WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 19, 2019) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has selected the firm to participate in his initiative entitled “Lawyers Assisting Warriors (LAW).”
The LAW initiative will draw from the talent of Florida’s major law firms to provide pro bono legal services for military members. The law firms designated by the governor include Gunster, Greenberg Traurig, Holland & Knight, and Shutts & Bowen.
“Our military is part of the lifeblood of Florida. It is important to take care of our military members and assist them with access to legal services,” said George S. LeMieux, chairman of the board of Gunster. “Our firm wholeheartedly believes in supporting the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces across Florida and we are honored to have been invited by Governor DeSantis to participate in this worthy initiative.”
In its initial stage the program will focus on providing legal representation to active duty members in limited civil matters, such as landlord/tenant disputes, debt payment issues, wills, trusts, and consumer fraud cases. In a later phase, the program may expand its scope to provide legal services to veterans.
DeSantis announced the initiative on Apr. 18 during a visit to the Armament Museum at Eglin Air Force Base. LeMieux joined the governor for the announcement.
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Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With nearly 200 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.