The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that the following attorneys in the firm's Miami office have been named to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® list. 

For the 12th consecutive year, Virginia Easley Johnson, managing partner of the Miami office, has been recognized for her work in the area of Personal Injury Defense: Products. Firm partner Kevin O’Connor was recognized as a Super Lawyer for the tenth consecutive year in the area of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice. Recognized as a Rising Star for the first time is Eduardo J. Medina, for his work in the area of Personal Injury Defense: Products.

Also recognized posthumously is former colleague and friend Beranton J. Whisenant, Jr., honored as a 2017 Rising Star in the area of Personal Injury Defense-Products. Among his numerous professional accomplishments and peer recognition, Whisenant, Jr. was first named to the Rising Star list in 2009.

The Miami office of Foley & Mansfield, repeatedly named among Florida’s “Best Places to Work” provides a broad range of complex litigation defense services to regional and national companies in areas including construction, employment, environmental, medical malpractice, personal injury, professional liability, product liability, securities, and transportation.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. Rising Stars follows a similar process to recognize up-and-coming attorneys who are age 40 or younger, or who have been in practice for 10 years or less.