Thomas & LoCicero (“TLo”) is a Florida-based law firm concentrating in business litigation, intellectual property (IP) protection, and free speech defense. We have offices in Tampa and South Florida, allowing us to handle cases statewide and across the country. While providing the personalized approach of a boutique firm, we deliver nationally recognized legal services with meticulous attention to detail.
We launched TLo in 2006, after breaking away from a large national law firm to focus on our core mission:
to protect and defend free speech, to manage sophisticated intellectual property matters, and to litigate complex business disputes for our clients.
Our mission remains the same today, as does our commitment to each of our clients.
TLo attorneys are not only skilled litigators and advisors, but also dedicated proponents of government transparency and accountability. Our testimony and advocacy have played a vital role in matters of procedure and administration, including the shaping of Florida’s Rules of Judicial Administration and rules allowing cameras in the courtroom.
In 2023, TLo lawyers successfully intervened to help prevent the passage of legislation in Florida that posed a threat to fundamental First Amendment principles and posed a risk to free speech rights across the state.
- Served as federal judicial clerks at both the district and circuit court levels;
- Qualified as Florida Certified Mediators and Arbitrators;
- Chaired and been members of the First Amendment Foundation’s Board of Trustees;
- Worked as professional journalists; and
- Taught as adjunct professors.
High Praise from Our Peers
Thomas & LoCicero and its attorneys are recognized nationally by a variety of designations for excellence, including:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.