Within the professional legal arena, there are a variety of statewide and national publications and organizations that rank both lawyers and law firms for stellar service in the delivery of legal services to clients.  The following reflect recent accolades received.

2020 Best Lawyers US News

Best Law Firms/US News & World Report

In its recent national law firm survey, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America have ranked Thomas & LoCicero among the top law firms in Tampa. The firm received a national ranking for the practice of First Amendment Litigation. Thomas & LoCicero received four regional rankings for Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation and First Amendment Litigation.

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Best Lawyers in America

Five partners at Thomas & LoCicero have received the prestigious honor of being named Best Lawyers in America 2018, including Gregg D. Thomas, Carol Jean LoCicero, James B. Lake, Dana J. McElroy and James J. McGuire. In addition, two of our partners have been designated a 2018 Lawyer of the Year in their respective area of practice expertise: James B. Lake as Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer of the Year and James J. McGuire as Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year.

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Florida Trend Legal Elite

For 14 years, Florida Trend, the prestigious statewide business publication in the Sunshine State, presents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers. The lawyers listed exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and have garnered the respect and esteem of their colleagues throughout the state. One of our founding partners, Gregg D. Thomas, is a member of the prestigious Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame. Other partners ranked by Florida Trend Legal Elite include Susan Tillotson Bunch, James B. Lake, Dana J. McElroy and James J. McGuire.

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Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated

Martindale-Hubbell has conducted peer review ratings of lawyers for 50 years. The Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent 5.0 Rating is the highest achievement a lawyer can receive in this national ranking. Thomas & LoCicero is proud to have seven lawyers with this designation.

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Super Lawyers

Florida Super Lawyers is a statewide rating service of attorneys that is held by only 5% of the state’s attorneys. The process includes balloting, blue ribbon panel review and independent research. The following partners at Thomas & LoCicero are designated as Florida Super Lawyers: Gregg D. Thomas, Carol Jean LoCicero, Susan Tillotson Bunch, James B. Lake, Dana J. McElroy and James J. McGuire. In addition, associate Jon M. Philipson is designated among Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars.



Thomas & LoCicero is proud to be a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). This non-profit trade association is comprised of minority and women owned law firms whose mission is to improve diversity within the legal profession. NAMWOLF promotes the engaging of women and minority owned law firms to corporations and public entities who are interested in diversifying their outside law firm ranks.