Our uniqueness begins with the fact that we are St. Petersburg's oldest law firm, having been founded in 1915, when our little fishing village was becoming a city. From our inception to the present, the hallmark of our firm has been our commitment to compassionate and exceptional service to each client and to our community.
We feel particularly blessed to continue to receive the counsel, involvement, and encouragement from John C. Dew, the son of one of our founding partners, Jack C. Dew. John is in his 65th year of service to our firm and our community. In keeping with our early founders' values, we continue to be dedicated to going beyond the necessary document preparation and legal analysis to forming significant client, attorney, and staff relationships that have spanned generations. We provide a detailed, comprehensive approach to each client's matter, which includes taking the time to understand the underlying needs to be addressed to arrive at a personalized solution. This is especially valuable to our clients who are dealing with the loss or incapacity of a loved one or with the painful and frustrating complexities of planning for the aging process. In addition, we continue to provide our clients with the added benefits derived from teaching them the legal principles that affect their matters. We look forward to uniquely partnering with you to accomplish your legal needs. (Click here our historical summary in the St. Petersburg Times article, entitled 85th Anniversary, dated November 1, 2000.)
Areas of Practice
Since the inception of the firm, we have pledged to serve our clients, our profession and our community with integrity, skill and commitment. We promise to continue that philosophy. The attorneys of Harris, Barrett, Mann & Dew, P.A. are trained to meet the legal challenges of our clients.
We work a lifetime to put together a “nest egg” or some group of assets in order to care for ourselves and hopefully leave a legacy for our family, our friends, or worthy charitable causes. We provide a thoughtful and thorough structure within which you can accomplish your end of life and testamentary goals.
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Facing and planning for the aging and dying process is a complex combination of financial, medical, spiritual, and personal planning challenges. We approach this area of our practice with almost 150 years of legal experience between John Dew, John Lavery, and Evelyn Kuttler. Our hallmark in this practice is the compassionate use of all the necessary legal, social, and medical services that can be mobilized for the safety, health, protection and most importantly, the dignity of each of our clients, and their loved ones and care givers.
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