|BRADENTON-SARASOTA, FL – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that William (Will) Cloud Robinson, Jr., a principal with the Firm, has earned board certification in real estate by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Robinson’s accomplishment brings the total to nine of Blalock Walters attorneys who are board certified across seven areas of law.
“Will’s Board Certification is indicative of his unique skills and strong expertise in real estate as well as the firm’s commitment to making a positive difference for our clients,” said Jonathan Fleece, Principal at Blalock Walters.
Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification. It recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills and proficiency in a specific area of law, as well as professionalism and ethics in practice. Only six percent of eligible members are board certified in one or more of 24 certification areas.
Board certified lawyers’ experience and competency have been rigorously evaluated, and they are the only Florida lawyers allowed to refer to themselves as “specialists” or “experts” or to use the letters B.C.S. to indicate Board Certified Specialist when referring to their legal credentials.
Minimum requirements for certification include at least five years in law practice; a satisfactory showing of substantial involvement in the field for which certification is sought; a passing grade on the required examination; a satisfactory peer review assessment of competence in the specialty, as well as character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law; and satisfaction of the certification area’s continuing legal education requirements.
Robinson is also a Member of the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and Special Master for the City of Bradenton Beach, Florida, He is on the Board of Directors of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee, and is a Leadership Florida and Leadership Manatee graduate. He earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, in 2000 and undergraduate from the University of Notre Dame in Finance, as well as a Certificate in International Relations.
As a Bradenton and Sarasota area attorney, Robinson focuses primarily in the areas of real estate and land use zoning and development law. He represents commercial and residential real estate developers, corporations, businesses and individuals. His practice involves real estate conveyances, land development and permit approvals and leasing. He specializes in assisting clients to attain successful and profitable development approvals, including obtaining development entitlements for undeveloped land and enhancing the approved entitlements for the redevelopment of an existing project.
Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice, regional law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. As one of the largest law firms in Manatee and Sarasota Counties with 21 attorneys, it serves a wide range of clients in diverse industries. As a top-ranked law firm, over 60 percent of its attorneys are AV Rated in Martindale-Hubbell. Throughout its nearly 90-year history, the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout Southwest Florida and beyond.
For more information, please visit www.blalockwalters.com or call (941) 748-0100.