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Always With
Heart
& Mind

Always With
Heart
& Mind

Always With
Heart
& Mind

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Williams Parker, a storied Sarasota law firm, founded in 1925.

For nearly a century, the attorneys of Williams Parker have practiced in the areas of real estate law, estates & trusts, tax law, land use, litigation, corporate law, civic governance, health law, intellectual property, and more. Many of our attorneys-at-law and legal professionals have at least one advanced degree in taxation, accounting, business, or medicine, or are board certified by The Florida Bar as specialists in their fields. The firm and its attorneys are recognized in publications and rankings such as Martindale-Hubbell, U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Lawyers in America,” Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite,” and Thomson Reuters’ “Super Lawyers.”

Serving Southwest Florida’s Sarasota and Manatee counties, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Palmer Ranch, Venice, Wellen Park and beyond, Williams Parker law firm enjoys a global reach as Florida’s exclusive Ally Law member, an elite legal alliance spanning more than 100 leading world business centers. We serve a diverse client base, including businesses, business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and families, healthcare institutions, lenders, governmental entities, and nonprofits. Williams Parker is proud of the central role played by our attorneys in many of Florida’s most enduring and iconic institutions and organizations, as well as our tradition of volunteerism, which helps generate long-term community prosperity.

Williams Parker 95th Anniversary

Our History
Speaks For Itself

1925

Firm Founded

JJ Williams, Jr. hangs a shingle and briefly is sole practitioner at Commercial Court on Central between First and Third. Williams joins Sidney Rawson Perry forming Perry & Williams on top floor (7th floor) of First Bank and Trust Building, later called the Palmer Bank Building. Firm briefly was Williams,...

1968

Firm Establishes Name As Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

Firm establishes name as Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen; JJ Williams Jr. dies age 82

1973

Firm Builds Office at Orange and Ringling

New building at 1550 Ringling Blvd (200 S. Orange); decision to buy and build over leasing at United First Federal Building, JJ Williams does not live to see new building; Taylor Woodrow purchases land for The Meadows

2020

Firm Celebrates 95th Anniversary

Williams Parker celebrates its 95th anniversary and pays tribute to late founding partners Harrison and Dietz, who were instrumental not only in establishing the strength, stability, and culture of the firm but also in shaping the community itself.