Dabney L. Conner
245 South Central Avenue
Bartow, Florida 33830
Practice Areas: Civil Trial Practice.
Dabney Loy Conner was born in Bartow, Polk County, Florida, in 1937. He graduated from Florida State University (B.A. 1959 majoring in chemistry) and earned his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law (J.D. 1970).
From 1959 through 1967, Mr. Conner was a research chemist and technical services representative for Copolymer Rubber & Chemical Corporation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Akron, Ohio. In 1970, he began his practice of law in Bartow with the then-named firm Boswell & Boswell. Today the firm is titled Boswell & Dunlap, LLP and is Polk County's oldest law firm.
Mr. Conner was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1970. He served as City Judge for the City of Bartow and served on the Board of Trustees of Bartow memorial Hospital. He has served as local counsel for the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). He is a John Marshall Bar Association member. Mr. Conner was Chairman of the Florida Bar's Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Tenth Judicial Circuit for many years. Mr. Conner serves the Board of Directors for the Polk County Youth Fair.
Mr. Conner's practice focuses on civil trial litigation in all courts in which he is admitted to practice.
He is an active member of The Florida Bar (1970), the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association (1977) and is a Master in the Willson American Inn of Court (member since 1990). He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the Middle District of Florida, United States District Court (1971), the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit (1977) and the United States Supreme Court (1980).
Mr. Conner is a member of the Vestry and a Lay Eucharistic Minister of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bartow.
He and his wife, Beverly (Polk State College professor - retired) reside with their bird dogs in Bartow.
Bev has been a Legal Assistant to Dabney L. Conner since 1975. She has extensive experience in civil litigation and trial preparation (state and federal court cases). She achieved a Certified Professional Secretary designation in 1988 and earned her A.S. degree in the same field at Polk Community College, now Polk State College, in 1991. Bev attained her designation as a Certified Legal Assistant in 1995. Notary Public.