Five members of the law firm Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, are included in the 2014 edition of Florida Super Lawyers, and one has been named a Florida Rising Star. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual listing has a rigorous screening process and represents no more than five percent of attorneys in the state.
The Icard Merrill attorneys who were selected for this year’s print list include:
- Charles J. Bartlett
- Thomas F. Icard, Jr.
- Robert G. Lyons
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- Alyssa M. Nohren
Icard Merrill’s G. Matthew Brockway was recognized as a 2014 Florida Rising Star, in the practice area of Land Use and Zoning. This designation uses the same strenuous selection process as Super Lawyers but is reserved for candidates who are 40 years old and younger who have practiced for fewer than 10 years. Only 2.5% of lawyers in any state are named as a Rising Star.
Published as a part of the nationally distributed Super Lawyer Magazine, the Super Lawyers listing is intended to be a resource for legal counsel. Only lawyers who may be hired by the public are eligible for nomination. No one may purchase his or her way onto the listing. The lengthy selection process begins with peer nominations and includes independent third-party research. Each potential candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of achievement, with final selections made on a state level.
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, personal injury, 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.