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Your Advocates:
Experienced Fort Myers Attorneys

Reliable Probate & Divorce Lawyers in Fort Myers, FL Serving Lee County

When you need legal assistance in Florida, you want a firm you can rely on. Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi is not intimidated by any roadblocks which might present themselves in your case. We are focused on each client's happiness. As Your Advocates, we understand the unique demographics of Southwest Florida and can best serve individuals here. If you choose to work with us, we will do all that we can to get you the outcome you are seeking. We don't just want to meet your expectations, we want to exceed them. We focus on serving our clients with honor and integrity. We don't just want to skim the surface of your case.

We can provide legal counsel regarding matters including:

You deserve guidance from a skilled Ft. Myers lawyer: an advocate who will dive in and become your personal adviser and partner throughout the duration of your legal endeavor, whether it be probate or divorce matters.

Contact us at 239.970.6844 to schedule a free consultation today. Se habla español.

  • Over 70 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Rated A+ by The Better Business Bureau
  • Dedicated & Caring Service
  • One-On-One Attention

Combining Our Efforts to Produce the Best Results

At Your Advocates, we provide the skilled leadership, commitment and dedication you deserve in order to work toward a satisfactory result to your case. We will put in the hours and effort it takes to arrive at your desired destination. Our team has over 70 years of experience and has developed a unique strategy to accomplish this goal. Each attorney at our firm has a niche area of law upon which we place our focus. When you call our firm, we will set you up with an experienced attorney in Ft. Myers who has detailed knowledge in the area of law with which you need assistance. This way, you can rest assured that you are working with an educated attorney who truly understands the nature of your case.

Our team won't rest until you are satisfied with the results of your case.

Customized Attention for Each Client

We want you to feel valued and appreciated at Your Advocates. You will work directly with an assigned attorney at the firm if undefinedwe take on your case. All of our lawyers are easily accessible. We put an extreme emphasis on satisfactory client experience. We want you to know that we're here to address your specific needs. We won't push you into a one-size-fits-all case solution. We'll talk with you and develop a course of action that works best for your situation.


Call us at (239) 970-6844 today to set up a free phone or in-person consultation! Se habla Español.


Read What Our Past Clients
have to Say About Us:

  • You guys were very supportive.

    “Thank you for all your help as well as understanding during a very hard time for me. It's very hard when you have lost a loved one to have to deal with the legal end of things. You guys were very supportive.”

    Sharon

  • She has provided me with a great sense of comfort to know that my case is in the right hands.

    “Rita Jackman is truly an advocate…After interviewing other attorneys, I could sense there was more interest in the billable hours than the case itself. Rita took the time to be thorough and comprehensive, she is the voice you need for representation. She h”

    Theresa W

  • I like the way you take on projects with such seriousness and intent on getting the problem solved... as quickly as possible.

    “Rita Jackman – thank you so much for all of your hard work! When running several businesses, it is comforting to know that you and your firm are in our corner to assist us with our legal matters and that you are just a phone call or email away. I like the ”

    Dennis Rossman, Rossman Realty Group

  • I recommend Rita Jackman and her law firm very highly.

    “I contacted Rita Jackman regarding a personal injury suit. Rita worked very hard to give me a favorable outcome. She is professional, and also very personable. She cares about helping people and it shows by her efforts. I also want to give credit to her staff, especially Noelle. She was also available anytime I had any questions. I recommend Rita Jackman and her law firm very highly. Diane Dautremont”

    Diane Dautremont

  • Adam was able to identify the issue quickly, cut straight to the point, with certainty, thereby making me feel confident.

    “I spoke with 3 foreclosure attorneys and one probate. None really understood what I needed to do or if I had to do anything at all. Adam was able to identify the issue quickly, cut straight to the point, with certainty, thereby making me feel confident. I ”

    Deborah

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • Gregory Ream, Esq.
    Gregory Ream, Esq. Associate Attorney
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

  • Gregory Ream, Esq. Associate Attorney
    Gregory Ream, Esq.

    After completing his Juris Doctorate from Ave Maria School of Law in 2014, Attorney Ream quickly went to work as an assistant public defender in the 20th Judicial Circuit. He was tasked with defending the indigent and others who could not otherwise afford private criminal defense representation. Before beginning his legal career, he was employed by several community banks in southwest Florida, where he specialized in construction loans, participations, and investor relations. The experience earned in that role translates well to construction litigation, banking disputes, and foreclosure matters he handles for clients today. He is also capable of managing general civil disputes, landlord-tenant matters, and criminal defense cases. Read More

Won't Stop Working Until We Reach
a Successful Result

  • $53,000,000 Structured Settlement Child Severe Brain Damage - Medical Malpractice

    Anesthesiology and pediatric gastroenterology, brain damage. A very concerned mother scheduled her 9 year old daughter for a gastroenterology endoscopic exam. This is where the child is placed under anesthesia and the pediatric Gastroenterology slides a tube down into the stomach with a camera to explore the area. During this procedure, the nurse anesthetist failed to properly monitor the child’s decline in heart rate and oxygen and the child’s heart stopped. After being revived by an emergency room physician the child suffered permanent paralysis and extensive brain damage, resulting in a quadriplegic condition with lost brain activity.

  • $3,000,000 Settlement Child Brain Injury - Medical Malpractice

    Nursing care, child brain injury. A young child suffering from numerous medical problems including neurological and physical injuries with partial paralysis received home nursing care assistance. The nurse failed to monitor the child correctly and improperly performed CPR when his breathing had ceased. The child suffered additional brain injury. The nursing care company was a conduit for independent contractors (nurses) with no assets except its insurance policy of $3 million. The insurance company paid the policy limits approximately 1½ years into litigation.

  • $1,900,000 Death of Leg from Over-Radiation
    An active gentleman in his late 40’s was discovered to have a cancerous tumor in his thigh. The tumor was removed successfully and he started radiation therapy to bombard the area where the tumor was located to ensure no cancer cells were left behind. The radiation oncologist and physicist did not adequately evaluate the dose and its distribution, which resulted in massive over-radiation and the death of his entire leg from radiation necrosis.
  • $750,000 Default & Summary Judgment Urology Negligence
    A young woman whose urologist advised her that she had bladder cancer after removing a small tissue sample from her bladder. He then treated her with multiple infusions of modified tuberculosis bacteria that had been modified and injected into her bladder. After receiving all of the treatment a new doctor advised her that she never had cancer and that the treatment could have given her TB. She suffered from severe emotional distress.
  • $500,000 Settlement Urology Bladder Damage - Failure to Diagnose
    A retired gentleman was experiencing bladder problems because kidney stones were located in his bladder. A urologist performed a procedure to break up the stones in his bladder and in so doing cut through the bladder into the peritoneal cavity. The urologist did not diagnose his mistake and a massive infection occurred. He was diagnosed approximately 10 days later and repaired but it was too late to stop the massive infection. He was hospitalized for approximately 6 months and underwent additional surgical procedures.
  • $400,000 Settlement Wrongful Death - Neglected by Nursing Staff
    An elderly patient was admitted to the hospital because she had fainted. She was a dialysis patient and a diabetic, suffering from symptoms of dementia and some disabilities from a prior stroke. She was neglected by the nursing staff and developed bedsores. They became infected, and she died of sepsis about 5 weeks later.
  • $350,000 Settlement Nerve Damage and Dropped Foot Caused by the Failure to Diagnose a Hematoma by an Emergency Room and Internal Medicine Physicians
    An elderly gentleman had hip surgery and experienced severe pain and was brought to the emergency room by ambulance. The emergency room physician knew of the hematoma at the surgery site but failed to relieve the pressure on the nerve. His pain persisted and his toes became numb and he could not move his toes. A physician admitted him to the hospital but also failed to take any action. This resulted in permanent nerve damage and he no longer had control of his foot from the ankle down.
  • $275,000 Settlement Wrongful Death - Over-Prescribed Pain Medications
    A young adult visited a neurologist claiming the need for pain medication. The neurologist never ordered prior medical records and prescribed numerous prescriptions for pain medication. The patient refilled pain medication within a month after first visit and shortly thereafter died of an overdose of the pain medication.
  • $260,000 Settlement Car Accident Resulting in Serious Injury
    Head-on collision resulting in a skull fracture and 10 disk fracture.
  • $260,000 Settlement Car Accident Resulting in Surgery
    Rear-end collision matter that resulted in meniscus surgery and multiple disk herniations.

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