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Quarles & Brady Listed in Florida Trend’s Florida’s Best Companies to Work For 2012

NAPLES, FLA. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that the Firm's Florida offices have been listed in the fourth annual Florida's Best Companies to Work For 2012 by Florida Trend magazine and Best Companies Group.

The Best Companies To Work For in Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council. To be considered for participation, companies or government entities must employ at least 15 workers in Florida and have been in operation at least one year. Companies that chose to participate underwent an evaluation of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The process also included a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

One-hundred companies were recognized and separated into three groups - large companies of 250 or more U.S. employees, midsized companies of 50 to 249 U.S. employees and small companies of fewer than 50 U.S. workers. Quarles & Brady was listed in the large category. All winners will be published in the August 2012 issue of Florida Trend.

"We are really honored to receive this award. We've been delivering great local services in Florida for over 30 years with the help of our team. Knowing that they enjoy working for the firm is an added benefit," said T. Robert BullochNaples Office Managing Partner.

"Quarles & Brady would not be the firm it is today had it not been for our employees. We are extremely fortunate to have talented and committed employees who enjoy working for our firm," said Kimberly Leach JohnsonTampa Office Managing Partner.

"One thing that distinguishes best companies everywhere is their ability to hire effectively. So for our coverage this year we focused on how Florida's Best Companies go about identifying and choosing their workers," says Mark Howard, executive editor. "Hard skills are clearly important, but the companies we talked to generally put a lot of emphasis on other things as well - how well a worker will fit into the company's culture, for example. And in deciding whether to hire someone, they frequently involve as many of their current employees as possible."

For a list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For in Florida, please click here.

About Florida Trend 
Florida Trend magazine provides excellent, forward-looking, and in-depth reporting on business, finance and public policy in Florida. Florida Trend reaches more than 250,000 business executives, government officials and civic leaders. In addition, the magazine's website reaches approximately 80,000 unique visitors monthly.

About Best Companies Group 
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners to establish and manage "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies" and "Best Employers" programs. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill.; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The Firm offers an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the Firm may be found at, and on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.