Woodrow Pollack and Fred Werdine Named Top Lawyers in TAMPA Magazine's 2021 List

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Woodrow Pollack and Fred Werdine Named Top Lawyers in TAMPA Magazine's 2021 List

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Woodrow “Woody” Pollack and Fred Werdine, partners in the firm’s Tampa office, have been recognized in TAMPA Magazine’s 2021 Top Lawyers List.

Recognized in TAMPA Magazine’s Top Lawyers List since 2019, Woody was recognized among 2021’s top attorneys in two practice areas, Copyright Law and Information Technology Law. For the second consecutive year, Fred was recognized in the Top Lawyers list as a practitioner in Eminent Domain/Condemnation Law.

The attorneys selected for TAMPA Magazine’s Top Lawyers List have been rated by their peers as lawyers with the highest level of ethical standards and professional excellence. The 2021 Top Lawyers List was compiled from nearly 11,000 surveys sent to active Florida Bar attorneys in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. These local attorneys were asked to nominate their peers for recognition in 87 separate practice areas as this year’s Top Lawyers.

About Woodrow “Woody” H. Pollack

Woodrow “Woody” Pollack is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group.  Woody is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by The Florida Bar.  He focuses his practice on litigating complex patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. He litigates matters in state and federal courts as well as patent validity issues before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  He also counsels clients extensively in developing patent and trademark portfolios. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Woody has been regularly recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Woody also serves on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Business Law Section.  He has chaired its Intellectual Property Committee, and currently serves as the statewide chair of its Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Task Force. Woody is currently one of only nine lawyers in Florida who serves on the Intellectual Property Board Certification Committee.

About Fred S. Werdine

Fred Werdine is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Fred focuses exclusively in the areas of eminent domain, condemnation, inverse condemnation and property rights litigation. With more than 30 years of experience, Fred has represented property and business owners throughout the state of Florida when the government has sought to take their property. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, also recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. For a sample list of cases that Fred has handled as lead counsel, click here.


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