|BRADENTON-SARASOTA, FL, November 13, 2013 – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to welcome litigation attorney Amanda C. Smith to the firm. Smith is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation Services group where she assists with pre-trial motions, discovery and business litigation matters. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. 2013, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, where she was Notes & Comments Editor of The Florida Law Review and received six Book Awards. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida, cum laude, as Valedictorian and Phi Beta Kappa in 2010.
Due to her extraordinary academic accomplishments, Smith was recently honored by Chief Judge Charles A. Davis, Jr., Florida Second District Court of Appeals, to deliver the “Remarks on Behalf of New Lawyers” at the 2013 Induction Ceremony for Admission to The Florida Bar. She finished in the top one percent on The Florida Bar examination.
“Amanda is a great addition to our firm. With our growth in litigation, she will provide additional depth and support for our clients,” said Charles Johnson, principal and head of Blalock Walters’ Business Litigation services group.
Smith is on the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Manatee County Bar Association; the Education Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association; a member of Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance; a member of Manatee Young Professionals; and a member of the Manatee Chapter of Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She is a certified County Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court.
Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice, business law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. As one of the largest law firms in Manatee and Sarasota Counties with 22 attorneys, it serves a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its 90-year history, the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout the southwest Florida region.
For more information: www.blalockwalters.com.