William W. Merrill III, a senior shareholder at Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., has been named the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Administrative/Regulatory Law in the Tampa area (including Sarasota and Bradenton) by The Best Lawyers in America. As one of the oldest and most respected peer review publications in the legal profession, Best Lawyers produces its annual list based on nearly four million confidential evaluations of lawyers by their peers across the country. A single lawyer in each practice area representing each community is further honored as a “Lawyer of the Year.”
A shareholder at the firm since 1990, Mr. Merrill maintains a nationally recognized practice in land use, planning, transportation and environmental law, including representation of both developers and public sector clients. He has received the highest “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007. He graduated law school from the University of Florida and is a published author and regular speaker on topics relating to land use and growth management. Mr. Merrill currently serves as board chair of United Way Suncoast and president of the Argus Foundation, and he is a past president of the Sarasota County Bar Association.
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.