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, Bishop Museum of Science and Nature (formerly named South Florida Museum) and Realize Bradenton.

Attorneys Mark Barnebey (far left) and Marisa Powers (far right) joined City of Palmetto officials in helping serve City staff during their Employee Appreciation Luncheon

Attorneys Mark Barnebey (far left) and Marisa Powers (far right) joined City of Palmetto officials in helping serve City staff during their Employee Appreciation Luncheon

Sisterhood for Good “Spring Sensations” Fashion Show. L to R: Jenifer Schembri, Jill McGarry, Ann Breitinger, Amanda Tullidge

Sisterhood for Good “Spring Sensations” Fashion Show. L to R: Jenifer Schembri, Jill McGarry, Ann Breitinger, Amanda Tullidge

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

Robert and Emily Stroud support Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Orchid Ball

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

Cheers for Charity raises money at Ponies, Polo and Pearls fundraiser. L to R: Greg DeMeuse, Kristen Ehrlich, Marisa Powers, Ann Breitiner, Anne Chapman, Amanda Tullidge

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

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

Manatee Community Foundation “Spirit of Manatee” Awards. Bottom: Jill McGarry, Jenifer Schembri. Top: Anthony Bartirome, Charles Johnson, Matthew Lapointe, Dana Gentry

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

Annual HOB NOB, presented by Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation. Jenifer Schembri

The Latest

Turning Points Hosts Hats, Heels and Bow Ties Fundraiser

We were proud to support the 2019 Turning Points Hats & Heels & Bow Ties Luncheon at Grove Ballroom on May 3, 2019. Guests showed up in hats worthy of the Kentucky Derby, fancy heels, and gentleman showed off their best bow ties, including health care and business attorney Matt Lapointe. The sold out event had a fabulous raffle and silent auction, a photo booth, and a “best of” contest.

Turning Points, located at the Bill Galvano One Stop Center, provides, coordinates, and facilitates services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Manatee County.

Attorneys Amanda Tullidge, Marisa Powers, Matt Lapointe and Anne Chapman attend the Turning Points Hats, Heels & Bow Ties.

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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