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Thomas F. Icard Jr., Mediator & Arbitrator, Sarasota, Florida.

Thomas F. Icard Jr.

Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg P.A.
2033 Main Street, Suite 600
Sarasota, FL 34237
Tel: (941) 366-8100
Fax: (941) 366-6384
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Facilitation & Systems Design, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1990
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)350
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)100
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Tom Icard is an active, highly experienced mediator in a broad range of civil litigation matters. He has been a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator in state and federal courts since 1993 and has completed the training required by the Florida Supreme Court to accept Florida circuit court appointments as a binding arbitrator or trial resolution judge (pursuant to Fla. Stat. 44.104). Mr. Icard holds Florida Bar Board Certifications in both Civil Trial Law and Construction Law and he is listed in Best Lawyers in America in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and in Construction Law. He is a former member of the American Arbitration Association (1993 to 2001) and the public arbitration panel of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers/NASD; 2001 to June, 2015).

Mr. Icard is a shareholder in the Sarasota law firm of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. He joined the Tampa office of Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, P.A. in 1973, became a shareholder in 1979 and practiced there until 1995. The emphasis in his practice since 1980 has been on construction related matters, both in litigation and in the preparation and review of contract documents. His trial and mediation experience has also included land use, condemnation, estates, securities, corporate and other commercial disputes, as well as personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, insurance coverage and professional malpractice. He has represented both public and private owners, as well as contractors, sub-contractors, sureties and design professionals with respect to the construction of industrial facilities, airports, power plants, municipal sewer systems, hospitals, office and condominium buildings. He has also written and lectured on all phases of the construction process to Bar and industry organizations.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Securities
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • B.A., Mercer University, 1970
  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1973

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Diplomate, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Section of Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association
  • Former President, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar
  • Former Chair of the Governing Committee of the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association

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