ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (June 22, 2017) – Attorneys Carlos R. Arias, Sonia A. Bosinger, Laura M. Ballard, and Adam W. Carls of Arias Bosinger, PLLC were recognized in the 2017 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The recognition marks the second consecutive year Carlos R. Arias and Sonia A. Bosinger have been awarded this distinction.

Now in its 14th year, Florida Legal Elite presents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers. The 1,080 lawyers listed here exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and by so doing, have garnered the respect and esteem of their colleagues.

Voting for this year’s Legal Elite attorneys began in October 2016 when Florida Trend invited all in-state members of the Florida Bar to participate. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Voters were also asked to name three “up and coming” attorneys, and in a separate category, outstanding attorneys working in the government and non-profit sectors.

Each lawyer was given a score based on the number of votes he or she received, with more weight given to votes from outside the firm. Only lawyers who are currently licensed and practicing in Florida were eligible for selection.

The list of top vote-getters was further examined using membership status and histories provided by the Florida Bar. A panel of previous Legal Elite winners, representing different practice areas in cities across the state, reviewed the selection process and the list of finalists.

The resulting lists represent fewer than 1.5% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

The entire Legal Elite report can be viewed at www.FloridaTrend.com/Legal-Elite.