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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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Court Tosses Doctor’s $200+ Million Defamation Claims

A federal court has dismissed a South Florida physician’s defamation claims against three media companies. The lawsuit was seeking over $200 million in damages. Judge Rodney Smith in West Palm Beach dismissed all three counts in a lawsuit against TEGNA Inc., Gannett Co., Inc., and News Corp.  Plaintiffs Gary Marder and his former medical practice, Allergy, Dermatology…

Three Thomas & Locicero Attorneys Name to Florida Trend Legal Elite

Thomas & LoCicero attorneys Gregg Thomas, Jim McGuire, and Jim Lake were recognized in Florida Trend magazine’s 2020 Legal Elite, an honor bestowed upon fewer than 2% of lawyers practicing in Florida. Three Thomas & LoCicero attorneys – Gregg Thomas, Jim McGuire, and Jim Lake – were recognized in Florida Trend magazine’s 2020 Legal Elite.  Attorneys are…

Southern District of Florida Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of TLo Client on Defamation and Tortious Interference Claims

From the outset, TLo lawyers argued that discovery would show the Plaintiff’s claims to be baseless. The Court ultimately agreed. On June 12, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted summary judgment in favor of Thomas & LoCicero’s client, Tramontina U.S.A., Inc., in a defamation and tortious interference case seeking…

Thomas & LoCicero Attorneys Named to 2020 Florida Super Lawyers

Florida Super Lawyers is a statewide rating service of attorneys that is held by only 5% of the state’s attorneys. The 2020 Florida Super Lawyers edition has been released.  Attorneys from Thomas & LoCicero were included in the statewide ranking for lawyers in excellence in the following practice areas: Gregg D. Thomas:  Media and Advertising Law Susan…

Judge Slaps Down Lawsuit Over Campaign Flier

A political campaign flier is protected free speech under Florida’s Anti-SLAPP law, a Florida judge has ruled, dismissing a former city commissioner’s defamation suit for statements published by a political opponent. A political campaign flier is protected free speech under Florida’s Anti-SLAPP law, a Florida judge has ruled, dismissing a former city commissioner’s defamation suit for…

11th Circuit Rules in Favor of TLo Client in Malicious Prosecution Case

“A malicious prosecution claim could succeed only if Wantman Group lacked probable cause . . . but the Court found that Wantman Group did have probable cause” and affirmed summary judgment. Agreeing with arguments made by Thomas & LoCicero, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment dismissing a highly contentious malicious prosecution lawsuit…

TLo Participates in NAMWOLF’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Attorney Daniela Abratt moderates a panel that explores balancing the scales of leadership for women in the legal profession. The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) is hosting its Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo in Los Angeles this week.  Today’s agenda includes a session that features Daniela B. Abratt, attorney with…

TLo Attorney Weighs in on Attempts to Exempt Certain Public Records

Daniela Abratt shares concerns about the chipping away of the public’s right to access what is going on in their government and ensuring transparency. The Palm Beach Post published a news story yesterday regarding Palm Beach County’s plans to seek exemption for certain public records during Florida’s upcoming 2020 Legislative Session.  Daniela B. Abratt, attorney in Thomas &…

Judge Dismisses Claims Against Online Marketplace

Attorneys at Thomas & LoCicero achieve a compelling victory which upholds the Communications Decency Act. Citing the federal law that bars claims against website operators for online speech by others, a court has dismissed negligence and fraud claims against an online marketplace arising from a user’s armed robbery of another user. David Rodriguez was a…

TLo Defeats Nikolas Cruz’s Petition to Keep Names of Jail Visitors Secret

Attorneys at Thomas & LoCicero achieve a compelling victory which upholds the Communications Decency Act. Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal rejected efforts by Nikolas Cruz, who is charged with multiple counts of murder in connection with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, to keep secret the names of expert witnesses who may visit…

TLo Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America recognizes the top 5% of practicing lawyers in the U.S. Thomas & LoCicero is pleased to announce that six lawyers have been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America  Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers…

LoCicero and Lake Named “Lawyer of the Year”

The ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award is presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area by Best Lawyers in America. Thomas & LoCicero is pleased to congratulate Carol Jean LoCicero and James B. Lake who have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by the 2020 Best Lawyers in America.  Ms. LoCicero received…

TLo Attorney Jim McGuire Interviewed by FOX 13 News Regarding Negative Online Reviews

Jim McGuire reflects upon how leaving a bad online review could get you sued. Thomas & LoCicero attorney Jim McGuire was interviewed yesterday by local reporter Briona Arradondo of FOX 13 News WTVT-TV to gain his legal insights regarding posting negative online reviews and possible defamation lawsuits.  The broadcast interview aired last night and an…

TLo Attorney Authors Updates for Internet Law Treatise

Linda Norbut reflects upon best practices for creating enforceable online contracts. Over the past year, Thomas & LoCicero attorney Linda Norbut has served as a contributing author, creating a series of updates for Internet Law: The Complete Guide, an online reference book for the rapidly changing field of Internet law and regulations.  Her final and most recent update…