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Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace Welcomes New Partner Richard Ervin


TAMPA, Fla., January 31st, 2024— Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace (BBDG), a premier Tampa-based law firm, is excited to announce Richard W. Ervin, IV has been promoted to Partner, augmenting our firm’s expertise in key legal areas, including appellate practice, civil litigation, construction, and real estate.

Richard W. Ervin, IV comes from a distinguished lineage of Florida legal scholars. Richard’s grandfather, Richard Ervin, Jr., served as Florida’s Attorney General from 1948 until 1964, and as a member of the Supreme Court of Florida from 1964 until 1975, and as Chief Justice from 1969 to 1971. Richard’s father, Richard Ervin, III, served on Florida’s First District Court of Appeals from 1976 until 2006. Since joining BBDG as an associate attorney in 2019, Richard has more than lived up to his family’s reputation and has continuously displayed competence, diligence, and professionalism.

“Richard Ervin’s promotion to Partner is another landmark moment at BBDG. As an associate attorney, the firm’s partners could trust Richard with complex legal issues and cases that span the spectrum of the firm’s various practice areas. Richard is a deep thinker and articulate writer who is consistently on time, well-prepared, even-keeled, courteous to friends and foes alike, and ready to advocate for BBDG clients. In other words, Richard is a true professional. BBDG could not be prouder to add another true pro like Richard to its partnership.”

-Managing Partner, Robert Bleakley

Richard Ervin

About Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace

Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace is a renowned law firm based in Tampa, providing statewide legal representation to companies, individuals, and families across an array of areas including commercial litigation, personal injury defense litigation, trust and probate litigation, guardianship litigation, workers compensation, First Amendment litigation, professional liability litigation, medical malpractice & nursing home cases, and appellate practice.

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