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Law & Order In Indian River County

When a group of attorneys convened for an interview, they made a strong case for their legal legacy – and their high-tech future.

One of Indian River County's earliest law offices.

One of Indian River County's earliest law offices.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with several local attorneys in the conference room of Stewart, Evans, Stewart & Emmons, P.A., to discuss a brief history of law in Indian River County. Maybe it is a result of being in a profession that is often the target of jokes, or the fact that they face serious situations every day in their line of work, but one thing quickly became clear: these gentlemen have a great sense of humor.

“We started out with one huge courtroom when I began practicing law in 1955,” begins Judge Charles Smith, who served for years as a circuit judge.

Read the entire article in the January 2014 issue