Established in 1988, the law firm of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. is a leading business and litigation law firm providing advocacy and counsel to southwest Florida. The firm proudly offers its institutional and individual clients the benefit of over one hundred years of combined professional legal experience. There are currently 9 attorneys and 5 Paralegals in the firm who provide clients a broad range of legal services throughout the state of Florida and the southeastern United States. This website will introduce you to the firm's lawyers, identify the firm's practice groups and provide you with an overview of the types of clients and industries the firm is privileged to serve.
The firm holds the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory's highest attainable rating for legal services and ethics. The lawyers of Norton, Hammersley deliver the highest quality legal services available while maintaining a constant focus on the client's ultimate goals and the parameters established for the engagement. By virtue of its structure and the background and expertise of its lawyers, Norton, Hammersley is able to effectively and efficiently represent its clients in any legal arena. The firm is small enough to relate personally to our clients' needs, problems and circumstances, yet large enough to be fully staffed and informed in all areas of the constantly changing business and legal world.
Areas of Expertise
The areas of expertise of the firm's practice groups include:
- Business and Tax Law
- Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Asset Preservation Practice
- Real Estate Practice
- Trial Practice and Dispute Resolution
Our Professional Commitment
The firm's commitment to its clients is that it will, first and foremost, always represent and counsel each and every client in a conscientious, professional and ethical manner so as to achieve the result sought. The effectiveness of this approach and the value it adds to the successes of our clients is borne out by the long term relationships the firm has enjoyed with its many clients over the years.
The firm and its lawyers honor their duty and tradition of active community involvement by lending their time and leadership to serve as officers, directors and committee members for various legal, charitable and civic organizations throughout the community. Some of the organizations which the lawyers of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. serve include: Trinity United Methodist Church; All Faith's Food Bank; Sarasota Sportsman Association; Boy Scouts of America; American Heart Association, Senior Friendship Center Foundation; and Plymouth Harbor Continuing Care Retirement Community.
Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. utilizes state-of-the-art office/communication technology to deliver its professional work product in timely, cost effective manner. As the firm's practice is statewide, it makes extensive use of digital and internet imaging, electronic mail and conferencing to allow its lawyers and para-professional staff to promptly communicate and respond to client needs no matter where the particular lawyer or client is physically located. Clients are always kept informed on the status of their matters through regular reporting and prompt attention to phone or e-mail inquiries. The firm's conflict resolution group regularly uses such multi-media resources as "PowerPoint TM " at mediations, arbitrations and trials.