As the founding members of this firm, we’re delighted to announce that 2017 marks our 25th year of delivering legal services! When we opened up shop in 1991, we never could have imagined the impact of our firm – the hundreds of cases we’ve worked on and the hundreds of people that we’ve helped through some of the toughest times of their lives.
Over the years, we’ve learned that to build a firm that withstands the test of time, you have to care about people—your clients, the other lawyers and staff you work with every day, and the lawyers you work with side by side and on opposite sides of the table.
And when you care about people, it doesn’t just stop at the people you do business with. Compassion extends to those who are less fortunate, who need help when they don’t have the ability to help themselves. We put a lot of ourselves into the issues we address on behalf of our clients, and there is nothing like seeing the wave of relief and gratitude when you’ve helped to earn them what they’ve deserved all along.
Every day, we’re thankful for the support we have from our community and our ability to play an active role in it. After all, a community is only as strong as its weakest parts, and we believe that strength radiates through all parts—from better citizens to better business.
So to show our inspiration and appreciation for those who have made Matthews Eastmoore what it is today, 2017 will be a year of giving back.
Our team will work together to complete 25 acts of kindness throughout the year, from collecting donations for charities to volunteering at local events in the Sarasota area.
Frankly, we’d be nowhere without our community. That’s why one of our biggest priorities for the year will be to help keep it as strong as it has helped to keep us.
Stay tuned to learn more about each of our acts, kicking off with two in January: a company-wide food drive for All Faiths Food Bank and a donation of tools and camping equipment to the mentor group Brotherhood of Men for their home rehabilitation and mentor-ship projects in Sarasota’s Newtown community.
Thank you so much for your support. Here’s to another 25 years!
-Lamar Matthews, Jr. and Theodore C. Eastmoore