Former Foes Now Practice in Same Tampa Firm

When Everett Rice first met Barry Cohen, the two were adversaries in a lawsuit filed by Cohen over the prosecution of a client on vessel homicide charges. Rice is a former sheriff in Pinellas County, Florida, and the department was among the law enforcement agencies named as defendants.

Now, nearly 20 years later, Rice is joining Cohen’s law firm, Cohen Jayson & Foster, reports the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The move follows Rice’s unsuccessful campaign last year to become state attorney general, with Cohen’s support, according to the North Country Gazette.

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