Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to recognize attorneys from the firm’s Tampa office, who were recently commended by the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Prob Bono Committee for extraordinary service.
The Shutts Tampa office maintains a long-term commitment to pro bono legal services and leadership in recruiting other attorneys to help ensure that the indigent residents of Hillsborough County have access to legal recourse for their problems. They were honored for their outstanding contributions of pro bono legal services at the virtual “13th Annual Thirteenth Circuit Pro Bono Awards Ceremony,” on October 27, 2020. The Honorable Darren Farfente, Vice Chair of the Thirteenth Circuit Pro Bono Committee, presented in recognition of the Hillsborough County attorneys providing Pro Bono service in 2019. The Pro Bono Service Awards thank the lawyers who have selflessly provided pro bono legal services to some of the most vulnerable members of the community.
Tampa Attorneys Recognized for Volunteering 100+ Pro Bono Hours in 2019:
Also recognized for pro bono service in 2019 were Tampa attorneys Raciel Perez and Michael Silver.
“Thanks to the selfless efforts of our attorneys and staff, the Shutts & Bowen Tampa office will continue to have a meaningful, positive impact on our local community and those in need in the greater Tampa Bay area” says R. Alan Higbee, Managing Partner of the Tampa office. “The honorees embody the spirit of community involvement that epitomizes pro bono service.”
Created by the Florida Supreme Court, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee oversees pro bono service to the poor in Hillsborough County. The committee is chaired by the Honorable Barbara Twine Thomas and is administered by the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) of Bay Area Legal Services.
About Shutts & Bowen LLP
Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service law firm with approximately 300 lawyers in offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Learn more about Shutts & Bowen at www.shutts.com.