TAMPA, Fla. — Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse business law firm, is proud to announce that Partner Janice Matson Rickert was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019. She also was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year” in Tampa. Each year, only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Rickert has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2012.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The “Lawyer of the Year” award is an honor given to only one lawyer per practice area in every major market in the United States. According to Best Lawyers, lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” have earned a high level of respect among other lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. It is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback.
Rickert focuses her practice on Workers’ Compensation defense, representing clients across a variety of industries including insurance, restaurants, hospitality, and nursing and residential care facilities. She is also experienced in the areas of Premises Liability, Employment Practices, and Safety/OSHA compliance.
Rickert is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. She is admitted to practice law in Florida as well as the United States, Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, having earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor degree from the university.