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Since 1980, Faiella and Gulden, P.A., has been practicing mainly litigation in Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee. We concentrate on the representation of victims of medical negligence. Because of our focus and dogged work ethic, we’ve managed to be quite successful. Here are some of our accolades:

Membership in The Inner Circle of Advocates

This invitation-only group is limited to 100 members in the United States—the very best of the best plaintiff lawyers. Elizabeth H. Faiella of Faiella & Gulden, P.A., is proud to be a member.
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Board-Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)

Elizabeth H. Faiella was nationally board-certified in 1984 by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Law. Formerly the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, this non-profit organization was founded in 1977.
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Profiled in Orlando Style Magazine

Peter J. Gulden III was featured in Orlando Style Magazine in 2014 in a profile of Orlando’s Legal Elite. He discussed his work as a medical malpractice attorney, and why he does the work he does.

Selected for inclusion by Super Lawyers®

Elizabeth was selected for inclusion as a Medical Malpractice attorney and as a General Personal Injury attorney, from 2009–2012 and 2014–2017. Super Lawyers® is a rating service that ranks outstanding lawyers through nominations, peer evaluations, and independent research.
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Peer Reviewed on

Both Elizabeth Faiella and her son Peter Gulden have been favorably reviewed on, a lawyer ranking and peer review website that works to connect potential clients with skilled attorneys.
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American Registry’s America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% (2014–present)

Elizabeth H. Faiella has been recognized as one of America’s Most Honored Professionals. This award from American Registry takes into account repeated, authenticated, publicized honors from the press, peers, trade groups, and clients over a five year period. Ms. Faiella was in the inaugural group of professionals honored with this award, in the Top 5% for 2011–2012.
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Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell

Since 2010, Elizabeth Faiella has been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest legal information service in the United States, founded in 1868. This honor comes from a combination of peer reviews, ethical standing, and in-depth research.
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Membership in Million Dollar Advocates Forum

These are the top trial lawyers in America, who win million-dollar settlements and verdicts for their clients. Elizabeth Hawthorne Faiella of Winter Park, Florida, is one of them.
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Membership in Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Peter J. Gulden III is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization with membership limited to attorneys who have won or settled cases for millions of dollars.
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Past Chair of American Trial Lawyers Association’s Women’s Caucus (ATLA)

In addition to chairing the Women’s Caucus, Elizabeth H. Faiella has served as a lecturer, panelist, workshop leader, and author, nationwide, since 1981; lecturing on such topics as Voir Dire, Opening Statements, Cross-Examination, and Closing Arguments.

Named “Top Woman Lawyer” by Orlando Home & Leisure

In 1980, only 8% of practicing attorneys were female. Orlando Home & Leisure, along with Martindale-Hubbell, decided to recognize the very best female attorneys. Ms. Faiella was named to this list for Premises Liability in 2011, and Litigation in 2012.

One of Orlando’s Top Lawyers

As published in Orlando Life magazine, Elizabeth was given the title “Orlando Top Lawyer” for 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014. These peer-rated lawyers had the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence in the Orlando area!

Members of the Florida State Bar

Since she was first licensed in 1976, Elizabeth H. Faiella has been an active member of the Florida State Bar. She is board-certified in Civil Trial Law and has been since 1983. Peter J. Gulden III is also an active member, and has been since his licensing in 2005.
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Licensed to Practice in District of Columbia

In addition to being able to practice law in Florida’s state and federal courts, Peter J. Gulden III is qualified to practice law in Washington, D.C.
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American Society of Bioethics and Humanities

Peter Gulden is a member of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities.
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American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics

Peter Gulden is a member of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.
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In The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

Peter J. Gulden III is a member of this invitation-only group, which consists of premier trial lawyers from each state or region. Being chosen by this organization is a multi-phase process, and it focuses on “superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile.”
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Member of The Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association

Both Elizabeth H. Faiella and Peter J. Gulden are members of this invitation-only specialty group, established by the National Trial Lawyers organization. Membership is limited to the top 25 trial lawyers in each state, and based on reputation, achievements, and board certification in medical malpractice.
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Member of the Florida Justice Association

When you want to make sure victims are getting justice, you need to get local. Elizabeth and Peter are active members of the Florida Justice Association, whose mission is to represent average citizens in the Florida Legislature and the courtroom. As medical malpractice attorneys, we couldn’t agree more, and do everything we can to promote our clients’ interests.
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Member of American Association for Justice

Elizabeth and Peter are proud members of the American Association for Justice, an organization formed specifically for and by trial lawyers. Founded in 1946, the AAJ is dedicated to justice through holding corporations accountable, advocating for fairness in American courts, and educating fellow lawyers in how to provide the best service to their clients.
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Better Business Bureau "A+"

Faiella & Gulden, P.A. is a Better Business Bureau "A+" rated law firm. Businesses are graded based on 16 elements including: Time in Business, Competency Licensing and Background Information.
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Best Lawyers: The Best Lawyers in America Honoree

Faiella & Gulden, P.A. is recognized by Best Lawyers. This honor, based entirely on peer review, designates our firm as a trusted source of legal excellence.
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Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer

Peter has been named one of Lawdragon's 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, a recognition of his tenacity and success in seeking restitution for those most in need.
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