Ciklin Lubitz & O'Connell Expands with the Addition of Three New Attorneys

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Attorneys David George, Scott Lombardo and Zachary Rothman have joined with West Palm Beach, Fla. full-service law firm of Ciklin Lubitz & O'Connell.

Ciklin Lubitz & O'Connell is very excited to expand our legal team in the areas of securities law, trusts and estates, and commercial litigation, said managing partner Alan Ciklin.

The law firm of Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell ( is pleased to announce that attorneys David J. George, Scott A. Lombardo and Zachary M. Rothman have joined the firm.

“We are very excited to expand our legal team in the areas of securities law, trusts and estates, and commercial litigation,” said managing partner Alan Ciklin. “The law firm’s growth reflects our commitment to creating enhanced service levels for clients in South Florida and across the state,” adds partner Robert Crane.

About David J. George

David George, Of Counsel, is an aggressive litigator with extensive experience in both federal and state court. For the past 25 years Mr. George has represented individuals, small and large businesses and pension funds in a wide variety of matters, including securities and consumer class actions and complex commercial litigation matters. He is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. George spent 10 years as a senior shareholder at the Boca Raton office of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, where he represented investors in the prosecution of securities fraud class actions as well as consumers in consumer class actions. Mr. George recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for scores of clients, from individuals to multi-billion dollar pension funds and those recoveries benefited tens of thousands of class members.

Mr. George was also a commercial litigator at Proskauer Rose for 12 years, after beginning his legal career as an associate in the real estate department of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart. He is licensed in Florida (1991) and is admitted to all U.S. District Courts in the state, as well as the Circuit Courts of Appeals for the First and Fourth Circuits.

About Scott A. Lombardo

Scott Lombardo, an associate attorney, concentrates his practice in construction law, employment law, and commercial litigation. He earned both an MBA and a J.D. from the University of Florida in 2015, and brings a strong business background to the practice of law.

While in law school, he clerked for two law firms, during which time he worked on matters involving insurance claims, workers’ compensation, workplace discrimination, and class action lawsuits.

Mr. Lombardo led a marketing team for Coca Cola focused on expanding the presence of vending machines in malls nationwide while in undergraduate school in Atlanta. He has also been active politically. He served as the youth coalition director for a Georgia gubernatorial race, and worked in the Florida office of the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 17th congressional district.

About Zachary M. Rothman

Mr. Rothman is an associate attorney in the Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Guardianships practice group. In this capacity he will assist clients in matters involving estates, trusts, wills, guardianships, asset disputes, powers of attorney, and advanced medical directives.

The West Palm Beach native carries on a family tradition of legal service in Palm Beach County, where his father is a board certified civil trial lawyer and mother and stepfather serve as circuit court judges.

He attended the University of Florida for undergraduate studies and law school. Mr. Rothman is licensed in Florida (2015).

About Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell

Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell ( is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated law firm. Founded in Palm Beach County in 1985, the firm is celebrating 30 years of legal service to local, state and national clients, including a number of Fortune 500 companies.

The firm is ranked as a 2015 Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® for the metropolitan area of West Palm Beach in three practice areas: Construction Law, Litigation–Construction, and Real Estate Law. Several of the firm’s partners are also recognized by Best Lawyers and Florida Trend in their respective areas of practice.

A number of the firm’s partners are Board Certified by The Florida Bar in one of several practice areas, including Construction Law, Real Estate, Civil Trial, Taxation, and Wills, Trusts & Estates. Board Certification is the highest level of legal competency, experience, professionalism, and ethics within an area of law, as recognized by The Florida Bar.

Additionally, a majority of the firm’s attorneys are Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell. Three of the firm’s partners are named as 2015 Florida Super Lawyers.

Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell draws on the combined strengths of its professionals to provide a balanced approach to solving legal problems in the areas of business law, tax, real estate, construction law, estate planning, probate, commercial litigation, securities litigation, employment law, family law, appeals, land use, and zoning.

Two of Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell’s partners, cousins Brian M. O’Connell and Phil D. O’Connell, Jr., come from a storied and influential Palm Beach County family. A generation before them, three O’Connell brothers—Philip, Sr., Stephen, and Andrew—all lawyers, had a tremendous impact not only on Palm Beach County, but on the entire state of Florida.

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