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With experienced and knowledgeable attorneys on our staff, it is hardly surprising that our expertise in law covers a very broad range of practice areas. From real estate and community association law, to civil litigation, wills, trusts and corporate law, Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A. stands ready and able to address your legal needs.
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Over 50 Years of Experience

All 9 of our attorneys are licensed to practice law in the State of Florida; many also are admitted and qualified to practice in other states, including Georgia and New York, as well as at trial and appellate levels in district, circuit and Federal courts. We are proud that our attorneys generously contribute their time and talents to a variety of community civic and charitable organizations and activities.
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Our Areas of Expertise

Administrative Law
While our attorneys are experienced in representing both private and governmental clients ...
Banking & Finance Law
Business banking transactions can become extremely involved and complicated, on both sides ...
Civil Litigation
Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A. represents clients in a wide variety ...
Community Association Law
The firm offers years of experience in providing expertise, advice and legal ...
Corporate Law
The firm is well experienced in assisting clients in choosing and forming ...
Elder Law, Guardianships & Medicaid Planning
Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A. has extensive experience with the issues ...
Environmental Law
Our environment is vitally important to us, both as individuals and as ...
Estate Planning
Estate planning representation is a significant portion of the firm’s practice. Two ...
Land Use & Zoning Law
The law firm has extensive experience in assisting developers in processing and ...
Landlord / Tenant Law
Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, PA represents landlords in all aspects of ...
Mediation & Arbitration
Mary R. Hawk, Esq. is head of the Firm’s Civil Litigation and ...
Mobile Home Law
While hardly exclusive to Florida, mobile homes and manufactured housing are certainly ...
Probate, Trust & Estate Admin
The process of transferring the assets of a decedent to heirs and ...
Real Estate Law
The law, as it relates to the buying and selling of real ...
Taxation Law
Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A. is pleased to offer legal counsel ...

Frequently Asked Questions

Located in downtown Bradenton, Porges, Hamlin, Knowles, & Hawk, P.A. serves a roster of local, regional and national clients throughout Central and Southwest Florida.
  • How do you decide whether a law firm is right for you?
    It goes without saying that several factors enter into that decision. Probably the most important is whether the attorneys of the firm possess the knowledge and experience in the field or fields of the law with which you are most concerned.
  • What areas of practice do your attorneys specialize in?
    Our attorneys have demonstrated expertise in courts at every level of state and federal legal systems. Visit our Practice Areas page for information on all the various areas of practice that we specialize in.
  • How do I proceed with your firm?
    Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A. hopes you will learn enough about our firm to decide that you would like to further explore a possible relationship. If so, us our contact us page, send us an e-mail, or just pick up the telephone and call the number above.

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    Our Attorneys

    Gregory J. Porges
    President & Managing Principal, since 1971
    Curtis D. Hamlin
    Principal, since 1982
    Timothy A. Knowles
    Principal, since 1988
    Mary R. Hawk
    Principal, since 2007
    Jason M. DePaola
    Principal, since 2009
    Bryony G. Swift
    Principal, since 2022
    James C. Turffs
    Associate Attorney
    Alan H. Prather
    Of Counsel
    Micaela A. Cleall
    Associate Attorney

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