Cobb Cole is pleased to announce that it was included in the Wall Street Journal's list of Florida's Top Ranked Law Firms for 2012. The list was compiled by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative source for information about U.S. lawyers since 1868. Martindale-Hubbell researched its comprehensive database of one million lawyers and firms in over 160 countries and identified U.S. law firms of 21 or more attorneys, where at least one out of three of their lawyers achieved the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating. This AV rating indicates that the lawyer has been deemed by his or her peers to have demonstrated the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability.
Casual for a Cause started several years back when the Susan G. Korman Breast Cancer was raising funds. If you donated to the cause, you got to dress in denim the last Friday of the month. It proved to be such a hit that a committee of staff and attorneys was formed to pick local charities who did not receive federal funding and served a cross-section of the community.
Cobb Cole Attorneys and staff donate to the Florida Blood Bank and American Red Cross Mid Florida Region as February's Casual for a Cause. The Florida Blood Bank's mission is "To provide a safe, reliable, and affordable blood supply to our community by stewarding the donor's gift of life." and their philosophy is "No patient will ever go without available blood. No blood donor will ever leave feeling unappreciated.". The Attorneys and staff at Cobb Cole will donate blood throughout the month of February and for those that are unable to donate blood, monetary donations will be made to the American Red Cross Mid Florida Region in order to support their multitude of services including blood donations.
Thomas J. Leek's term as Chairman of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce culminated with the Chamber's 92nd Annual Dinner, featuring national political commentators, CNN's Paul Begala and Fox News's Tucker Carlson. In his closing remarks, Leek urged people to appreciate their community. "Some people can walk past a flower and only see the dirt," Leek said. "I'm not Pollyanna. We don't have to look past those things in our community that need improvement. But, if we spent half as much time building up our community as we do tearing it down, this would already be a better place."
On January 20-21, 2012, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) hosted its annual Affiliate Outreach Conference in St. Augustine, Florida. The conference also coincided with meetings of the YLD Board of Governors and the Law Student Division Board of Governors. The conference provided an opportunity for young lawyers from across the state to gather together, share ideas, and apply for grants for community and member service projects. Katherine Hurst Miller, the 7th Circuit Representative on YLD Board of Governors, was the conference's co-chair and oversaw the grant application and presentation process.