Talented and experienced litigators. Thomas & LoCicero PL, with offices in Tampa and South Florida, is a team of highly skilled and experienced lawyers who routinely assist businesses and individuals in diverse litigation matters, including media law, commercial litigation, trademark and copyright infringement, defamation, invasion of privacy, antitrust, unfair competition, and mediation. But we also strive to ensure that our clients receive the best legal advice to avoid litigation. This means that we regularly counsel publishers, advertisers, website hosts, trademark and copyright owners, and sponsors of promotional sweepstakes and contests on matters ranging from licensing to registration to compliance. In sum, we represent a wide range of national, regional, and local clients across a diverse landscape of legal issues.
Thomas & LoCicero helps defend NBCUniversal against Zimmerman claims
A Florida trial court granted summary judgment in favor of NBCUniversal and all individual defendants on claims of defamation and emotional distress brought by George Zimmerman stemming from NBC's report of Zimmerman's 911 call to police after he shot Trayvon Martin. The court found Zimmerman was a public figure when the news reports aired and determined he could not establish NBC broadcast its reports with actual malice. TLo attorneys Gregg Thomas and Rachel Fugate collaborated with Susan Weiner and Hilary Lane of NBC and Lee Levine and Gayle Sproul of Levine Sullivan Koch and Schulz LLP to successfully represent the NBC defendants.
Best Lawyers in America has selected three Thomas & LoCicero attorneys for inclusion in its 21st Edition. Gregg D. Thomas has been selected every year since 1991. Carol Jean LoCicero was selected for the eighth consecutive year. Dana Jane McElroy was selected for the third consecutive year. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 5.5 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys across the country.Florida Trend has named three Thomas & LoCicero attorneys to the 2014 Legal Elite. Gregg Thomas, who is a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame, has been recognized every year since 2004. Attorneys Jim Lake and Jim McGuire were each selected for the 6th time.
Thomas & LoCicero is proud to announce that seven TLo attorneys were selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Florida Edition 2014. Congratulations to Gregg Thomas, Carol LoCicero, Susan Bunch, Jim Lake, Jim McGuire, Rachel Fugate & Deanna Shullman. Two TLo associates were also selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Florida Rising Star Edition 2014. Congratulations to Allison Lovelady and Ana-Klara Anderson. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.