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Lawyers Visit Storm Grove Middle School Civics Classes
Fri, Dec 12, 2014| | News

Lawyers Visit Storm Grove Middle School Civics Classes

Several of the lawyers from the law firm of Rossway Swan Tierney Barry recently visited the 7th grade Civics classes at Storm Grove Middle School for their Law Week presentations. Organized by teacher James Thimmer, lawyers prepared special programs and speeches for the students to help deepen their knowledge of the Judicial Branch, law and the court system in the United States. Additionally, the students take a state standardized test in May which covers all of the standards they have been taught since the beginning of the school year and the presentations helped prepare the students for the exams. The three lawyers from Rossway Swan Tierney Barry that presented to the Civics classes included: Chelsea Miller, Blake Smith and Justin McConnell.

Rossway Swan Tierney Barry is located in the professional Modern One building at 2101 Indian River Boulevard, Suite 200 in Vero Beach. For more information on the Firm contact Firm Administrator, Gail Fredrickson, by calling 772-231-4440 or visit their website at www.rosswayswan.com. For more information on the Storm Grove Middle School Civics classes, James Thimmer can be reached at 772-564-6403.

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Michael and Leslie Swan Set Record Goal for 2014-2015 United Way Campaign
Fri, Dec 12, 2014| | News

Michael and Leslie Swan Set Record Goal for 2014-2015 United Way Campaign

When the United Way of Indian River County selected Mike and Leslie Swan as the co-chairs to lead their 2014-2015 Campaign, everyone knew that it would take a lot of hands-on capabilities, creative thinking, strategizing, and hard work to even come close to the goal of $2,630,000, which was the highest in the history of the organization. When Leslie Swan, Indian River County’s Supervisor of Elections, and husband Mike Swan, a partner in the law firm of Rossway Swan Tierney Barry, took the helm, they not only met that challenge, they surpassed it by raising a total thus far of $2,791,065.

According to Brad Rossway, Managing Partner for Rossway Swan Tierney Barry, “We have shared a long-standing relationship with the United Way professionally, but we also partner with the organization individually and personally. To be able to follow the outstanding success that Mike and Leslie have had with the organization this year has been immensely gratifying and their impact on the community embodies the United Way’s ideal to Live United.”

The success of this 2014-2015 campaign was celebrated on March 9that the Vero Beach Country Club.

Susan Adams, Chair-Elect for the United Way Board of Directors complimented the Swans for “giving a tremendous amount of time, planning, organizing, reaching out to people, doing interviews, and even losing sleep on behalf of the campaign.”

Knowing that they would need the entire community’s assistance in reaching their lofty goal, the Swans coordinated a wide group of volunteers to work in unison with them. At the celebration, attended by approximately 200 individuals, these volunteers were cited, as were the many philanthropic organizations in Indian River County that participated in the campaign. Publix Supermarkets topped the list demonstrating a 15% increase in employee giving from last year.

Rossway Swan Tierney Barry is located in the professional Modern One building at 2101 Indian River Boulevard, Suite 200 in Vero Beach. For more information on the Firm contact Firm Administrator, Gail Fredrickson, by calling 772-231-4440 or visit their website at www.rosswayswan.com.

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Quarterly “Ask-A-Lawyer” Well-Attended by Public
Fri, Dec 12, 2014| | News

Quarterly “Ask-A-Lawyer” Well-Attended by Public

The quarterly “Ask-A-Lawyer” event organized by the Indian River Bar Association and the Law Offices of the Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. helped assist several dozen Indian River County residents during their most recent session held February 19 at the Indian River County Public Library Main Branch.

Thomas W. Tierney, Esq., President of the Indian River Bar Association and partner with Rossway Swan Tierney Barry and Carolyn Fabrizio, Private Attorney Involvement Coordinator for the 19th Judicial Circuit through Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., were extremely pleased with the turnout.

The program calls on local attorneys to volunteer their time to answer questions posed by county residents, as well as offering free consultation and advice in all civil legal areas including Family Law Matters, Estate Planning, Debt Collection, Bankruptcy, Wills & Advanced Directives, Probate, Tenant/Landlord Matters and Mobile Home.

The next event will be held at the same location during the second quarter of 2015 which will be announced soon. For further information, please contact Carolyn Fabrizio at (772) 466-4766 or (888) 582-3410

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Proclamation Presented from Board of County Commissioners to Saint Edward’s School Commemorating 50th Anniversary
Fri, Dec 12, 2014| | News

Proclamation Presented from Board of County Commissioners to Saint Edward’s School Commemorating 50th Anniversary

On behalf of Saint Edward’s School, Head Master Michael Mersky with Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Board Kevin Barry, a partner of the law firm of Rossway Swan Tierney Barry, were welcomed by the Indian River County Board of Commissioners at a meeting on January 20th in recognition of the School’s 50th anniversary.and academic achievement of all.

The Proclamation Ceremony was also attended by other Trustees, school officials, founding members and student body representatives who joined the commission for an official group photograph.

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Fri, Dec 12, 2014| | News

Rossway Swan Hosts 6th Annual Soup Bowl

A wide array of the Indian River County community attended Rossway Swan Tierney Barry’s 6th Annual Soup Bowl to benefit the Samaritan Center for Homeless Families. The event is the official launch of the Firm’s holiday season of giving, and thanks to the support of the community, the charitable event was very successful and was enjoyed by nearly 200 guests and visitors.

The partners and staff of the law Firm of Rossway Swan Tierney Barry welcomed the community to the Firm for a delicious lunch, featuring a variety of soups, sandwiches, and desserts all homemade by employees of the Firm and volunteers from the local community. Brain Freeze Café generously provided breads and croutons to accompany the soups. Handmade pottery bowls made by local artists were also available for sale at the event.

The Firm invited employees and visitors to participate in the Giving Tree which this year is benefitting the adult residents at the Homeless Family Center as well as a local family in need of financial support. The family of Niki and George Maguire, whose two year old daughter, Paxton Maguire, is afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis, is financially burdened by the medical expenses necessary to provide treatment of the genetic disorder that affects the digestive system and lungs. The Firm will continue to accept donations on behalf of the Maguire family through the end of the holiday season.
Rossway Swan Tierney Barry is located in the professional Modern One building at 2101 Indian River Boulevard, Suite 200 in Vero Beach with offices also in Coral Gables and Melbourne. For more information on the Firm or their holiday season of giving, contact Firm Administrator, Gail Fredrickson, by calling 772-231-4440. For more information on the Firm visit www.rosswayswan.com.

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Indian River County Bar Association Holiday Party
Fri, Dec 12, 2014| | News

Indian River County Bar Association Holiday Party

The Indian River County Bar Association held their annual Holiday Party on December 4 at the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa’s Cobalt Room. Several hundred lawyers attended the evening’s festivities which also supported the Indian River County Lawyers Auxiliary Toy & Book Drive.

The Toy Drive was to help relieve stress for over 100 children that need to appear in Dependency Court each month in our county. The Auxiliary requires 1200 toys to run the program for a year. The Book Drive benefits “Pelican Island READS,” a program designed to put books in the hands and homes of struggling 3rd grade readers. Each registered guest was asked to bring toys and books for donation to help the needy children of Indian River County.

The Indian River County Bar Association which offers continuing legal education programs, a speakers’ bureau, probono programs to assure availability of legal services to the indigent, law related educational programs for the public, community service as well as ongoing events in the community.

For more information on the Indian River County Bar Association, visit www.indianriverbar.org, or contact Bar Association President Tom Tierney at Rossway Swan Tierney Barry, 772-231-4440.

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