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VERO BEACH ATTORNEY JOHN STEWART ELECTED PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE OF THE FLORIDA BAR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2017 CONTACT: Francine Walker, The Florida Bar TELEPHONE: (850) 561-5666 Longtime Florida Bar leader and Vero Beach attorney John M. Stewart has been chosen as president-elect designate of The Florida Bar. Stewart will be sworn in as president-elect at the Bar’s annual convention in Orlando on June 15, when current President-elect Michelle Suskauer, of West Palm Beach, becomes president. He will become president for the 2019-20 Bar year. He was elected without opposition. In addition, 13 incumbent members on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition, two unopposed candidates will serve as new BOG members, and nine seats – in the First, Third, Fourth, Eleventh (two seats), Thirteenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth circuits – have contested elections. Stewart is a partner at Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L., and a third-generation Florida lawyer, who began practicing with his father right out of law school two decades ago and continues to this day. Stewart has been a leader in Bar efforts to find ways to use technology to enhance the practice of law. He said issues facing the Bar include competition from alternative legal service providers, continuing to work to protect the independence of the judiciary and making the Bar itself more responsive. “I think the Bar as an institution has to become more nimble for the benefit of our members and the public,” said Stewart in an […]Share
Bradley W. Rossway Appointed by Rick Scott to the 19th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee
Bradley W. Rossway, Managing Member at Rossway Swan, has been appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the 19th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee for a term beginning March 31, 2017 and ending July 1, 2020. The 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is responsible for interviewing applicants for judicial office and providing the Governor with a list of candidates for appointment as county or circuit court judges in the circuit. The 19th Judicial Circuit covers the counties of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee. Brad Rossway has been a trial lawyer since 1987 and in 1999 he was a founding member of Rossway Swan. Mr. Rossway focuses his practice primarily in the areas of complex matrimonial litigation, the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial documents and post-judgment proceedings. Mr. Rossway has previously served on the Florida Bar Family Law Section 19th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee from 1998 to 2002 and was the chairman of the Committee from 2001 to 2002. Locally, Mr. Rossway also served as the Indian River County Bar Association President from 2001 to 2002 and he has served his community and the Space Coast and Treasure Coast regions in charitable endeavors for several decades.Share
Rossway Swan is pleased to invite you to our 9th Annual Soup Bowl to benefit the Samaritan Center for Homeless Families on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Please join us at the Modern One Building, located at 2101 Indian River Blvd, Suite 200, in our Vero Beach office. We will have a plethora of tasty soups, sandwiches, and desserts for a suggested donation of $5.00. There will also be a large assortment of handmade pottery bowls made by local artists for sale. Join us supporting the Samaritan Center, an inter-faith, transitional, temporary shelter for homeless families in Indian River County. We look forward to seeing you on December 1st! For more information, call our office at (772) 231-4440.Share
Hurricanes are devastating and recovery takes time. However, if you have sustained property damage, there are steps that you can take after the storm passes to make your insurance claims process smoother. Here are some helpful tips to follow: 1. Document the Damage. Take pictures or shoot video footage before attempting any temporary repairs to assist in the claim process. This includes personal property such as televisions, cars, major appliances, and furniture. 2. Prevent Further Damage. While you need to attempt to preserve your property, do only what’s necessary to prevent further damage, such as covering up broken windows with plastic, moving furniture to an undamaged portion of the house or putting a tarp on your roof. The insurance adjuster will need to see what happened first-hand to assess your claim. 3. Find Your Insurance Policy. Try to locate your insurance policy to determine what is covered. Look for homeowners, flood (flood coverage is not covered under most homeowners policies and is separate coverage) and automobile policies (may cover damage to your car). 4. Find a Safe Place to Stay. If your home is uninhabitable, the loss of use coverage in a standard homeowners insurance policy typically helps pay for your family’s lodging as long as the damage is part of a covered claim. Check your policy or ask your insurance agent to make sure you have this coverage and to determine its monetary value and time limits. If you get payments up front for temporary living expenses, don’t sign […]Share
The Law Firm of Rossway Swan Tierney Barry continued their annual holiday season of giving by delivering the gifts which accumulated beneath their decorated Giving Tree. Each year, the Firm invites employees and visitors to share in their holiday giving effort to benefit a local charity. This year, participants selected handmade gift tags from the tree which identified the wishes of resident adults of the Homeless Family Center (HFC) of Vero Beach. The Giving Tree was displayed at the Firm’s 6th annual Soup Bowl on December 4th.
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 or their holiday season of giving, contact Firm Administrator, Gail Fredrickson, by calling 772-231-4440 or visit their website at www.rosswayswan.com.Share
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.Share