TAMPA, FL – 10-15-2018 (PRDistribution.com) — Mary Ann Stiles, JD, Attorney & Partner of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., has just recently been selected as Top Attorney of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala

With over 4 decades as a practicing attorney and professional experience in the Legal industry, Ms. Stiles has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success not only as a Partner for the largest minority-and women owned firm in the country, but Ms. Stiles also headed her own  law firm , Stiles, Taylor, & Grace, P.A., from  1982 to 2012..  Her areas of expertise include workers’ compensation, insurance defense, advocacy, and administrative, regulatory, and governmental relations. Mary Ann has been very exciting to watch and has an impressive repertoire of prior positions.  She served as General Counsel for the Associated Industries Insurance Company, Inc., Associated Industries Insurance Services, Inc., The Associated Industries Political Action Committee, the Associated Industries of Florida, Special Counsel of the Associated Industries of Florida, Vice President of the Associated Industries of Florida, Associate of Deschler, Reed & Crichfield, intern of the Subcommittee of Federal Procurement Practices through Senator Lawton Chiles of the US Senate, and was a legislative analyst for the Florida House of Representatives.  Ms. Stiles earned her Juris Doctorate from Antioch School of Law in 1978, her Associates of Arts degree from Hillsborough Community College  and her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 1975.The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Mary Ann for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  She is talented, bright, and is a highly regarded lawyer and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization.  We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this woman.”Throughout her illustrious career, Mary Ann has received many awards, accolades and featured in numerous publications for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the legal industry. Ms. Stiles was the first woman inducted into the Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Institute, Inc., Hall of Fame, and was honored as a Top Florida Attorney in the Wall Street Journal, Best Lawyers, Florida Trend Magazine, Tampa Business Journal, Tampa Bay Magazine, and Florida’s Women-Led Businesses, among others. For 2019, she is being considered for the Empowered Woman Award by the International Association of Top Professionals and to be featured in T.I.P Magazine (Top Industry Professional Magazine.) For 2018, she was selected as Top Attorney of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals.  For 2017 selected to be featured in Who’s Who of Professional Women and was honored as one of the Best Lawyers in America over numerous years.  In 2016 she was the recipient of the Legal Elite Award from Corporate America News.  In 2015 named Lawyer of the Year for Tampa Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers by Best Lawyers and in 2011 received the Circle of Gold for Outstanding Alumna from Florida State University. She was awarded the illustrious Leroy Collins Outstanding Alumni for Hillsborough Community College and was named to the Wall of Fame at her high school, King High School in Tampa, Florida. Also a testament to her success, Ms. Stiles was the first woman inducted to hold the title of fellow of the College on Workers’ Compensation from the American Bar Association since 2009.  She maintains her AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubble for more than 2 decades, and was named “Queen of Comp” by the Tampa Tribune.Aside from her successful career, Ms. Stiles also serves or has served- on numerous boards for various organizations.  She is a Board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, and an advisory Board member of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law.  She co-founded NWCDN in 2004 and was a board member, founding shareholder, and the chair of the advisory board of the Platinum Bank of Brandon.  She is a member of the Rules Committee on Workers’ Compensation for the Department of Administrative Hearing of the State of Florida, was  a member of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Task Force, and a board member and shareholder of Associated Reinsurance Brokers, Inc. Ms. Stiles is also a thriving entrepreneur who was  the Owner and President of Styles by Stiles, a shareholder and President of the 42nd Street Café & Bistro, the Director of Eclipse, Inc, and a shareholder and director of Six Stars Development Company of Florida, Inc.Looking back, Mary Ann attributes her success to her training, her perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and her passion for the law. When she is not working she enjoys boating, spending time with her family, reading and traveling. For the future, she will continue to grow as a professional and continue to fight to protect her clients’ rights any way she can.For more information on Mary Ann please visit:  www.qpwblaw.comAbout IAOTPThe International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.For More Information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com

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