Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.

Four Henderson Franklin Attorneys Receive Recognition by the Best Lawyers in America®

Attorneys Thomas P. Clark, John A. Noland, David M. Platt and Bruce M. Stanely, Sr., selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009 (Copyright 2008 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.)

Fort Myers, FL, November 05, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that four stockholders were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009 (Copyright 2008 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.):

• Thomas P. Clark, Health Care Law
• John A. Noland, Commercial Litigation
• David M. Platt, Trusts and Estates
• Bruce M. Stanley, Sr., Personal Injury Litigation

Attorney Stanley will also be named one of "Fort Myers Area Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year" for 2009. The Best Lawyers in America® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Attorney Thomas Clark is board certified in both health and tax law. He concentrates his practice not only in health and tax law, but also in personal service organizations, acquisitions and mergers, corporate and partnership law, limited liability company law and business planning.

Attorney John Noland is chair of Henderson Franklin's Commercial Litigation division and general counsel to several corporate clients. His representation of these corporate clients includes not only business litigation, but also transactional work such financing and employment law. Mr. Noland is a past president of the Rotary Club Fort Myers and now serves as chairman of Lee Healthcare Resources. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar and currently is First Vice President of the Florida Bar Foundation.

With more than 25 years of experience, Attorney David Platt concentrates his practice in elder law, estate planning, estate and trust administration, as well as handles business entity formations and commercial transactions. He frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants and attorneys, and is an adjunct professor at the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. Attorney Platt currently serves on the board for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel Island and Lee Memorial Health System Foundation.

Attorney Bruce Stanley is also board certified in civil trial law and practices civil litigation of all types, with an emphasis on medical malpractice, aviation cases, products liability defense, and eminent domain. He lectures on risk management to health care groups and organizations. Attorney Stanley also has an agency practice dealing with licensing and disciplinary issues before the Florida Department of Health, involving the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathy, Podiatry and Nursing, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Department of Insurance and the Department of Agriculture.

Henderson Franklin is one of the largest law firms between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning and administration, family law, land use and environmental law, commercial and civil litigation, workers' compensation, employment law and real estate. One of the state's oldest firms, Henderson Franklin was founded in Fort Myers in 1924 and currently operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Sanibel Island. For more information on Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
Gail Lamarche