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Honors and Awards

Kirsten Doolittle was selected to Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite Up and Comers in 2010 and again in 2012. Florida Trend’s Legal Elite names the top 1,170 attorneys who have earned the trust and endorsement of their peers — those who know their work best. Legal Elite is a prestigious roster representing 1.9% of the approximately 61,500 active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.


Kirsten Doolittle is the recipient of the coveted Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating in Labor and Employment and Litigation and Administrative Law, the highest rating possible for legal expertise and ethical conduct. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has provided more than 100 years of authoritative information on the global legal profession. Martindale’s Peer Review Ratings demonstrate a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics. It reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.


On August 21, 2013, Mayor Alvin Brown appointed seventeen persons, including Ms. Doolittle, to the Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force, whose mission was to examine the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund and make recommendations concerning its future and the design of and funding for pension benefits for Jacksonville police and firefighters. The Task Force was comprised of community leaders committed to Jacksonville’s future who reviewed the proposed public safety pension reform agreement, sought input from stakeholders and other interested citizens, and made recommendations on how the City should proceed. The Task Force completed its work on March 19, 2014, and on that date unanimously adopted its Report for delivery to the Mayor, the City Council President and the Administrator of the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund.


Kirsten Doolittle has been honored for excellence as one of North America’s Top Attorneys. Lawyers recognized for excellence have remarkable professional accomplishments, great peer evaluations and more. Over 1 million North American lawyers work in businesses, government, and privately in solo practices and firms, large and small. Of the very small percentage of lawyers who are ever publicly recognized for excellence, just a handful have been selected as a North American Top Attorney. Kirsten Lea Doolittle is considered to be one of the best and has achieved this hard-earned recognition.


Kirsten Doolittle received an Avvo Rating of “Excellent”. The Avvo Rating is used to evaluate a lawyer’s background, based on the information known about the lawyer. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer’s profile, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition – all factors that, in our opinion, are relevant to assessing a lawyer’s qualifications.


Kirsten Doolittle is a Leadership Jacksonville alumnus, Class of 2014. Leadership Jacksonville is a year-long program that explores the dynamics of an urban society, analyzes major areas of community concern, facilitates the development of leadership capacities and promotes a network of community trustees.  The program is developed and shaped by teams of Leadership Jacksonville alumni and staff. Selection for each year’s class is highly competitive.  Criteria for selection include demonstrated or emerging leadership skills, active involvement in the community and a willingness to invest the time and energy required by the program.

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