Shutts & Bowen
Shutts & Bowen LLP is an Am Law 200 Florida-based law firm with over 240 attorneys in seven offices in the State of Florida and one office in Europe. Shutts & Bowen was founded in 1910. Frank B. Shutts came to Miami in 1909 and became the legal representative of Henry M. Flagler and the Florida East Coast Railway Company. In 1910 he formed a professional association with Henry F. Atkinson. In 1912 Crate D. Bowen joined the firm which settled on the name Shutts and Bowen in 1919. In 1910 Shutts organized the Miami Herald Publishing Company and was its President and principal stockholder. Shutts and Bowen is among the List of largest U.S. law firms by number of lawyers. Its offices are located in the Florida cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, and Tallahassee. Its Tallahassee office is headed by Bobby Brantley. According to statistics submitted to American Lawyer, Shutts & Bowen recorded $127.5 million in revenue for the year 2012 with profits per partner averaging $682,000.
United States Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton worked at Shutts and Bowen before he began his political and judicial career.
Congressman Robert Wexler, was a former partner in the West Palm Beach Office of Shutts & Bowen before he became a State Senator and then a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1996 election.
Jonathan Gerber, a former partner in the West Palm Beach Office, became a Palm Beach County Court Judge from 2002 to 2004, then a Circuit Court Judge from 2004 until 2009, and on April 7, 2009, Florida Governor Charlie Christ appointed him to the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.
- Blackman 1921 p. 190
- "Shutts & Bowen LLP - Shutts & Bowen LLP Law Firm Profile". martindale.com. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
- "American Lawyer". Am Law 200. American Lawyer.
- "Florida Governor Charlie Crist | Governor Crist Appoints Judge Jonathan Gerber and Spencer Levine to Fourth District Court of Appeal". Flgov.com. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
- Blackman, E. V. Miami and Dade County, Florida. Washington, DC: Victor Rainbolt, 1921.
- Shutts & Bowen Website
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