June 12, 2017 – TAMPA, FL – Trenam Law is pleased to announce attorneys Justin L. Dees, Anne C. Leonard, Lindsay Patrick Lopez, and Brigid Merenda received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Martindale-Hubbell has been providing ratings for attorneys for 120 years and is widely respected as the gold-standard of legal rating services. The AV-distinction is awarded based on peer reviews and self-reported information.
Dees is a shareholder in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on trying cases. Dees’ is experienced in matters involving professional negligence, consumer and banking litigation, business torts, contract disputes, unfair trade practices, factoring agreements, fiduciary dispute litigation, insurance litigation, fraud, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, products liability, personal injury, and wrongful death litigation. He is listed in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2015. He received a J.D., summa cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law where he graduated first in his law school class, and a B.S., cum laude, from University of Florida.
Leonard is an associate and member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Appellate practice groups. She represents business and individuals in state and federal court and has handled a variety of commercial litigation and appellate matters. Prior to joining the firm, Anne clerked for the Honorable Anne C. Conway, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She is listed in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star and received the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award in April 2017. Leonard received a J.D., cum laude, from University of Florida Levin College of Law and B.A. from Wake Forrest University.
Lopez is a shareholder in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. Her practice includes probate litigation, appellate, legal malpractice defense, and shareholder derivative actions. She is listed in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star. She received a J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Florida Levin College of Law, and B.A., summa cum laude, from Wofford College.
Merenda is a shareholder in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. An experienced trial lawyer, Merenda has handled cases for clients in diverse areas including complex litigation, heath care and medical staff privileges litigation, shareholder disputes, and employment law, including non-compete, trade secrets, and Title VII matters. She has also represented limited liability companies (LLCs) and corporations in general business litigation matters, assisted clients in investigations and civil enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC and the FTC, and has counseled clients in arbitration proceedings generally and those conducted before the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She has been recognized in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Florida Super Lawyers. She received a J.D., cum laude, from Tulane Law School, and a B.A., summa cum laude, University of Florida.