Category Archives: Press Releases

Fort Myers attorneys J. Jeffrey Rice, John B. Cechman and Richard L. Purtz named to the 2021 Florida ‘Super Lawyers’ list

J. Jeffrey Rice also named to ‘Best Lawyers’ list and 2022 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ list for construction law FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2021) – Accomplished Fort Myers attorneys J. Jeffrey Rice, John B. Cechman and Richard L. Purtz, all partners at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, have been named to the prestigious […]

Michael Versnik Named Partner at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. 

Michael Versnik Named Partner at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.

Michael Versnik, a seasoned personal injury lawyer who joined Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. in 2019, has been named a partner of the nearly 60-year-old firm.  Versnik, rated “AV Preeminent” Civil Trial Attorney, the highest ranking under the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system, focuses on personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, motorcycle and bicycle accidents and premises liability cases.   “We are pleased to […]

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. Collects Toys for Tots Donations

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. Collects Toys for Tots Donations

For the fourteenth year, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. offices are collecting toys to be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Toys for Tots donations will be collected until Dec. 15, when they will be picked up and distributed by Toys for Tots to approved local social welfare agencies, […]

Firm Launches Their Updated Website for 2020

Firm Launches Their Updated Website for 2020

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, a law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Naples and Port Charlotte, launches their updated website for 2020. JusticeStartsNow.com offers a fresh look, improved functionality and user-friendly navigation to create an enhanced experience. As the firm launches the updated site, it allows the attorneys at […]

Christopher Smith: Selected Gulfshore Business 40 Under 40

Christopher Smith: Selected Gulfshore Business 40 Under 40

Gulfshore Business magazine recently selected Christopher Smith, a managing partner, from hundreds of nominations for the publication’s 18th annual salute to 40 rising stars under the age of 40. “This year’s recipients draw experience from impressive backgrounds and have amassed significant accomplishments in their respective fields,” wrote Heidi Rambo Centrella, editor-in-chief for the publication. Kudos to Christopher Smith! The […]

Legal Firm Sponsors Fishing Tournament for Lee County 2020 Graduates

Legal Firm Sponsors Fishing Tournament for Lee County 2020 Graduates

The team is celebrating a positive outcome after the legal firm sponsors fishing tournament for Lee County 2020 graduates. Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz joined other sponsors to support Take a Grad Fishing 2020, a catch-and-release fishing tournament for Lee County high school graduates held from and on the Sanibel Causeway July 11. The […]

Fort Myers Attorneys Named As Super Lawyers in 2020

From left to right: Jeffrey Rice, John B. Cechman, Richard L Purtz. Beneath them, the text: "SUPER LAWYERS"

The law firmGoldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz was proud to have J. Jeffrey Rice, John B. Cechman and Richard L. Purtz, their Fort Myers attorneys named as Super Lawyers on the prestigious 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice […]

Fort Myers attorney J. Jeffrey Rice retires as NFL referee

Fort Myers attorney J. Jeffrey Rice retires as NFL referee

Fort Myers attorney J. Jeffrey Rice retires as NFL referee this year. He has been moonlighting as an NFL referee for 25 years, but hung up his whistle for the final time after Sunday’s Pro Bowl. Rice, a former managing partner of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz retired as a game umpire after calling […]

Our Expertise with Car Accidents in 2020

Legal firm recently received honor for our expertise with car accidents.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz is honored to be recognized for our expertise with car accidents. The legal firm recently named among the Best Car Accident Lawyers in Fort Myers, by Expertise. The firm was one of 19 selected out of 34 area firms considered. Expertise handpicks objectively quantified and qualified professionals for its […]

Attorney Eve Kosciuszko Joins the Firm

Attorney Eve Kosciuszko joins the firm.

Attorney Eve Kosciuszko Joins the Firm Distinguished Ave Maria School of Law graduate and Attorney Eve Kosciuszko joins the firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz. Her practice will focus on general civil litigation, commercial litigation, estate planning and probate. Kosciuszko was admitted to the Florida Bar after graduating magna cum laude from Ave Maria […]