Hillsborough County, FL – Best Lawyers has named Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz partner Andrew Diaz the 2016 Tampa Lawyer of the Year in the field of eminent domain and condemnation law for the Tampa Bay region. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Chosen annually, Best Lawyers only selects one attorney per region, per legal practice. It’s the highest individual honor awarded by the Best Lawyers publication. Gaylord Merlin exclusively represents clients in eminent domain cases.