On July 12, 2023, Thomas & LoCicero partner James J. McGuire was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court as a member of the Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Contract & Business Cases.
The Committee is responsible for preparing standard jury instructions to be used in Florida state courts for various contract and business trials, including defamation cases. “I’m excited to be involved in this important work,” Mr. McGuire stated, “particularly because the Florida Standard Jury Instructions on Defamation Cases are in need of substantial revision and correction.”
I’m excited to be involved in this important work, particularly because the Florida Standard Jury Instructions on Defamation Cases are in need of substantial revision and correction.James McGuire
Mr. McGuire is a litigation partner in TLo’s Tampa office, focusing on business litigation, First Amendment issues, and trademark law. His appointment to the Committee is for a three-year term running through June 30, 2026.
With offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Thomas & LoCicero is a Florida law firm that is widely known, respected and committed to free speech and a free press. The firm represents leading electronic and traditional publishers. Thomas & LoCicero also counsels clients in a variety of industries in intellectual property, marketing and advertising matters and litigates business, defamation, trademark, copyright and privacy cases.