Seven Lessons I Learned as a Young Lawyer

I recently came across this blog written by John Miller, a Florida attorney, titled, “Seven Lessons I Learned as a Young Lawyer,” (, and believe it includes points I should share as I have found it very helpful in beginning my career in law as a young attorney here with Crary Buchanan, P.A.

Social Media and FMLA Leave: What Employers Need to Know

On April 19th, Florida’s 11th Circuit held that firing an employee for posting vacation photos on social media while on FMLA leave created an issue that could be litigated. The employee was terminated for violating a company social media policy, which prohibited posting negative comments about the company on-line.

Trouble with Building Permits

For decades, no one involved in real estate transactions double-checked local building department files, unless a notice of violation had been issued. Everyone used to assume that when government officials allowed an owner to occupy a residence, everything was fine. All that has changed.

Without Spending More, Some Renters Could Likely Afford to Buy Above-Average Homes

With rents continuing to climb and interest rates staying low, many renters find themselves gazing over the homeownership fence and wondering if the grass really is greener. Leaving aside, for the moment, the difficulties of saving for a down payment, let’s focus on the monthly expenses of owning a home: It turns out that renters currently paying the median rent in many markets could afford to buy a higher-quality property than the typical (read: median–valued) home without increasing their monthly expenses.

Republican Party of Okeechobee County Lincoln Day Shoot

Jennifer L. Williamson and husband, Rodney Carden, participated in the Republican Party of Okeechobee County Lincoln Day Shoot & Dinner on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the OK Corral Gun Club in Okeechobee.

Marriages and Wills

Can a husband’s fourth spouse be guilty of unduly influencing him to prepare a Will favoring her over the husband’s children from an earlier marriage?

Florida Passes Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

Clients should consider updating their estate plans to reflect new law…

Most Dangerous Highways

Rich Campbell recently posted an opinion column about the dangers of driving on US1 in Florida, determined by one study to be the most dangerous highway in America.

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016 likely due to drivers and walkers distracted by electronic devices

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year— the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

Seat Belt Safety Simulator

Rollover simulator and 5mph crash simulator offer powerful examples of why it’s important to wear your seatbelt.

Even low-speed accidents can cause injury. Make sure you always wear your seatbelt.

If you are involved in a collision, call Crary*Buchanan for a free consultation.