May 28, 2024

Attorney Keith L. Bell, Jr. Elected As New Firm President

We are pleased and proud to announce that attorney Keith L. Bell, Jr. has been unanimously elected as the new Firm President of Clark Partington Attorneys at Law. As a long-time shareholder of the Firm, a member of the Executive Committee and the managing shareholder of our Tallahassee office, Keith brings a wealth of experience and a dynamic vision to our Firm, and we are excited to see the future growth and success under his leadership.

We also extend our deepest gratitude to Alan Manning for his tremendous service and dedication over the past three years as Firm President. As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The best leader is one who has the sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” Alan exemplified this leadership, guiding our Firm with wisdom and grace.

Clark Partington has a proud history of exceptional leadership, and Keith’s installation continues this tradition of committed presidents who drive our firm forward.  Please join us in welcoming Keith L. Bell, Jr. to his new role and in celebrating Alan Manning’s outstanding service and tenure.

About Keith
Keith L. Bell, Jr. divides his time between the practice of law and serving as the Firm’s President and Managing Shareholder. He is a member of the Firm’s commercial and general litigation practice groups and focuses on commercial, construction, bankruptcy, real estate, title insurance, and probate litigation. Keith represents national, regional and local financial institutions and title insurance companies, as well as individuals and closely held companies in a wide array of litigation and transactional matters.

Keith is an AV Rated attorney and Florida Trend Legal Elite, who was recently recognized for his fifth consecutive year in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He is also an active member of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section, where he served as chair of the Business Litigation Committee, and the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section.

About Clark Partington
Clark Partington is a Gulf Coast regional law firm, serving the comprehensive legal needs of individuals and businesses as trusted advisors and counsel, with offices in Pensacola, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach & Tallahassee.

We stand on the shoulders of the founders who forged the success of our Firm, we are shaped by our respect for their legacy, and propelled forward by a quiet confidence born of 48 years of excellence.

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