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David R. Carmichael
Board Certifed Criminal Trial Atty.
245 South Central Ave
Bartow Fl 33830
Phone: 863.733.9119

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About Our Polk County Criminal Attorneys

The Bartow law firm of Boswell & Dunlap LLP recently celebrated the one hundredth and ninth anniversary of its founding. It is fitting that the oldest lawyer in Florida is part of one of the state's oldest firms. Clarence A. Boswell, who will be ninety-eight this year, is still an active member of the firm which his father co-founded in September, 1900.

In addition to Clarence Boswell, Solon G. Wilson's grandson, Donald H. Wilson, Jr., is also a member of the firm. The other attorneys in the firm are David Carmichael, George T. Dunlap, III, Dabney L. Conner, Frederick J. Murphy, Jr., Keith Miller, Rich Lopez, Drew Crawford, and Sean R. Parker. The Boswell firm merged with another longstanding Bartow law firm, Dunlap & Murphy, in 1998, and since that merger the firm has been known as Boswell & Dunlap LLP.

Clarence Boswell, who began practicing with the firm in 1924, made the following comment when asked about the firm's longevity: "A lot of things have changed about the way we practice law over the years, but the importance of vigorously pursuing a client's interests with honesty and integrity has never changed. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to share this practice with excellent lawyers."

The firm has a long list of public and private clients in Polk County. Clarence Boswell began representing the Polk County School Board in 1939, and the firm has continuously provided representation to that Board since. John Murphy is currently the Assistant School Board Attorney. The firm represents the City of Bartow, and George Dunlap has been City Attorney for the past twenty-nine years. Don Wilson is General Counsel to Polk Community College, a client of the firm since the College was founded in 1963.

David R. Carmichael, a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, and partner in the firm commented, “Tradition, coupled with a willingness to be flexible and adapt to the changes in law has been a firm trait that ensures that Boswell & Dunlap has the ability to meet the needs of any client.” Carmichael is a noted trial attorney handling complex litigation, Death Penalty defense, and civil litigation.

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