The Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated firm of Ice Legal was founded on the belief that the Goliaths of the world should not be able to run roughshod over the economically disadvantaged Davis-a lofty goal with a lofty purpose in both the trial and appellate arenas throughout the state of Florida.
Principles of fairness and equality are defining characteristics of Thomas Erskine Ice, the founding partner and chief legal strategist at Ice Legal. Ice founded the firm in 2008 after almost 25 years of practice in South Florida representing Fortune 100 companies at some fo the most respected Am Law 100 and Am Law 200 law firms.
In just four years since the firm’s founding, Ice Legal has left giant-sized legal footprints across the state due to its pioneering and tireless work, vigorously representing consumers. The secret to the firm’s success, says Ice, is simple: “I have never felt that quality legal representation should be limited to those who can pay large fees padded with a lot of unnecessary overhead. Our goal has been to deliver the same quality of work as the ‘tall lawyer building’ lawyers, but at fees that the average consumer can afford. This requires an enormous investment of time, effort, research and resources to go toe to toe with the best lawyers in the state, but that’s what we do almost every day and with excellent results for our clients.”
In addition to having being named the Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for 2012, the 2010 Most Effective Lawyer in the Real Estate category by the editors of the Daily Business Review, and a 2010 Florida Newsmaker of the Year by Florida Trend magazine, Ice and his team continue to make headlines in major media outlets which recognize the firm for both its trial and appellate work. Ice Legal has been credited with being instrumental in uncovering the robo-signing scandal that shocked the nation and culminated in a $25 billion settlement between the major financial institutions and the attorneys general of 49 states. An Ice Legal case was the first such fraudulent foreclosure case to reach the Florida Supreme Court.
“We frequently find ourselves advocating for the integrity and independence of the judicial system, which everyone agrees is essential to our society and to democracy, in general,” says Ice. “In the course of representing consumers-the very people in ‘We, the people…’ – the concerns we express about the proper functioning of the judicial system are the concerns of our clients. Advocating for due process often means chipping away at the undue influence of special interests. one client at a time.”
Ice Legal’s dedicated litigation team brings more than 100 years of litigation experience and Ice had personally handled more than 100 appeals during his career. It is this experience, along with integrity and perseverance, which make Ice most proud.
Expanding throughout the state, Ice Legal now has offices in Royal Palm Beach, Miami and Kissimmee, making its mark all across Florida.
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