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August 29, 2020

Nancy Kinnally, assistant editor of Attorney at Law Magazine Jacksonville, profiled Florida Bar President-Elect Mike Tanner in a recent article on the publication’s website. Tanner will serve as president of The Florida Bar beginning in June 2021 following Dori Foster-Morales of Miami, who was installed as president at The Florida Bar’s virtual convention in June. Here’s an excerpt:

Left quotation markFlorida Bar President-Elect and Gunster shareholder Mike Tanner is a high-profile business litigator with a long list of professional accolades and nearly a decade of service on the Bar’s board of governors, but to hundreds of Jacksonville’s homeless, he’s been one of the cooks at the Sulzbacher Center for the last 10 years.

“I’m part of a group. We go down there and cook lunch the first Saturday of every month,” Tanner said.

Tanner’s professional and community service are a natural outgrowth of the ideals that motivated him, as a high school student with a keen interest in history, to become the first in his family to set his sights on a legal career.

“I was intrigued by the number of lawyers who were involved in founding the country,” Tanner said. “They were very public-service minded.”

Continue reading the feature story in Attorney At Law Magazine.