(Southwest Florida) — The firm of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. is pleased to announce that Martindale-Hubbell® has recognized attorney J. Geoffrey Pflugner with its highest AV Preeminent rating. Together with Mr. Pflugner, the firm currently has 15 attorneys who have this prestigious designation.
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are generated through anonymous evaluations by members of state bar associations and the Judiciary. They are meant to provide an objective indicator of a lawyer’s ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys are rated in the following categories: Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.
Mike Walsh, President and CEO, U.S. Legal Markets at LexisNexis said, “The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have remained the most prestigious and widely respected lawyer rating system in the world for over a hundred years.”
Mr. Pflugner is a shareholder at Icard Merrill and has been part of the firm since 1987. He maintains a statewide practice concentrating in all areas of real estate law and has extensive experience in many other fields of law, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. As a complement to his real estate practice, Mr. Pflugner is an authorized title agent for multiple title insurance underwriters. He is the general counsel for the Sarasota County Property Appraiser and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of First United Methodist Church.
About Icard Merrill
The law firm of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., was founded in 1953 in Sarasota. From its establishment over 60 years ago, Icard Merrill has progressively grown and expanded as Southwest Florida has grown, and currently has office locations in Lakewood Ranch and Punta Gorda as well as its headquarters in Sarasota. Icard Merrill is a full-service law firm offering business, commercial and construction litigation, real estate, land use, family law, probate, and tax and estate planning services. For more information about Icard Merrill, call (941) 366-8100 or visit icardmerrill.com.