Listening to Black Voices

Civil Rights Attorney Victor McTeer on the Power of Serving Underrepresented Communities

McTeer won his first case, which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, at age 27. He also worked on a major lawsuit against a tobacco company that inspired John Grisham's The Runaway Jury.

05/13/2024 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

The Hon. Charles Williams on the Importance of Patience and Empathy in the Legal System

Williams also shares what it was like growing up in segregated St. Pete, as well as a touching story about meeting his idol, boxer and activist Muhammad Ali.

12/11/2023 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Diverse Voices

City Commissioner and Lawyer Erik Arroyo on His Journey to Success

The first Hispanic, immigrant mayor of the City of Sarasota talks about fitting in, and fulfilling his ambition against all odds.

08/24/2023 By Kim Doleatto


Business Leaders Say Florida's New Immigration Law Will Make It Harder and More Expensive to Build

The construction industry may take a blow once the state’s new immigration bill takes effect July 1.

06/14/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Listening to Diverse Voices

Adria Jensen on Growing Up Cuban, Why We Need More Hispanic Lawyers and the Importance of Mentors

Jensen is a partner in the Sarasota firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick and has been nominated to become a judge.

10/20/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Fast Track

Fergeson Skipper Names New Firm Administrator

Mary Lou Chuinard will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation and management of all administrative areas of the firm.

03/18/2022 By Staff


Shumaker Attorneys Selected to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

They are Jade Davis and Samantha Peckham.

03/14/2022 By Staff


Icard Merrill's John Waskom Receives Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award

This is the third time an Icard Merrill attorney has been awarded this honor since its inception in 1982.

02/25/2022 By Staff

Hot Topic

Sarasota Magazine Writer to Discuss 'Who Owns Florida's Beaches?' on WSLR

Isaac Eger will discuss his award-winning 2021 story about the privatization of Florida's beaches with 12th Judicial Circuit attorney Gabriele Plendl.

02/16/2022 By Staff

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Icard Merrill Promotes Three

Bianca N. Manos, Nicole M. Price and Patrick C. Seidensticker have been promoted from associates to members.

02/14/2022 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Attorney E. Keith DuBose on Why Sarasota Needs More Black Lawyers

"As a nation, we have become so polarized that it seems the goal is to make others wrong instead of realizing what’s right. We need common voices right now."

02/08/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Fast Track

Williams Parker Adds Litigation Attorney

William “Dirk” Pastorick will serve as senior counsel.

01/31/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Shumaker Announces New Partner

Patrick J. Duggan is a member of the labor, employment and benefits service line in Shumker's Sarasota office.

01/28/2022 By Staff

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Icard Merrill Names New Firm President

Telese L. Zuberer succeeds Robert Lyons.

01/24/2022 By Staff

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Sarasota Attorney Named Adjunct Professor for Stetson College of Law

Ben Sorrell's practice at Syprett Meshad is focused on real estate, commercial litigation, and personal injury.

12/20/2021 By Staff


Sarasota Attorney Receives Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award

John J. Waskom is a shareholder at Icard Merrill.

12/06/2021 By Staff

Condo Qs

Buying a Condo? Here's What You Need to Know.

Two real estate lawyers share some questions to ask before making the move to a condominium.

10/15/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Attorney Jade Davis Named to National Black Lawyers '40 Under 40' List

Davis is a member of Shumaker’s litigation and disputes service line in Sarasota.

10/11/2021 By Staff

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Hurricane Season Is Here: Understanding Employee Pay During and After a Hurricane

Advice from a labor and employment law specialist with longtime Sarasota firm Williams Parker

06/10/2021 By Jennifer Fowler-Hermes

Fast Track

Sarasota Lawyer Selected for National Mentorship Program for Aspiring Black Lawyers

Jade Davis of Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP, is one of 60 lawyer mentors who were recruited from various professional networks and Black bar associations across the U.S.

02/08/2021 By Staff