2020 Best Lawyers in America – Barbara Hardy Luikart

Barbara Luikart

Barbara Hardy Luikart was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® in America 2020 for Real Estate Law.

Barbara and Anthony & Partners will appear in the Florida regional Best Lawyers publication for her ranking in Real Estate Law (published October 25th). Her listing can also be found in Best Lawyers in America reference book published annually.

American Bankruptcy Institute Board Announcement

American Bankruptcy Institute


I am pleased and humbled to have once again been selected for membership on the Advisory Board of the 2020 Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar. I have been fortunate enough to have Stephenie Anthony, a former law clerk for Judge Paskay, as my wife and law partner. I named my first-born son Alexander L. Anthony in his honor. Judge Paskay was truly the greatest and the Paskay Seminar is a tremendous tribute to him.

– John A. Anthony

John Anthony and Stephenie Anthony Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

John A. Anthony

Stephenie Biernacki

John A. Anthony and Stephenie B. Anthony Recognized as Florida Legal Elite


ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (June 24, 2019) – John A. Anthony and Stephenie B. Anthony, Anthony & Partners, LLC, Tampa, Florida were recently recognized in the 2019 edition of Florida Trend’sFlorida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,126 honorees includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys.

To compile the list, Florida Trend invited all actively practicing Florida lawyers to name the attorneys that they hold in highest regard – lawyers with whom they have personally worked and would recommend to others. The winner list represents just over 1% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

Florida Bar President John M. Stewart remarks, “The Florida Bar and its more than 106,000 members are meeting the challenge of adapting the practice of law with evolving technologies to better serve our clients and the public.  Lawyers from across our vast state, representing practices small and large, are embracing these efforts, which are making legal services more affordable to many and helping to close the justice gap. For the public and our profession, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite remains a reliable guide to Florida’s top legal talent, as recommended by their peers.”

“For the past 16 years, our 250,000 readers have turned to Florida Legal Elite as a guide to help select trusted legal partners to handle many crucial corporate assignments,” says Publisher David Denor. “This July issue provides a valuable resource for these readers, and  FloridaTrend.com offers an additional pathway to access this key information."

The entire Legal Elite roster, including Hall of Fame inductees and top Up and Comers, can be viewed at www.FloridaTrend.com/Legal-Elite.

You Can’t Handle the Truth

Teammates Stephenie and John Anthony presented “You Can’t Handle The Truth,” a seminar on expert witness testimony issues at the Annual Awards Banquet of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. Many thanks to Mark Bentley, the premier land use lawyer who invited them, and Jay Collins of the Hillsborough Planning Commission, a natural expert witness in the tradition of Jack Nicholson!

We are 2019 Florida Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Rising Stars have been announced:  Congratulations to Barbara Luikart (Real Estate) for being selected as a 2019 Florida Super Lawyer and Andrew Ghekas (Business Litigation) as a 2019 Florida Rising Star.  They will be listed in the June 2019 Super Lawyers Magazine and the July/August issue of Tampa Bay Magazine.  This is an honor reserved for attorneys who exhibit excellence in their field of practice.  We are very proud of Barbara and Andrew for being selected.

Barbara Luikart

2019 Super Lawyer

Barbara Luikart


Andrew Ghekas

2019 Florida Rising Star

Andrew Ghekas