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BEST LAWYER WHO GETS APPLAUSE

Tom Chase

Lawyers in the popular imagination are people we love to hate, blustering blow-hards or scheming opportunists looking to trick juries. Then there’s Fort Myers attorney Tom Chase, a raconteur, impressionist, comedian and poet who has carved out a second life as an entertainer, a Southwest Florida Will Rogers if you will. He’s appeared at charity events for organizations such as Hope Healthcare Services and comedy clubs and has honed his performance to a fare-thee-well. His impersonations include Andy Gri th and Forrest Gump. But not, as far as we know, Will Rogers.

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