George Guerra Named Commercial Litigation-Securities Lawyer of the Year by U.S. News and World Report



Guerra King P.L., a Tampa Florida firm whose practice is focused on financial services litigation, commercial litigation, and white collar defense, is pleased to announce that one of its founding shareholders, George L. Guerra, was recognized by U.S. News and World Report by his inclusion in the 21st edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” Mr. Guerra was recognized in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, and Litigation – Securities. In addition, Mr. Guerra was named Best Lawyers’ 2014-2015 Tampa Litigation – Securities “Lawyer of the Year.”

Burt Wiand, Chairman of Guerra King, noted that “this recognition of George Guerra as a leading securities litigator in Florida is well deserved and acknowledges the outstanding accomplishments of George’s lengthy career in representing financial services clients.” In 2014, Mr. Guerra was successful before the Supreme Court of the State of Florida in overturning lower court decisions that held that statutes of limitation did not apply in arbitration. This decision had a profound impact in the financial services industry that relies upon arbitrations to resolve disputes among its members, as well as disputes with customers. It was of similar impact for commerce in general in the State of Florida, where arbitration is becoming a more and more common method of dispute resolution. Also during the last year, Mr. Guerra achieved significant victories for clients involving claims of investment advisor misconduct, as well as claims against broker-dealer clients.

The recognition by “Best Lawyers” is also an acknowledgment of the esteem members of the legal profession and members of the financial services industry have for George Guerra’s knowledge, skill in resolving complex litigation, and guiding clients in the conduct of their heavily-regulated business affairs.

Other lawyers of Guerra King were also included in the new edition of “Best Lawyers in America”.  Eight lawyers were named, including all seven of Guerra King’s founding shareholders: Burton W. Wiand (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation); Peter B. King (Commercial Litigation); Katherine C. Donlon (Commercial Litigation); Elaine Rice (Commercial Litigation); Gianluca Morello (Commercial Litigation), and Michael Lamont (Commercial Litigation). W. Donald Cox, Of Counsel for the firm, was also recognized (Commercial Litigation). The areas of practice for which the GK lawyers were recognized can be reviewed at:  Best Lawyers


Guerra King was founded in November of 2009 and the firm itself has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Law Firm for Commercial Litigation in the Tampa area each year since its inception.