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Tom is the founder and principal legal strategist of the firm. He has practiced law in South Florida for over twenty-five years and is licensed to appear in the courts of Florida and the United States federal courts. Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Tom as an AV® rated lawyer, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer. Prior to establishing the firm of Ice Legal, P.A., Tom was a partner at Holland & Knight, LLP and an attorney with Carlton Fields, P.A. He handles complex matters including bankruptcy, commercial litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. He has also handled nearly four hundred appeals in both federal and state, including the Florida Supreme Court. Tom is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. Tom is also licensed to practice law in Washington D.C., Missouri, Wisconsin, Maine, North Dakota and New Hampshire.
Tom was named as one of Florida's Legal Elite in the tenth edition of Florida Trend Magazine's Florida Legal Elite (2013). This prestigious publication has twice recognized Tom 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.
Tom has been selected to the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Tom was named an honoree for the South Florida Business Journal's 2012 Key Partners Awards. 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.
Tom was named as one of Florida's Legal Elite in the ninth edition of Florida Trend Magazine's Florida Legal Elite (2012).
Tom was named Most Effective Lawyer 2010 in the Real Estate category by the editors of the Daily Business Review:
Tom was also named a "Florida Newsmaker of the Year" by the editors of Florida Trend magazine.
Featured Speaker: Slaying Goliath: Fighting Fraud and Contesting Standing in Residential Foreclosures in Judicial States, January 11, 2010.
Panelist: Max Gardner’s “The ABC’s And UCC. What You Need To Know About The UCC For Foreclosure Defense,” March 25, 2012.
Articles and Publication:
Negotiating the American Dream: A Critical Look at the Role of Negotiability in the Foreclosure Crisis, 86 Fla.Bar J. 8 (December 2012).
Choice of Law in a Post-Warsaw Environment
Waiver of Remand in Multidistrict Litigation – Circumventing Lexecon