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Lamar A Conerly

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Practice Areas: Business Law, Real Estate, Condominium Law, Construction Law, Commercial Litigation, Contracts, Government Law.

Education: Mississippi State University, College of Business (B.S. Accounting and Pre-Law, 1971) University of Mississippi, College of Law (J. D., 1974)

Honors: Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity (President) Phi Alpha Delta Award (Most Outstanding Law Student) Drennan Scholar Pi Kappa Delta Honorary Debate Society.

Associations: Admitted to Mississippi Bar, 1974; admitted to Florida Bar, 1993; admitted to Practice in the Federal Courts of the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; admitted to Practice before the United States Supreme Court; Florida Bar Association; Mississippi Bar Association;, Federal Bar; Copiah County Bar Association (President 1978, 1981); Mississippi State University National Alumni Association (President 1999-2000); Mississippi State University Alumni Fellow (Distinguished Alumni 2003); Mississippi State University Butler Fellow (2001); Chamber of Commerce, Destin, Florida (Board of Directors 1999-2004; President 2002); Chamber of Commerce, Hazlehurst, Mississippi (President); Honorary Commander 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, 2001; Lions Club (President 1997, 1998); United Methodist Church (Usher 1994 – 2000; Administrative Board); United Way (Board of Directors 2004-2008); American Heart Association (Volunteer); Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (Sponsor); Destin Charity Auction Foundation (President 2006, Chairman 2007-2009).

J Bruce Bowman

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Practice Areas: Personal Injury Law, Destin’s only Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Civil Litigation, Real Estate and Corporate Transactional Law. Certified Civil Mediator.

Education: Graduated from University of Florida, B.S. Accounting, 1984; Graduated from South Texas College of Law, J.D. 1987

Associations: The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyer’s Section; City, County and Local Government Law Section), Texas Bar Association, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (Board Secretary, 2003-2004), Guardian Ad Litem for the Second judicial Circuit, Leon County, Florida (volunteer, 2001-2002), Legal Aid Program (volunteer, 1990-2001), Shoreline Church – Legal Society, Leadership Okaloosa 2005, Christian Legal Society.

Hayward Dykes Jr

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Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Contracts, Construction Law, Local Government Law, Personal Injury, and Business Law.

Education: Florida State University, B.S. Criminology, 1998; The University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D. 2001.

Associations: Admitted to Florida Bar 2002; admitted to U.S. Middle District of Florida 2002; admitted to U.S. Northern District of Florida 2006; admitted to Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Court 2009; admitted to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals 2010; admitted to U.S. Supreme Court 2011; Former Assistant State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit (2002-2005); Phi Delta Phi 2001; Moot Court Board 2001; Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association, Florida Bar First Circuit Grievance Committee “B” (2012-2015, Chairperson 2014-2015); Florida Municipal Attorneys Association; Destin Forward (2008-2009); Destin Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member (2012-Present); Destin Area Rotary Club (2006-2013); Member Destiny Worship Center (2012 – Present).

Hayward Dykes, Jr. was voted to Florida Trends, Florida Legal Elite Up & Comers for 2010. One of 111 attorneys in the State of Florida voted by their peers in the Legal Elite balloting.

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CBD Offices In Destin and Santa Rosa Beach Closed Monday 9/11/2017 Due to Hurricane

Due to the uncertainty surrounding Hurricane Irma, like many other businesses the law offices of Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017. Our staff and attorneys will be back in the office Tuesday, September 12, 2017 during our normal business hours. Please be ... >>Read More

Hayward Dykes Jr. appointed to Florida Bar Education Law Committee for 2018

Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP is proud to announce that Mr. Hayward Dykes Jr. has been selected to the Florida Bar Education Committee for 2018. Part of Mr. Dykes' practice for the past several years is to advise the Northwest Florida State College Board of Trustees and the staff ... >>Read More