes with semi-tractor trailer trucks.
He is one of the few lawyers in Florida to have tried to verdict multiple police pursuit cases that resulted in serious injury or death of an innocent party, and many of his verdicts have exceeded the amount of insurance available to the defendants resulting in claims against a defendant’s insurance company for acting in bad faith.
In two of the most significant cases won by Avera & Smith in recent years, Mark was instrumental in winning two separate 2010 verdicts, one for $5M, and another for $17.5M, against tobacco giant, R. J. Reynolds.
Lance Avera has been named each year beginning in 2007 for his accomplishments as a Workers Compensation Specialist. He has had substantial success before the Judge of Compensation Claims pursuing benefits denied by insurance companies.
In numerous cases, he has obtained six to seven figure settlements for his clients. He is a well known, Board Certified Workers’ Compensation claimant’s attorney in North Central Florida and also practices personal injury law at Avera & Smith.
We consider this a very high honor and congratulate both Mark Avera and Lance Avera on their outstanding accomplishments.
About Avera & Smith LLP Avera & Smith LLP has represented Floridians for over 50 years. Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, the firm specializes in personal injury and workers compensation law, as well as providing a variety of other legal services for plaintiffs such as criminal defense, business litigation and medical malpractice.