Goldstein Buckley Cechman Rice & Purtz AttorneyJ. Jeffrey Rice, managing partner of the Southwest Florida law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., has been selected by his peers to be included in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers© in America, published by Woodward/White for his work in the practice area of Commercial Litigation. Rice has received this distinction for seven years, and is recognized as one of the top attorneys in his field.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 5 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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 included as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, named a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Business and Corporate Law by Martindale-Hubbell™ and 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, 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 on Rice’s inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America or any other legal matter, visit www.JusticeStartsNow.com or call 239-334-1146.