Because we know how important it is for you to market your business while sponsoring our association of law professionals!

We build relationships with our sponsors, period.


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our attorneys, judges ,
staff, friends and law


Receive invitations to attend exciting MCBA events !

Recognition & Exposure

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website, event signage and in
our marketing and newsletter.
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meetings and events.

MCBA: Over 100 Years of Excellence!

We are one of the oldest Bar Associations in the State of Florida, founded in 1902. Steeped in
history, with a vision for the future – we are the Manatee County Bar Association.


The Manatee County Bar Association is one of the oldest Bar Associations in the State of Florida, founded in 1902, and incorporated in 1965. Our “founding father”, lawyer John Hamilton Gillespie, is credited for bringing golf to Florida; other members include Past President of the Florida Senate Bill Galvano, US Congressman Greg Steube, FL Representative Will Robinson and many more accomplished attorneys from our area. We are proud of all of our members!


Our original stated purpose is “inculcating in its members the principles and duties of service to the public, improving the administration of justice and advancing the science of jurisprudence among the members; maintaining the highest standards in the profession of law in the County of Manatee and in the State of Florida; and maintaining and promoting social and recreational gatherings in order
to provide for a cooperative spirit among the members of the Bar and their families.”

While the faces have changed and the practice of law has evolved, the Manatee County Bar Association has remained steadfast to that purpose, fostering a unified, professional and mostly harmonious bar association with a rich history of service among the bench, the bar, and to the public. Its members continue to nurture a small town communal spirit while adapting to and embracing the growth and change that is reflective of the County of Manatee.


Of course, you will find our members at their law firms throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. But did you know you may also find them volunteering to coordinate a student art exhibit at the Manatee County Judicial Center, where student artwork is put on display annually? You will find our Young Lawyers Division volunteering at events such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and our other
members coordinating food drives for local food banks, spearheading “clean ups” for our local beaches and roadways, as well as providing a creative oasis known as the “Children’s Waiting Room” at the Judicial Center. Our members can be found facilitating a “Wills for Heroes” event, or participating in classroom studies at SUGG Middle School. They also can be found assisting groups such as “Habitat for Humanity – Manatee”. That is in addition to the many “pro bono” hours many of our attorneys donate each year. Your sponsorship does so much, it helps our members help our community!