Dean Cannon to assume presidency of GrayRobinson law firm

Despite news that lawyer-lobbyist and former House Speaker Dean Cannon is ascending to the presidency of GrayRobinson, he doesn’t plan to make any big immediate changes at the powerhouse law firm.

“I don’t intend to change our character. Charlie Gray instilled it into our DNA that we believe in excellence and agility in the practice of law, in strong civic involvement, and in strong political involvement. That formula has worked for almost 50 years and I don’t intend to change it.”

Cannon will continue to be based in the firm’s Tallahassee office, although his current practice involves frequent travel to all the firm’s offices, something he plans to continue.

“I intend to be just as politically involved going forward as I am today, but with the broader emphasis on setting the strategic direction and leadership of the firm. Charlie used to say that if you build your community, you build your law firm. I believe that still holds true today.

“So staying connected to the government leaders of our state and the leadership in the communities where GrayRobinson attorneys practice is something I expect to continue.”

Mayanne Downs is passing the baton of leadership to Dean Cannon.

Cannon is taking over

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