Fourteen attorneys at the law firm of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., have earned the highest available rating through a peer review process that is managed and monitored by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell ® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ provide an objective indicator of a lawyer’s ethical standards and professional ability. Rankings are generated through evaluations by members of The Florida Bar and the Judiciary in the United States and Canada. The attorneys are rated in the following categories: Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.
The Icard Merrill attorneys who have received Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV Pre-Eminent” rating include:
• Charles J. Bartlett
Practice Areas: Business Law; Commercial Litigation; General Practice; Trial Practice; Foreclosure Law; Commercial Real Estate Law
• Michael J. Furen
Practice Areas: Land Use Law; Real Property Law; Administrative Law; Governmental Law; Environmental Law
• Michael L. Foreman
Practice Areas: Real Property Law; Probate Law; Guardianship Law; Estate Planning Law; Trust Administration Law
• Arthur D. Ginsburg
Practice Areas: Marital Law; Family Law
• F. Thomas Hopkins
Practice Areas: Real Estate Law; Trusts and Estates; Business Law
• Thomas F. Icard, Jr.
Practice Areas: Construction; Commercial Litigation; Mediation; Arbitration
• Todd D. Kaplan
Practice Areas: Tax Law; Business and Corporate Law; Estate Planning
• Robert G. Lyons
Practice Areas: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice;
• William W. Merrill, III
Practice Areas: Environmental Law; Zoning, Planning and Land Use Law; Administrative Law; Real Estate Law; Real Property Law
• Robert E. Messick
Practice Areas: Real Property Law; Banking Law; Creditor Bankruptcy Law; Commercial Law; Trial Practice; Business Law
• Alyssa M. Nohren
Practice Areas: Real Estate Law; Manufactured and Mobile Home Law; Real Estate Litigation
• J. Geoffrey Pflugner
Practice Areas: Real Estate Law; Business and Corporate Law; Governmental Law; Tax Law; Zoning, Planning and Development
• Jaime L. Wallace
Practice Area: Family Law and Divorce
• Richard S. Webb, IV
Practice Areas: Business Law; Real Property; Mobile Home Law
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About Icard Merrill
Icard, Merrill was founded in 1953 in Sarasota. The firm has grown along with Southwest Florida and now also has offices in Lakewood Ranch and Punta Gorda, offering expertise in business, banking, commercial and construction law and related litigation, personal injury, real estate, land use, family law, probate, tax and estate planning. The firm has a strong commitment to the communities it serves, with members involved in numerous civic and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, education, health and human services. In 2010, the firm received the Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation for significant contributions of legal services to the indigent and to charitable groups on a pro bono basis. For more information about Icard Merrill, call (941) 366-8100 or visit icardmerrill.com.