Rice, a former managing partner of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., was first named to the list in 2006. To earn the annual honor, candidates are measured against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, a rigorous and methodical process to determine Super Lawyers that represent the top 5 percent of legal professionals in each state.
Super Lawyers magazine will feature Rice in his primary practice area, business litigation, in its June issue, which will be distributed to more than 62,000 attorneys and posted in an online directory. Rice emphasizes his practice on commercial law, construction law and real estate.
Rice was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1975 after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and a juris doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the Lee County Bar Association and Florida Bar, and licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He previously has been honored by Martindale-Hubbell as a top-rated lawyer in business and corporate law, and has been included in the peer-reviewed legal publication Best Lawyers.
About Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz
Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., has offered a full complement of professional legal services to Southwest Florida clients since 1962. The firm’s experienced attorneys are board certified by the Florida Bar, and their areas of practice include personal injury and accidents, fall and premises liability, wrongful death, motorcycle and truck accidents, medical malpractice, real estate, commercial litigation, construction law, wills, estate planning and administration, social security law and criminal law. With offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte, attorneys can be reached by calling 239-334-1146 or visiting JusticeStartsNow.com.