SARASOTA, Fla. – Bill Robertson, CEO and personal injury attorney with the prestigious Kirk Pinkerton, P.A. law firm in Sarasota, launched a website (www.kirkpinkertonveteransbenefits.org) today as part of the Helping Our Heroes effort. The website will serve as a conduit, housing all available resources for veterans, including benefits, services, military-friendly employers and philanthropic partners, specifically for local veterans to access.
Established in 2013, this initiative is a collaborative, nonprofit concept to assist returning military veterans with their financial and employment needs. The effort joins forces with community partners to expand its reach.
“Since the Helping Our Heroes initiative launched, the program has exploded with increased interest and individuals looking to get involved,” said Robertson, whose father was also an attorney and a decorated, combat-wounded World War II lieutenant. “We hope this website helps meet the diverse needs of our local veterans, and we look forward to populating the website with additional community partners and resources.”
Robertson, a fifth generation attorney, brings his passion for justice to the airwaves every Friday from 4 – 5 p.m. on “Let’s Talk Law,” a radio show that covers every legal subject and takes listeners beyond the courtroom. The show airs on WSRQ’s 106.9FM, 98.9FM and 1220AM. On the last Friday of each month, the show is dedicated to veterans and the Helping Our Heroes initiative.
Launched in March, the show has already helped featured veterans find employment, and has paired up local business owners with veterans in need of financial support and employment opportunities. Most recently, Alice Bice, an Army veteran, was featured on the show and secured employment shortly after.
As part of this effort, the Kirk Pinkerton Veterans Support Fund, a financial resource when no other funds are available, gifts $2,500 per year to veterans seeking support in the Sarasota/Manatee area. To date, three recipients have received funds to pursue their goals.
For more information, please visit www.kirkpinkertonveteransbenefits.org.
About Bill Robertson
Celebrating his 30th year at Kirk Pinkerton, P.A., Bill Robertson is a fifth generation attorney in Sarasota. Continuing in the tradition started by his great-grandfather and grandfather, who opened their practice here in 1925, Robertson is the CEO of Kirk Pinkerton, P.A. and a personal injury attorney. For the 10th consecutive year, he has received an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings, the highest peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
A Sarasota native and father of four, Robertson serves on the Riverview High School Foundation board, of which he acted as past president. He received his bachelor’s degree in government from Florida State University and studied law at Stetson University. Robertson is a long-time member of the Florida Justice Association and has been a member of the Florida Bar and the Sarasota County Bar Association since 1984. For more information, visit his Kirk Pinkerton profile.
About Kirk Pinkerton, P.A.
Kirk Pinkerton, P.A. has been serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with distinction since 1926, representing prominent clients and Sarasota pioneers like John Ringling. Since that time, the law firm has continued to provide clients with quality, results-driven legal services at the highest level. For more information, visit www.kirkpinkerton.com.