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Brannock Berman & Seider Leads Florida Appellate Rankings

Describing the firm as a “highly respected boutique” whose “whole team is excellent,” Chambers USA has once again recognized Brannock Berman & Seider as one of Florida’s best law firms for appellate practice. And with four lawyers also individually ranked, Brannock Berman & Seider continues to lead all other firms statewide in the number of appellate lawyers in Chambers’ 2024 guide.

Chambers USA is known for its rigorous and independent methodology. It is considered the “gold standard” for legal rankings, evaluating lawyers and law firms alike based on technical legal ability, client service, depth of team, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, and value for money. Rankings are not completed and released until Chambers’ full-time research staff conducts in-depth telephone and online interviews with clients and lawyers.

This year, just like last, Steve Brannock was ranked in “Band 1” for appellate practice, one of just 10 Florida lawyers to receive Chambers’ top billing. Clients described him as “one of the most well-respected, knowledgeable, and experienced attorneys in all of Florida.” Others commented on Steve’s “excellent judgment” and “clarity of thought,” adding that he “can distill cases to their essence in a way that is very impressive.”

Ceci Berman received similar accolades. In “Band 2” of the 2024 Chambers guide, clients described Ceci as a “fantastic appellate lawyer” and a “go-to for appellate work in Florida.” One even noted that she is “unsurpassed in her interest and insight into my case.”

For the second straight year, Phil Padovano was ranked in “Band 3,” with clients calling him “a guru of the practice.” In addition to his work on cases, clients singled out Phil’s “well-written and well-respected treaties, which are frequently cited in appellate opinions.”

Rounding out the firm’s individual rankings, Chambers recognized Tom Seider as an “up and comer.” The guide commented on Tom’s “particular strength in product liability cases,” with one client calling him simply “excellent.”

Overall, Chambers emphasized that “Brannock Berman & Seider is well regarded and extremely capable,” highlighting one client’s remark that the firm’s lawyers “are very impressive.”  Only six other law firms, of any size, made Chambers’ Florida appellate rankings.