Our Community

For more than 90 years, Blalock Walters remains dedicated to our legacy of giving back to the communities in which we live and prosper. Our attorneys have led as presidents or chairs of many of the area’s major civic and charitable organizations including: Goodwill Industries Manasota, Goodwill Foundation, Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota Orchestra, United Way, Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, and the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation.

We also serve on various Boards of cultural and educational institutions in the Manatee-Sarasota region including: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, USF Sarasota-Manatee, New College of Florida and its Foundation, Asolo Repertory Theatre, South Florida Museum and Realize Bradenton.

Will Robinson delivers hot meals to seniors in need for Meals on Wheels

Will Robinson delivers hot meals to seniors in need for Meals on Wheels

Fred Moore enjoyed supporting the Manatee High School Lacrosse Booster Club golf tournament

Fred Moore enjoyed supporting the Manatee High School Lacrosse Booster Club golf tournament

Marisa Powers appointed to Turning Points board of directors

Marisa Powers appointed to Turning Points board of directors

Ann Breitinger, Chair of Realize Bradenton, and her fellow board members accept a grant from Together Manatee

Ann Breitinger, Chair of Realize Bradenton, and her fellow board members accept a grant from Together Manatee

Cliff Walters accepts the inaugural Robert P. Bartz Outstanding Leadership Award at Manatee Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Cliff Walters accepts the inaugural Robert P. Bartz Outstanding Leadership Award at Manatee Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Will Robinson, Mark Barnebey and Scott Rudacille at the Early Learning Coalition fundraiser

Will Robinson, Mark Barnebey and Scott Rudacille at the Early Learning Coalition fundraiser

Jason Levy, Greg DeMeuse and Annie Breitinger at Cheers for Charity “Pearls, Polos and Ponies” event at Sarasota Polo Club

Jason Levy, Greg DeMeuse and Annie Breitinger at Cheers for Charity “Pearls, Polos and Ponies” event at Sarasota Polo Club

BeWell, our corporate wellbeing program, hosts a Charity Toy Drive benefiting Turning Points

BeWell, our corporate wellbeing program, hosts a Charity Toy Drive benefiting Turning Points

The Latest

Blalock Walters Sponsors Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon Featuring Speaker Will Reeve

Blalock Walters is proud to sponsor Tidewell Hospice’s 9th Annual Signature Luncheon on February 9, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida.

This year’s keynote speaker is Will Reeve, Ambassador and Board Member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation,
Director of the Reeve Foundation Champions Committee and ESPN broadcaster.  Since August 2014 when Reeve joined ESPN, he has been a contributor to SportsCenter and E:60, bringing his youthful perspective to stories in order to appeal to a younger sports fan while resonatingwith all ESPN viewers. Across multiple platforms, he focuses on highlighting the humanity in sports with his dynamic personality and passion for storytelling.

Reeve’s journey early in life shaped the man he is today. He will share his personal story of witnessing his mother serve as a caregiver to his father after he became paralyzed when Will was just 3 and how his strong support system of family, friends and grief counseling helped him after losing his father and
mother within 16 months of one another, leaving him an orphan at 13. Reeve now works to improve the quality of life for those suffering from spinal cord injuries and to offer support, resources and information to help caregivers navigate life with a loved one suffering paralysis.

His message at the Signature Luncheon will provide a unique insight into building and thriving within a solid support system.

Proceeds from the event benefit the more than 8,000 patients and families who receive compassionate care through Tidewell each year, regardless of their ability to pay.  For more information or to buy tickets, contact Aida Matic at (941) 552-7660 or click here.

Health Care attorney and Managing Partner Jonathan Fleece has been a long-time supporter and member of the Tidewell Hospice board of directors.

Bob Blalock Named 2017 Manatee County Distinguished Citizen

During the awards reception on Thursday, January 12, 2017, City of Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant announced Bob Blalock as the 2017 Manatee County Distinguished Citizen. The Distinguished Citizen award recognizes those individuals who have made significant and...

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