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S. Cary Gaylord Named 2023 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in the Tampa Area.

January 26, 2023 — Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz attorney S. Cary Gaylord was recently recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, S. Cary Gaylord was also listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the following practice areas:


Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.