Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon Celebrates 100th Anniversary (Established law firm continues its commitment to Pensacola area)

PENSACOLA, Fla., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of Pensacola's largest law firms turns 100 this year.  Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon first opened its doors in 1913.  But the first big milestone of this well-respected firm was when Patrick G. Emmanuel joined the firm in 1948. 

After earning a law degree at the University of Florida and serving in World War II, Emmanuel began what became a long and prestigious legal career.  Over the years, Mr. Emmanuel was the recipient of the Florida Bar's President's Pro Bono Service Award, as well as the Florida Bar Foundations "2001 Medal of Honor Award".  He is rated an A-V attorney by Martindale Hubbell, and has been named in each volume of The Best Lawyers in America, since 1983, as one of Florida's outstanding lawyers in real estate.

In 1952, he was joined by partner Alan C. Sheppard, also a veteran of World War II.  Alphonse G. Condon Jr., was hired in 1965, completing the trio. 

"The culture and philosophy of this firm is that we want to give back to the community and the bar associations," said Alan Bookman, who jointed the firm in 1975 as the tenth attorney on staff.  "The community has been good to us, we want to be good to the community."   Several members of the firm have served on the board of Fiesta of Five Flags, and the firm has been the sponsor of the opening event for over ten years.

The firm has enjoyed steady growth over the years, with 26 attorneys now on staff.  Bookman says, "We expect to be here another hundred years, at least.  We have grown with Pensacola, and we want to continue to grow with Pensacola and Northwest Florida."

The firm will be celebrating their anniversary by sponsoring numerous community events, including the Pensacola Children's Chorus and Evenings at Old3 Seville Square.  The events will be capped off with centennial party in October. 

About Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon

Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon is an accomplished law firm in Pensacola with 26 attorneys and a variety of practice areas.  The firm serves individuals, families and businesses by providing legal support in such areas as real estate law,  estate planning, construction law, business and corporate law and more.

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