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September, 2018 - One of our attorneys, Donna McMillan, is giving this presentation next Thursday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. Check it out here.

September, 2018 - Our Attorney Spotlight for September is Margaret E. Wood, Esq.   You can read her story here.

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August, 2018 - Margaret E. (Peggy) Wood, Esq., an attorney in the firm's Trust & Estates Department, attended the Treasure Coast Children's Museum's Shipwrecked Party with her husband, Michael Abruzzo.  Ms. Wood, who has served on the Museum's Board of Directors since 2014, is the incoming President.

August, 2018 - Need Help?  Certified Elder Law Attorneys have the answers.  Nicola J. Melby, CELA*, a partner at our firm, can help you with your Elder Law issues.

August, 2018 - Our Attorney Spotlight for August is Terence P. McCarthy, a partner at our firm.  You can read his story here.

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June, 2018 - The Firm is proud to announce that Margaret E. “Peggy” Wood, a member of the Firm’s Trusts & Estates Department, was awarded the 2018 Leader in the Law Award for the Martin County Chapter of FAWL.  The award is given to an attorney in recognition for being a positive role model for peers, making meaningful contributions to the legal profession and the community, and advancing the cause of women.  Peggy received the award at the FAWL Annual Awards & Installation Gala in Orlando.

    

June, 2018 - Our "Attorney Spotlight" for June is Robert P. Summers,  a partner at our firm.  You can read his story here.

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January, 2018 - We are pleased to announce that Margaret (Peggy) Wood, Esq., an attorney in our Trusts and Estates Department, has been elected to the position of Secretary of the YMCA of the Treasure Coast.  Ms. Wood was also selected to serve as a member of the Y’s Governing Committee.  Congratulations!

January, 2018 - ROBERT P. SUMMERS SELECTED TO THE 2018 FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS LIST - We are very proud to announce that one of our partners, Robert P. Summers, Esq., has been selected to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.  Additionally, Mr. Summers has been selected for the past five years for this prestigious honor.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  Congratulations, Mr. Summers!!!

                

October, 2017 - We are proud to have been supporters of this years Walk to End Alzheimer's 2017, held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, FL. Thanks go out to Peggy Wood, attorney at our firm, for manning our booth at the walk.

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October, 2017 - The recent MCEPC symposium was an excellent event.  One of our partners, Nikki Melby, was a keynote speaker.

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September, 2017 - McCarthy, Summers, Bobko, Wood, Norman, Bass & Melby, P.A. is proud to be the Gold Sponsor for the Third Annual Martin County Estate Planning Council Symposium.  This year, it is October 17, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. at The Charles and Rae Kane Center in Stuart, FL.  Check out the image below for more information on how to RSVP.

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June, 2017 - We are pleased to announce that two of our attorneys, Margaret (Peggy) Wood and Jessica VanValkenburgh, have both been elected to the Martin County Chapter of the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers for 2017-2018.  Ms. VanValkenburgh is now a member of the board, and Chapter Representative for State FAWL.  Ms. Wood is Secretary, for the second year in a row.  Congratulations!

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June, 2017 - ROBERT P. SUMMERS SELECTED TO THE 2017 FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS LIST - We are very proud to announce that one of our partners, Robert P. Summers, Esq., has been selected to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  Congratulations, Mr. Summers!

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March, 2017 - Our latest group photo.

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March, 2017 - Here is Peggy Wood, attorney at our firm, giving a presentation regarding probate and estate planning at the Meadows Community Affairs Day. This event was on March 18, 2017.

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March, 2017 - Here's Donna McMillan, Attorney at our firm, at this years Kane Center Parkinson's Health Fair. This year's fair was held on March 10, 2017.

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February, 2017 - One of our attorneys, Jessica VanValkenburgh, is shown here at the Law Day Fair at the Kane Center in Stuart, FL. The fair was today, February 10, 2017, and was to offer free legal advice to the community.

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December, 2016 - We are proud to announce that our law partner, Michael J. McNicholas, has been elected Circuit Court Judge for the 19th Circuit.

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September, 2016 - We are pleased to announce that one of our attorneys, Margaret (Peggy) Wood, has just been formally elected as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast.  Congratulations!

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July, 2016 - ROBERT P. SUMMERS SELECTED TO THE 2016 FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS LIST - We are very proud to announce that one of our partners, Robert P. Summers, Esq., has been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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June, 2016 - McCarthy, Summers, Bobko, Wood, Norman, Bass & Melby, P.A. is pleased to announce that one of our partners, Nicola J. Melby, who is Certified as an Elder Law Specialist by the National Elder Law Foundation, has just been appointed to the Board of Directors of that certifying organization. Mrs. Melby’s term on the board will be three years.  Congratulations!

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May, 2016 - Michael J. McNicholas, partner at our firm, assisted in a mock trial with students from Anderson Middle School on May 19, 2016.  The students were participating in a live (although fabricated) criminal trial where the Principal was charged with stealing the toupee of the Assistant Principal Mr. Flanagan. Mr. McNicholas was acting as the "judge" in this case! The students did a fantastic job, and really grasped how our legal system works.

April, 2016 - Here's Nicola J. Melby, a partner at our firm, talking to seniors about "ElderSmarts" at the Fort Pierce Council on Aging facility.

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March, 2016 - Nicola J. Melby, partner at our firm, was chosen for the 2016 Women of Distinction Award in the category of “Business Professional”, by Soroptimist International of Stuart, Florida.  A nominee for the Women of Distinction, according to the award application, is described as someone who “demonstrates high ethical standards personally, is a recognized role model, has a strong sense of community responsibility and is outstanding in her contributions within Martin County.”   The Soroptimist International of Stuart is dedicated to enhancing lives of women and their families in the community. The organization provides community service in the area and helps to promote friendships and networking.  We heartily congratulate Mrs. Melby on her accomplishment.

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February, 2016 - One of our partners, Kenneth A. Norman was recently quoted regarding The Frances Langford Foundation entrusting $7.7 million dollars to the Martin County Community Foundation. In his capacity as Board Chairman of the Martin County Community Foundation, Mr. Norman stated:  "The Board of the Martin County Community Foundation and I are honored by this demonstration of trust and faith by the Trustees of the Frances Langford Foundation.".  Learn more here - https://yourmccf.org/

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