Goldstein Buckley Cechman Rice & Purtz Attorney Jeffrey Rice, managing partner of the Southwest Florida law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., has been named a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer™ in Appellate Law by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Martindale-Hubbell has long set the standard for lawyer ratings. Top Rated Lawyers recognize lawyers who have achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Rice is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (Trial Practice – Commercial and Corporation). Certified in Civil Trial Law, Business Litigation and Construction Law by The Florida Bar, Rice is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and admitted to practice in the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, he is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit and County Court Mediator.

Rice focuses his practice on commercial and construction law, construction lien cases and real estate closings. He has been named one of Florida’s Super Lawyers each year since 2006.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., continues to provide a full complement of legal services to clients for over 50 years in its Fort Myers (two offices to better serve you), Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte offices. Areas of practice include personal injury and accidents, wrongful death, wills and estates, real estate, insurance, guardianships, commercial and construction law, criminal law, and bankruptcy. For more information, visit www.JusticeStartsNow.com or call 239-334-1146.