Continuing its long and close association with Winter Haven, Boswell & Dunlap LLP, Polk County’s oldest law firm, was pleased to join with the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce to present Celebrate Winter Haven – 30 Days of YAY! The month-long virtual event began on October 1 and celebrated the many community milestones and memories from this past year. It concluded with a new video, Winter Haven – We Call it Home, in which Robert Chilton and Jillian Spangler were thrilled to feature.
Boswell & Dunlap LLP is proud to announce that Donald H. Wilson, Jr. has been awarded the 2022 Medal of Merit by the Bartow Rotary Club. This award is given in recognition of one’s outstanding community service within their profession.
Don is a fifth-generation Polk County citizen, residing on the same street where his great, great grandparents settled over 150 years ago. After graduating from the University of Florida College of Law and working in Coral Gables for a few years, he returned to serve his community in Bartow. He chose to work for Boswell and Dunlap, the firm that was co-founded by his grandfather Solon G. Wilson in 1900.
Here, he has been active in the Bartow Chamber of Commerce, the Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation, and was the first president of the Bartow Main Street Program. Don has also represented the Polk County School Board since 1980, and served as Polk State College’s General Counsel since about 1990. His commitment to educational and community institutions has been evident throughout his career.
The firm applauds Don on his accomplishments, and thanks him for his years of service within the legal profession and our community. Congratulations, Don.
Boswell & Dunlap LLP, Polk County’s oldest law firm, is happy to announce that Kevin M. Kohl was on December 18, 2020 appointed by Governor DeSantis as Judge on the Polk County Court. Kevin joined the firm in 2015 and has served his clients with diligence and distinction, focusing on civil litigation, criminal defense and family law. He underwent a rigorous vetting process and was nominated to the County Bench by the Tenth Judicial Circuit’s Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy left by Judge Swenson’s appointment to the Circuit Bench. The Firm wishes Kevin every success.
As an essential services provider in our community for over 120 years, we are proud to remain open for the transaction of our clients’ legal business during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During this time, the safety and health of our clients, our staff and our attorneys is of foremost importance to us. To prevent unintentional business and workplace transmissions, we have implemented certain protective measures at our office. Effective April 3, 2020, our office lobby and meeting rooms will be available for client consultations and real estate transactions “by appointment only.” Additionally, in compliance with local, state and federal COVID-19 guidance, we have limited physical gatherings and meeting group sizes to ten (10) persons or less at all times. We also continue to perform increased environmental cleaning in our public spaces.
During appointments, we kindly request all that of our clients and guests practice ordinary respiratory etiquette and remain mindful of applicable social distancing requirements.
If you have an appointment scheduled and are feeling unwell, please contact us in advance and make arrangements for your appointment to be held by telephone or web-based conferencing. If you have other concerns regarding your visit, please notify us and we will be glad to make special arrangements in order to assist you.
Boswell & Dunlap LLP was thrilled to continue its sponsorship of the 2020 Polk County Public Schools Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year Program. Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Miller, Kay Llewellyn, and each of this year’s finalists. The firm is proud to be associated with this annual event honoring those who make the difference in the lives of our children.
Boswell & Dunlap LLP is pleased to announce that Sean R. Parker has been appointed president of the Polk Area Real Estate Council. The council connects real estate attorneys and professionals throughout Polk County and beyond to provide education, information and resources to consumers and our real estate community, to enhance the practices of real estate attorneys, and to make each real estate experience a successful, positive and rewarding one. Sean’s appointment continues the firm’s century-long commitment to our local real estate community.
Boswell & Dunlap LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney Jillian T. Spangler has been appointed Alternate Special Magistrate by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. As Alternate Special Magistrate, Ms. Spangler will preside over Code Enforcement Public Hearings. She will have the authority to determine, based upon the evidence and testimony presented, if a code or ordinance violation has occurred. Ms. Spangler’s appointment as Alternate Special Magistrate continues this firm’s long history of service to Polk County’s local governments, and the citizens they serve.
On January 24, 2020, Robert Chilton will host a free HOA seminar at the Lakeland Public Library on Lake Morton. The event, which begins at 3:00 p.m., will focus on legal issues facing Florida homeowners’ associations and include topics such as meeting procedures, estoppel requests, covenant enforcement and statutory updates. Mr. Chilton has been certified to provide HOA board member education courses by Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
All are welcome. However, as space is limited, please contact the firm by January 20, 2020 to reserve your place.
On December 5, 2019, the firm was pleased to join with the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce in hosting, once again, a Very Merry Holiday Celebration. Many thanks to the chamber, the Grove in the Swamp BBQ Team, all of the elves at Terrie Lobb Catering and, of course, to Mr. Clause for making the long trip down from the North Pole. The event was a great success.
September 13, 2019 – Boswell & Dunlap LLP was elated to help sponsor the Polk State College Foundation’s Tenth Annual Wine for Wisdom fundraiser! The sumptuous California-themed event, which took place on September 12, 2019 at Polk State’s Winter Haven campus, was a smashing, sold-out success. Since its inception in 2010, Wine for Wisdom has raised more than $425,000 in student scholarships. Boswell & Dunlap LLP is privileged to be associated with such an important occasion.