Three Ward Damon Attorneys Named 2017 “SUPER LAWYERS” And Another Named RISING STAR

Jun 2017

West Palm Beach, Fla. (June 14, 2017) – Attorneys I. Jeffrey Pheterson, Michael J Posner and Sally Still of Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm primarily serving South Florida, have been named Super Lawyers for 2017. Super Lawyers also selected Ward Damon associate Dane Leitner as a 2017 Rising Star. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have obtained high degrees of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only five percent of attorneys in Florida are recognized with this distinction and only 2.5 percent of attorneys are selected to Rising Stars.

I. Jeffrey Pheterson serves as co-managing partner of Ward Damon. For over 35 years, Pheterson has focused his practice on the areas of labor and employment law, business and corporate law, complex commercial litigation, healthcare law, administrative law, and probate litigation. He is a trustee and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bethesda Memorial Hospital and a trustee of Bethesda Health, Inc. Pheterson is also a founding member of Palm Beach Angels, an organization that funds local start-up companies, as well as a founding member of the Palm Beach Wine Auction.

Michael J Posner is also a partner at Ward Damon and is Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law. For over 30 years, Posner has specialized in residential and commercial real estate transactions, construction loan transactions, real estate litigation, title insurance matters, business and corporate law, homeowners and condominium association representation, intellectual property law, and probate and estate planning. He is the foreclosure commissioner for U.S. Housing and Urban Development, special magistrate for the Village of Wellington Code Enforcement Board and the City of Parkland, and he is an honorably discharged veteran, United States Air Force. He also provides expert testimony on real estate matters.

Sally Still is a partner at Ward Damon and is Florida Bar Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law. She focuses on helping business owners comply with the laws that govern their companies, and also works in the area of commercial litigation, representing businesses in commercial disputes in state and federal courts and those involving agency regulatory matters. She regularly defends companies are sued under the FLSA, defends Department of Labor administrative audits, and proactively advises clients on policies and practices that can reduce the risk of future litigation. Still is past President of the Federal Bar Association's Palm Beach County Chapter (2015-16) and recently graduated from the Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2017.

Dane Leitner joined Ward Damon in 2012 and concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, marital and family law, and real estate law including condominium and homeowner association law. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Leitner received his B.S. from Florida State University and his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University. He served on the hYPe Steering Council for the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, is a board member of the Palm Beach County Young Lawyers section, and a member of the Young Friends of the Kravis Center.


About Ward Damon

Ward Damon is an AV-rated, multi-disciplined law firm serving the legal needs of its clients and community since 1987. Ward Damon represents businesses and individuals through legal counseling, transactional work and litigation in federal and state courts. The firm has offices in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter/Juno Beach and Stuart. For more information, visit www.warddamon.com or call 561.842.3000.

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