SARASOTA, FL – Icard Merrill is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Shareholder Charles J. Bartlett was also named the Best Lawyers 2020 Real Estate Litigation “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." Bartlett was previously named Sarasota Construction Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in 2018.
Icard Merrill attorneys selected to the list of 2020 Best Lawyers are Charles J. Bartlett (Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate), Michael J. Furen (Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law), 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 Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning), and Jaime L. Wallace (Family Law ).
The Best Lawyers in America was first published in 1983 with the core mission of highlighting the top legal talent in America. The selection process is exhaustive. Nominated attorneys are divided by geographic region and practice areas, and are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise. The top attorneys exemplify a standard of excellence and influence. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed.