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Your Advocates

Our Mission at Your Advocates

Our firm doesn't want to be just another law group. Instead, we want to stand above the rest by providing superior client service. We have developed a mission statement, which we enact as we work with each and every client. We want you to feel valued and respected when you are working with our firm. We understand that you may be going through an emotionally stressful ordeal at the moment. We want to be your saving grace, helping you to resolve family law, civil litigation, or estate planning issues. You can rely on our knowledge of Florida law to help you through issues that may appear to be confusing or frustrating.

Our Commitment to You

  • We will strive to provide unparalleled legal service
  • We will tailor our representation to suit your individual needs
  • We won't just meet your legal expectations, but aim to exceed them
  • We will provide the representation you need in a way you understand
  • We will make your client experience our top priority
  • We won't stop working until we reach a successful result
  • We will treat you with honor
  • We will perform all tasks with integrity and represent you with honesty
  • We will focus on you and protecting your rights

Hire our caring firm today!

We have developed a unique practice model that allows each attorney at our firm to operate in the niche area in which he or she was trained to work. We use each attorney's experience to assign our cases. Accordingly, you won't be working with an attorney who is unfamiliar with your area of law. Instead, you will be working with an accomplished lawyer who understands exactly the type of situation you are facing and knows how to resolve the issues.

Contact us today if you want more information, or if you would like to set up a free consultation over the phone or in person. ¡El abogado habla español!​

How We're Different:

  • Dedicated & caring service
  • Over 70 years' combined experience
  • One-on-one attention
  • Customized strategies
  • Accessible - 24 hour response time
  • El abogado habla español

Read What Our Past Clients
have to Say About Us:

  • They are not just lawyers, they are great people who do business the right way.

    “In my business, my food purveyors along with the other contractors I utilize drive my business and are the ingredients for my continued success. Their knowledge and education is key. Our attorneys, Rita Jackman and Adam Stevens, are essential to our contin”

    Shannon Yates, Nevermind LLC

  • Truly thoughtful legal team

    “Our daughter lived in Fort Myers whereas,, my wife and I are Yankees. Our daughter passed away last fall. Needless to say, we were at a loss as to what needed to be done and especially who we should contact for assistance. The undertaker recommended Mr. Ri”

    John Turner

  • His personal commitment to you as a client as well as his tenacious advocacy is unparalleled and yields outstanding results.

    “Jorge Santana is clearly an outstanding person and one of the finest and most dedicated attorney's I have ever met. His personal commitment to you as a client as well as his tenacious advocacy is unparalleled and yields outstanding results. If you want a g”

    Alan

  • Best Attorney I have ever used.

    “Rita Jackman has been a refreshing change from my past experiences with legal matters. I appreciate that She gets back to me in a timely manner. And She always takes the time to understand my questions and concerns. As an owner of Sunshine Workforce, a staffing company our problems may be unique but that does not seem to concern her. I highly recommend. Vic Tabarrini”

    New type of Lawyer???

  • 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

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
  • 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 and prioritizes our clients’ needs. 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
    Gregory Ream, Esq.

    Gregory Ream, Esq. is an Associate Attorney of Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. in Fort Myers. He joins Your Advocates with a strong background in a number of legal practice areas. 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. Read More