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2024 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Announced

Six lawyers from Thomas & LoCicero have been named to the 2024 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The Thomas & LoCicero attorneys honored this year, and their practice areas, are: Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer…

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TLo secures dismissal of defamation lawsuit with prejudice, citing Florida’s litigation privilege

Agreeing with arguments from Thomas & LoCicero, a federal judge dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit asserting defamation claims against two law firms over statements they made in a separate case.  As the Court explained, “protecting these statements from liability is necessary to safeguard the truth-seeking function of the adversarial system.” The defamation claims arose from…

Stagecoaches or newspapers? Jim Lake assesses issues in U.S. Supreme Court social media cases

In a Florida Law Review article, TLo’s Jim Lake examines the U.S. Supreme Court’s pending cases concerning Florida and Texas social media law, including labels the justices might apply. Using an analogy one justice recently borrowed from Benjamin Franklin, Lake writes that social media companies are less like stagecoaches and more like newspapers.

TLo Wins Marsy’s Law Appeal in Florida Supreme Court

In a November 30, 2023, ruling that will have sweeping impact on the public’s ability to conduct oversight over law enforcement action, and more generally better monitor crime in local communities, the Florida Supreme Court held that the Florida constitutional provision known as “Marsy’s Law” cannot be used to shield the names of crime victims,…

Misleading mailings target trademark owners

By Jim Lake Trademark owners, beware! Shady businesses are mining U.S. Patent & Trademark Office records for your contact information and sending misleading solicitations. Carefully review and consider any correspondence concerning your registrations before responding. For example, the self-styled “Patent & Trademark Bureau” (not a real government agency) has been advertising overpriced renewal services for…

TLo wins dismissal of golfer Patrick Reed’s defamation claims

A federal court in Florida has dismissed with prejudice two lawsuits professional golfer Patrick Reed brought against media companies, alleging defamation and tortious interference. Thomas & LoCicero represented defendants Gannett Co., Inc. and Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC in the first case (Reed v. Chamblee, No. 3:22-cv-1059-TJC-PDB) and defendants The Associated Press, Hachette Book Group,…

Thomas & LoCicero Partners Earn Top Honors in Best Lawyers in America®

Thomas & LoCicero is pleased to announce that seven lawyers have been recognized in the 2024 edition of “Best Lawyers in America.” Since its inaugural publication in 1983, Best Lawyers has become an eminent legal distinction. It is universally respected for its unbiased and meticulous evaluation process. This year’s 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in…

James J. McGuire appointed to Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Contract & Business Cases

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…

2023 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Announced

Five lawyers from Thomas & LoCicero have been named to the 2023 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The Thomas & LoCicero attorneys honored this year, and their practice areas, are: Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer…

TLo recovers over $600,000 for clients in separate public records disputes

In two recent, hotly contested public records cases, Thomas & LoCicero attorneys won access to newsworthy public records and – just as critically – recovered more than $600,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs its clients were forced to spend in order to obtain access to the requested public records. In McClatchy Company, LLC v. Florida Department…

Ron DeSantis is targeting the free speech protections that might save Fox News

As Fox News faces legal peril over its coverage of Donald Trump’s 2020 election lies, one of its most featured Republicans, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, is trying to gut the free speech protections that may ultimately save the network from financial ruin.” Read the full article

TLO Attorney Daniela Abratt Panelist at NAMWOLF Annual Meeting

Daniela Abratt will serve as the moderator and panelist for a CLE session titled: OMG! She said what?? #risky. Identifying Legal Issues on Social Media, at the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Annual Meeting in Chicago this September. Her panel will address a wide range of issues, including First Amendment, defamation, copyright, and employment,…

“Best Lawyers in America” Honors Six TLo Partners

The publication “Best Lawyers in America” has honored all six Thomas & LoCicero partners in its newest list of elite legal professionals. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Attorneys are divided by geographic region and practice area. They are reviewed by…

Super Lawyers honors TLo attorneys

The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. Six lawyers from Thomas & LoCicero have been named to the 2022 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The Thomas & LoCicero attorneys honored this year, and their practice areas, are: Gregg D. Thomas: Media and Advertising Carol Jean LoCicero: …

TLO Attorneys on Tampa Top Lawyers for 2022

Tampa Magazine includes three TLo attorneys among its 2022 Top Lawyers. Thomas & LoCicero is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been recognized as Top Lawyers in their respective practice areas by Tampa Magazine.  The 2022 Top Lawyers from TLO include:      –   Gregg D. Thomas – First Amendment Law; Litigation:…