TAMPA, Fla. – April 23, 2018 – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Jason P. Stearns and Robert A. Stines, Partners in the firm’s Tampa office and Litigation Practice Group, have been named by TAMPA Magazine as among its 2018 “Top Lawyers.” Mr. Stearns is listed for Litigation: Intellectual Property and Mr. Stines is recognized for Professional Malpractice Law: Defendants.
“We congratulate Jason and Robert on being selected as 2018 ‘Top Lawyers’ by TAMPA Magazine,” said Lawrence P. Ingram, a Freeborn Partner and Co-Leader of the firm’s Tampa office. “Jason and Robert’s accomplishments and leadership in their practice areas have earned them high praise from their peers in the Tampa market.”
A local lifestyle publication, TAMPA Magazine determines the “Top Lawyers” through anonymous surveys sent to more than 7,000 licensed lawyers throughout the Tampa area, asking them to nominate their peers whom they believe to be the “best” attorneys in each of 85 practice areas. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto the “Top Lawyer” list, and only lawyers nominated by their peers are eligible for consideration. TAMPA Magazine has published its “Top Lawyers” list since 2016.
Mr. Stearns practices in the area of complex commercial litigation. He has litigated several patent, copyright and trademark infringement claims in federal courts throughout the country. In addition, he represents clients in various industries with regard to contract, fraud, trade secret and other business disputes. Mr. Stearns received his J.D. (cum laude) from Stetson University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Valdosta State University.
Mr. Stines focuses his practice on business litigation, commercial disputes and professional liability defense. He has litigated contract disputes, products liability claims, legal malpractice lawsuits, unfair trade practices, employment agreements, shareholder disputes, restrictive covenants, healthcare matters, insurance professional malpractice and business torts. His clients cover a broad scope of industries, including banking, entertainment, healthcare and insurance. He received his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Stetson University College of Law and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University.
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