Icard Merrill shareholder John J. Waskom has been selected as the recipient of The Florida Bar President’s 2022 Pro Bono Service Award for the 12th Judicial Circuit. The award is presented to an outstanding attorney from each of the state’s 20 judicial circuits and to an outstanding attorney among the out-of-state Florida Bar members.
This is the third time an Icard Merrill attorney has been awarded this honor since its inception in 1982. In addition, the firm received the Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation Award in 2010 recognizing its commitment to provide access to the courts for all Floridians.
Icard Merrill has worked for many years with The Florida Bar, Legal Aid of Manasota, the 12th Judicial Circuit’s Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program, and key community partners on hundreds of pro bono cases in multiple areas of law. Despite the pandemic and its challenges, the firm reported providing more than 550 hours of pro bono work completed through its attorneys and staff.