AUGUST 17, 2023 – Icard Merrill is pleased to announce that twelve of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Shareholder Thomas F. Icard, Jr. was named by Best Lawyers as the 2024 Construction “Lawyer of the Year” in Sarasota. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year.” Icard was previously honored as Sarasota Construction “Lawyer of the Year” in 2021.
Icard Merrill attorneys selected to the 30th edition of Best Lawyers are G. Matthew Brockway (Real Estate), Drew Clayton (Securities Litigation), Thomas F. Icard, Jr. (Construction, Mediation), Robert G. Lyons (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs), Bianca N. Manos (Family Law), William W. Merrill III (Administrative/ Regulatory Law, Land Use and Zoning, Land Use and Zoning Litigation), Robert E. Messick (Real Estate), Alyssa M. Nohren (Real Estate Litigation), Stephen D. Rees, Jr. (Land Use and Zoning), and Jaime L. Wallace (Family Law).
In addition, two of the firm’s attorneys are included in the fourth edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: Bradley J. Ellis (Construction, Land Use and Zoning) and Jordan J. Riccardi (Real Estate).
Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize excellence in legal practice. Inclusion is based on comprehensive peer-review surveys, which this year, comprised of more than 16.1 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Lawyers are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.