Best Lawyers 2021AUGUST 20, 2020 – Eight Icard Merrill attorneys have been selected for the 2021 list of The Best Lawyers in America®. Shareholders Thomas F. Icard, Jr. and William W. Merrill III were each named “Lawyer of the Year” in Sarasota. Icard was recognized in Construction Law, and Merrill in Land Use and Zoning Law. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.”

Icard Merrill attorneys selected for the 27th Edition of Best Lawyers are Charles J. Bartlett (Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation), Michael J. Furen (Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate), Thomas F. Icard, Jr. (Construction Law, Mediation), Robert G. Lyons (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs), William W. Merrill III (Administrative/Regulatory Law, Land Use and Zoning, Land Use and Zoning Litigation), and Jaime L. Wallace (Family Law).

In addition, two of the firm’s attorneys are listed in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to WatchAnthony J. Manganiello III (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs) and Jordan J. Riccardi (Real Estate).

The Best Lawyers in America listing is compiled following a rigorous selection process that includes peer nominations, a review of prior nominees, and the final selection by the Best Lawyers editors, who recognize the top 4% of practicing attorneys in the country. The 2021 Edition is based on more than eight million evaluations and recognizes just over 65,000 attorneys in 147 practice areas.

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Thomas Icard
Icard Lawyer of the Year
Bill Merrill
Merrill Lawyer of the Year