June 25, 2019 – The Florida Bar supports its 106,000 members and citizens of Florida by promoting regulation of the practice of law and ensuring high standards of professionalism. We are proud that seven Clark Partington attorneys volunteer their time on the Florida Bar’s boards, standing and special committees, and sections.
Appointments to Florida Bar committees are made each year by the President-elect of the Florida Bar – approximately 2,000 Florida Bar members serve on 70 standing committees. These groups, along with the governing Board, do much of the work of The Florida Bar. In 2018, Jeremy Branning was elected to the First Circuit seat of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, making Jeremy the second Clark Partington attorney in the firm’s history to serve in that position. The first was Bill Clark. As a member of the Board of Governors, Jeremy advocates on behalf of his peers in the First Circuit and serves with an open line of communication for matters facing the legal profession in the First Circuit and throughout the state. In addition to Jeremy’s leadership, six other Clark Partington attorneys serve the Florida Bar in various capacities:
Florida Bar Leadership
Douglas A. Bates, (Commercial Litigation) serves on the Executive Council of the Business Law Section; Legislative Chair for the Business Law Section; Member and Immediate Past-Chair of the Standing Committee on Student Education and Admission to the Bar Committee
Keith L. Bell (Commercial Litigation) is the Chair of the Business Litigation Committee of the Business Law Section; Business Law Section Member; and, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section Member
Jeremy C. Branning, (General Litigation) occupies the First Circuit seat of the Florida Board of Governors and also serves as a member of the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section
Mark D. Davis (Commercial Litigation) serves on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee 1-B, First Circuit, and is a member of the Governmental Public Policy Advocacy Committee of the Florida Bar
Bruce Partington, (General Litigation) is Vice Chair of the Construction Law Certification Committee
Robert Powell, (Commercial Litigation) serves on the Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for the First Judicial Circuit and is a member of the Business Law Section
Richard N. Sherrill, (Transactions) is Vice Chair of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Trust and Estate Tax Planning Committee and serves on the Executive Council of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
About Clark Partington:
Clark Partington is the largest business focused firm in the Florida panhandle with offices in Pensacola, Destin, Grayton Beach & Tallahassee. The firm also maintains a presence in South Alabama with an Orange Beach office. Since 1976 Clark Partington has grown to over forty lawyers and has served the people and businesses of Florida through an innovative and collaborative approach to practicing law. Our lawyers are consistently recognized for their service to the profession and excellence in the courtroom. More information about the firm’s practice, its attorneys, and recognitions may be found at www.clarkpartington.com.