April 9, 2018

Maney | Gordon is pleased to announce that David Mitchell has been voted by his peers as the #1 Consumer Law attorney in the Tampa Bay area for the third consecutive year, and the #1 Healthcare and Insurance Litigation attorney in the Tampa Bay area for the second consecutive year, as reflected in the 2018 TopLawyers® List, published in the Tampa Magazine Top Lawyers Edition.

The 2018 TopLawyers® List identifies the Tampa Bay area’s 106 best lawyers covering 77 separate practice areas, which is voted upon and decided by all Tampa Bay area lawyers. The selection of the attorneys comprising the 2018 TopLawyers® List is purely peer-driven. Tampa Magazine mailed over 11,000 surveys to attorneys in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, using records obtained from the Florida Bar, and requested that the attorneys nominate their peers—who in their judgement are the best—in 77 separate practice areas, and return the surveys in anonymous prepaid return envelopes or through a secure online process. The votes from those surveys were then tallied, and the attorneys garnering the most peer endorsements in each respective practice area were selected to comprise the 2018 TopLawyers® List.

Florida is the nation’s third most populous state, and The Tampa Bay area is home to more than 3,000,000, making the Tampa Bay area one of the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, with annual growth rates that rank among the top 10 in the nation for metropolitan areas. Of the approximately 86,000 attorneys that are eligible to practice law in the state of Florida, over 11,000 of them currently practice right here in the Tampa Bay area. The 106 lawyers that were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 TopLawyers® List therefore represent the top 0.1% of attorneys practicing in their respective fields in one of the largest and fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation.

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March 30, 2018

At the conclusion of a week-long jury trial in the Southern District of Mississippi, Gulfport Division, David Mitchell successfully secured a jury verdict in favor of our client, a small business physical therapist, in a healthcare litigation case involving a claim that the Counter-Defendants, MultiPlan, Inc. (“MultiPlan”) and Private Healthcare Systems, Inc. (“PHCS”), which operated as preferred provider organizations (“PPOs”), orchestrated an unlawful billing discount scheme known as a “Silent PPO,” which resulted in the siphoning of significant sums of money from our client, as well as healthcare providers throughout the nation, by way of undisclosed business arrangements between the Counter-Defendants, other PPOs, middlemen, brokers, and workers’ compensation insurers. These entities then divide the money unlawfully diverted from providers and patients through a series of kickback payments.

The AMA estimates that healthcare providers nationwide are losing between $750 million and $3 billion dollars annually from this Silent PPO practice, without even being aware of it, and that patients are paying dearly as well, in terms of out-of-network deductibles being wrongfully applied.

Maney | Gordon encourages all healthcare providers to closely scrutinize their payments/explanations of payment to determine whether you are being subjected to this unlawful practice. If you have any questions, or if you determine that you are being victimized by this practice, feel free to contact us.

 

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February 5, 2018

Maney | Gordon is pleased to announce that attorneys David Mitchell and Rick Giglio have been selected to the 2018 Florida SuperLawyers® Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. This marks the third consecutive year in which David has been recognized as a SuperLawyers® Rising Star, and marks the first year in which Rick has been selected in this exclusive list. Please join us in congratulating David and Rick on their selections.

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July 28, 2017

Maney | Gordon is pleased to announce that David Mitchell has been selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.

Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

Each of the distinguished Top 40 under 40 members strives to encompass the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best lawyers in America.  It is The National Trial Lawyers’ mission to promote a unique and professional networking opportunity for young lawyers, while developing progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury. Learn more at http://www.thenationaltriallawyers.org/ntl-groups/top-40-under-40/

Please join us in congratulating David on his selection.

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April 10, 2017

Maney | Gordon is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, David Mitchell has been voted the #1 Consumer Law attorney in the Tampa Bay area by his peers, as reflected in the 2017 TopLawyers® List, published in the Tampa Magazine Top Lawyers Edition. David was also voted the #1 Healthcare and Insurance Litigation attorney in the Tampa Bay area for 2017 in this year’s TopLawyers® List.

The 2017 TopLawyers List identifies 105 of the Tampa Bay area’s best lawyers covering 87 separate practice areas, which is voted upon and decided by all Tampa Bay area lawyers. The selection of the attorneys comprising the 2017 TopLawyers List is purely peer-driven. Tampa Magazine mailed close to 11,000 surveys to attorneys in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, using records obtained from the Florida Bar, and requested that the attorneys nominate their peers—who in their judgement are the best—in 87 separate practice areas, and return the surveys in anonymous prepaid return envelopes. The votes from those surveys were then tallied, and the attorneys garnering the most peer endorsements in each respective practice area were selected to comprise the 2017 TopLawyers List.

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January 10, 2017

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We are pleased to announce that David Mitchell has been selected to the 2017 Florida SuperLawyers® Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. This marks consecutive years in which David has been recognized as a SuperLawyers® Rising Star. Please join us in congratulating David on his selection.

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March 15, 2016

Maney | Gordon is pleased to announce that David Mitchell has been voted the #1 Consumer Law attorney in the Tampa Bay area by his peers, as reflected in the 2016 TopLawyers® List, published in the Tampa Magazine Top Lawyers Edition.

The 2016 TopLawyers List identifies 132 of the Tampa Bay area’s best lawyers covering 87 separate practice areas, which is voted upon and decided by all Tampa Bay area lawyers. The selection of the attorneys comprising the 2016 TopLawyers List is purely peer-driven. Tampa Magazine mailed close to 11,000 surveys to attorneys in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, using records obtained from the Florida Bar, and requested that the attorneys nominate their peers—who in their judgement are the best—in 87 separate practice areas, and return the surveys in anonymous prepaid return envelopes. The votes from those surveys were then tallied, and the attorneys garnering the most peer endorsements in each respective practice area were selected to comprise the 2016 TopLawyers List.

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January 11, 2016

We are pleased to announce that David Mitchell has been selected to the 2016 Florida SuperLawyers® Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

SuperLawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes:

• Peer nominations

• Independent research by SuperLawyers

• Evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys

The objective of SuperLawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in SuperLawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country, as well as in the Florida SuperLawyers Digital Magazine.

Please join us in congratulating David on his selection. For more information about SuperLawyers, go to SuperLawyers.com.