Headlines & Articles

Welcome to our Headlines and Articles section, at Conerly Bowman LLP. This is where we share with you and others throughout the Emerald Coast the latest news about our firm, the law, real estate, and more! Click on any of the articles below to read more about each one. If there is a topic you feel we should feature in our Headlines and Articles section please contact us.

BP Found Guilty of “Gross Negligence” in 2010 Oil Spill Disaster

Studies Show that Texting and Driving May Be More Dangerous Than DUI

Recently, studies have surfaced exposing the true dangers of using technology while driving. Dr. David Strayer, a Professor of Neural Science at the University of Utah, has been studying distraction driving over ten years. Dr. Strayer’s research reveals that texting and driving is twice as dangerous as drinking and >>Continue Reading

Hayward Dykes Jr., Esq. to Assume the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee “B” Chair

Hayward Dykes Jr., a founding partner at Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP was recently selected to assume the chair for the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee “B”. The grievance committee plays an important role in reviewing complaints against attorneys and making recommendations for disciplinary action when appropriate to the Florida >>Continue Reading

Monica M. Albarello, Esq. Appointed to the Florida Bar Military Affairs Committee

Recently it was announced that associate Monica M. Albarello, Esq., has been appointed by the Florida Bar to serve on the Military Affairs Committee beginning July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017. The purpose of the Military Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Florida Bar which states >>Continue Reading

Uninsured Motorist Coverage: Don’t Leave Home Without It

Florida has among the highest uninsured motorist rates in the United States.  A recent study by the Insurance Research Council reported that approximately 23% of Florida drivers are uninsured, the fifth highest percentage of uninsured drivers in the nation. According to Florida law, in most cases a Florida driver >>Continue Reading

Hayward Dykes Jr., Named as Honorary Commander for Hurlburt in 2014

It was recently announced that Hayward Dykes, Jr., a founding partner with Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP was recently selected to participate in Team Hurlburt’s Honorary Commander Program for 2014. Mr. Dykes was one of 10 other community leaders to be selected from a pool of over 25 nominations >>Continue Reading

Lamar Conerly Announces Gift to Northwest Florida State College
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Lamar Conerly, a partner at Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP announces that he is responding to the call of the Northwest Florida State College Foundation’s Million Dollar Scholarship Campaign. Mr. Conerly announced that he will be providing a matching gift of $15,000.00. If fully realized, Mr. Conerly’s gift will >>Continue Reading

Monica Albarello, published in recent CABA Briefs

Ms. Albarello is proud to announce her recent inclusion into the CABA Briefs Spring 2013 edition. CABA Briefs is a quarterly publication of the Cuban American Bar Association. CABA’s mission statement identifies the organization as a non-profit voluntary bar association founded in 1974 by lawyers of Cuban descent. CABA’s >>Continue Reading

Two Attorneys from Conerly, Bowman & Dykes Selected to Serve Local Bar Association
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Recently two attorneys from Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP were selected to serve on the Okaloosa Bar Association (OBA) and the OBA’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) as officers. Levin Bracken, an associate with the firm since its beginning was selected to serve as Treasurer for the OBA. Monica Albarello >>Continue Reading

Florida Governor Signs Into Law Ban on Texting While Driving

On May 28, 2013, Governor Rick Scott signed into law a ban on drivers texting while driving. The new law makes it illegal to read or send texts while driving. Currently the law will make such an offense a secondary offense, which means that the driver must be pulled >>Continue Reading

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