Tampa/Jacksonville, Fla. – Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin Shareholders Russell S. Buhite, Michael J. DeCandio and Michael J. Obringer have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for 2015.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Selections are based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 52,000 leading attorneys cast approximately 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.
Russell S. Buhite serves as the managing attorney of the firm’s Tampa office. He has dedicated his career to law, focusing on ERISA matters as well as life, health and disability insurance coverage litigation. His workload is also dedicated to the professional liability defense of agents, brokers, attorneys, appraisers, engineers and other professionals in alleged errors and omissions claims in both the state and federal courts.
Mr. Buhite is recognized as AV® Preeminent™ by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and has been named in The Best Lawyers in America© annually since 2011. He was selected in the field of Litigation – ERISA.
Michael J. DeCandio, a shareholder in the firm’s Jacksonville office, concentrates his practice in the defense of construction and design professionals. Additionally, he defends both products and premises liability as well as trucking cases. He has tried almost 100 cases to verdict. He is a former assistant state attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida for Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties.
Mr. DeCandio has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Since 2012, he has been named in The Best Lawyers in America© annually for the practice area of Professional Malpractice Law.
Michael J. Obringer, a shareholder in the firm’s Jacksonville office, has devoted more than 25 years to insurance defense litigation in the form of professional liability and products liability matters. He has represented doctors, dentists, hospitals and their employees in malpractice suits and claims brought against them. In the products liability arena, he focuses on cases where there is catastrophic damage or serious injury or death.
Also rated AV® Preeminent™ by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Obringer was named the Jacksonville “2014 Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Defendants’ Medical Malpractice Law by Best Lawyers in America© as well as Jacksonville “Lawyer of the Year” for defendants’ personal injury litigation by Best Lawyers in America© in 2013.
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About Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, founded in 1962 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, is a civil defense litigation law firm that represents and advises insurers, self-insured businesses and professionals in a wide range of professional liability, casualty, health law, employment and workers’ compensation matters. With more than 470 attorneys in 20 offices throughout PA, NJ, DE, OH, NY & FL, Marshall Dennehey is uniquely positioned to assist clients in both avoiding litigation, as well as providing them with a vigorous defense in the event of claims and suits made against them. For more information, please visit www.marshalldennehey.com.