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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:

  • He was truly a dedicated and capable advocate.

    “I recently was in need of an attorney to handle a divorce and luckily, my research led me to Mr. Jorge Santana. Mr. Santana guided me through a very difficult and painful experience with compassion, expertise and straight-forward honesty..These admirable c”

    Victoria J. Baker

  • "You can only protect your liberties by protecting the other man's freedom" Clarence Darrow

    “I'm very grateful to be represented by attorney Richard Ricciardi and paralegal Beth Mikovitz. He has a certain charisma and accessibility that is not always common among attorneys. You feel confident in his abilities when speaking with him quickly realizing you're working with a top flight attorney. Mr. Ricciardi is genuine and astutely thorough in his approach. He does not shy away from challenges and fights for his clients best interests. Thank you, Mr. Ricciardi, and Beth Mikovitz”

    Jonathan

  • The sellers are comfortable, the family in New York are calm and happy, and we have a successful closing. Thank you Rich!

    “I'm selling a riverfront home for an older couple, and the closing is scheduled for Monday at 1 pm. The daughter calls me from NY on Sunday at 5 pm and they are freaking out because there isn't an attorney present to protect the family's interests, and tha”

    James Sommers

  • She gave good advice and was firm and strong in representing my father.

    “Rita Jackman represented my Dad for two years and won his case after two failed mediations. The patience and compassion she showed was heartwarming. She was always available for any questions or concerns even via her cell phone. She gave good advice and was firm and strong in representing my father. We highly recommend her.”

    Denise H.

  • Your expertise and your honest work led to a great ending to my divorce.

    “I want to start by saying thank you to Jorge Santana. It was you that in the toughest moments of my life gave me guidance and showed me that everything was going to be fine. Your expertise and your honest work led to a great ending to my divorce. You were ”

    Jorge Padron

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