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Ice Legal attorneys, along with members of a local legal defense group changed the course of events for pro se homeowners in Manatee. With the assistance of Gulfcoast Legal Services, Ice Legal led the way in volunteering legal services for homeowners who appeared for foreclosure trials without representation by an attorney.
"It is difficult to jump into a case on the day of trial," said Tom Ice, the firm's founder. "But, the banks are not expecting an attorney on the other side, so they are often unprepared for any real resistance."
The attorneys worked all day long in the Manatee County courtroom staving off judgments in cases where the banks had not brought the evidence necessary to show they were entitled to foreclose or how much was owed.
Ice Legal is committed to representing their clients throughout the entire litigation process, including trial. Many clients who have represented themselves (or who have been represented by other attorneys) up to the point that the case is set for trial have come to Ice Legal to try the case. Our commitment to preparation for trial includes “practice runs” or “mock trials” which we will conduct in our own mock courtroom.
The South Florida Business Journal has recognized Thomas Erskine Ice as one of its "Key Partners" in South Florida. The Key Partners Awards were created to honor South Florida’s top attorneys and accountants, based on demonstrated success over the past year to 18 months.
The ninth edition of Florida Trend Magazine's Florida Legal Elite (2012) has recognized Thomas Erskine Ice as one of the most esteemed attorneys in Florida as chosen by his colleagues. This peer recognition program garners awards for the top two percent of lawyers practicing in the State.
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...“If the cases are undefended, they should go to trial and be disposed of quickly,” said Royal Palm Beach-based attorney Tom Ice. “But if you set 70 cases for trial in one morning, it’s prejudicial to homeowners defending their case because in five minutes you’re either not going to get a fair trial or it’s not going to happen that day.”
...A year after attorneys general signed a $25 billion settlement with the nation's largest banks accused in the robo-signing scandal, the landscape hasn't changed much for plaintiffs in Miami-Dade, said foreclosure defense attorney Thomas Ice, founder of Ice Legal in Royal Palm Beach. ... "In short, the robo-signing has not gone away, it has simply moved into the courtroom," Ice said.
..."If fraud is your litigation tactic, the supreme court is basically saying you can go ahead and do that," said Amanda Lundergan, a lawyer for Ice Legal.