David Oliver has been selected as both a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star and a Florida Trend Legal Elite Up & Comer for 2014.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Rising Stars.
Florida Trend invited all in-state members of the Florida Bar to participate in voting for Legal Elite. 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.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 2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.