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Jesse Butler Receives Pro Bono Award from Legal Aid of Manasota

Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. appellate and civil trial attorney Jesse R. Butler was honored by Legal Aid of Manasota for his efforts in 2017 in providing pro bono legal services to clients in financial need. A ceremony took place on April 20, 2018 at the Sarasota County Courthouse, which honored the many Sarasota County Bar Association members who provided free legal services to clients that qualified for pro bono legal assistance based on their need and financial hardship. Mr. Butler primarily provided pro bono assistance through the Guardian Ad Litem’s Defending Best Interests project, through which he advocated on behalf of abused and neglected children in termination of parental rights and dependency appeals.

Making HERStory!

Making HERStory!

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Teen Court of Sarasota proudly presents the 2nd annual Making HERstory!

Join hundreds of students and professionals from our community as we gather for a special evening cocktail reception over light hors d’oeuvres and a gorgeous view of Sarasota Bay followed by an inspirational keynote speech by Michael Saunders.

Dickinson & Gibbons attorney Deborah Blue is proud to be a featured panelist at this wonderful event.

Three Dickinson & Gibbons Attorneys Receive “Super Lawyer” Designation

Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. is proud to announce that partners Deborah J. Blue, Gary Larsen and Jeffrey Peairs have received the prestigious designation of “Super Lawyer.” Thompson Reuters, who publishes the annual list, announced that the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list includes three Dickinson & Gibbons attorneys. Thompson Reuters notes the list “is comprised of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” The annual selections are made using process that includes nominations, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Dickinson & Gibbons Recovers Fees for City of St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach - The Sunset Captial of Florida

Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. is in the news again for successfully settling a legal malpractice case in favor of their client, the City of St. Pete Beach. The Tampa Bay Times previously reported when Dickinson & Gibbons was originally hired by the City of St. Pete Beach. The City hired Dickinson & Gibbons to bring a legal malpractice lawsuit against the City’s former attorneys, Bryant Miller & Olive, P.A.

A. James Rolfes to Chair Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

A. James Rolfes

A. James Rolfes has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to Chair the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, which includes Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties. Governor Scott selected him from among a list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar. Mr. Rolfes has served as a member of the JNC since 2016.

D&G Attorney Jesse Butler Wins Appeal Protecting Abused Child’s Interests

Attorney Jesse R. Butler

On August 23, 2017, the Fifth District Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming the termination of parental rights in the case M.B. v. Department of Children and Families. Jesse Butler represented the interests of the minor child, M.B., on appeal. The appeal involved the neglect and abuse of a minor child with special needs.

Sarasota Magazine Style Watch Features Deborah J. Blue

Sarasota Magazine Style Watch Features Deborah J. Blue

Attorney Deborah J. Blue has a sophisticated but daring, colorful and expressive style. A native-born Floridian, this Florida State University and Stetson University College of Law grad is known for her southern accent and tough-as-nails courtroom presence. She dishes on her bold and vintage-inspired style and discloses some legal advice.

Guidelines For a PreNup

Guidelines For a PreNup with Attorney Deborah J. Blue

In a litigation-prone world, many couples have turned to drafting legally binding contracts clarifying exactly what will be his and hers beyond that set of bathroom towels. While prenuptial agreements may remove some of the romance of “happily ever after,” they don’t mean couples have lost that lovin’ feelin’. We spoke to Deborah J. Blue, an attorney at Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. an authority on marital and family law, to learn what to put in writing before you say, “I do.”

Morris & Widman, P.A. Joins Dickinson & Gibbons As Of Counsel

Geoff Morris and Bob Widman

Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. is pleased to announce Morris & Widman, P.A. has joined us as Of Counsel, beginning April 1, 2015. Geoff Morris and Bob Widman bring their over collective 80 years of experience in representing clients that have been injured through fault of others and clients who have been the victims of legal malpractice. Both Bob and Geoff have tried numerous legal malpractice cases to verdict and have established ground breaking law through appellate decisions in the field.

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