Webb offers big firm services on a personal scale
What’s the one thing you can do on a regular basis that doesn’t cost money and enriches your life? Donate your time to public service. Chuck Webb has been doing just that for most of his adult life in a variety of ways, and knows firsthand the rewards it yields.
After college, Webb served three years of active duty as a captain in the Marines before attending law school and was subsequently admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986. His credentials include working for the State Attorney’s Office in Brevard County andas assistant county attorney for both Broward and Charlotte counties, accruing five years of environmental legislative experience.
In addition to his career with the Marines, Webb served in the United States Army Reserves as a colonel in the Judge Advocate General Branch (JA) from which he recently retired. While in the Army Reserves he was mobilized and served active duty in Bosnia.
Webb moved to Anna Maria with his wife and daughter in 2001 and started his law practice, which encompasses everything from wills, trusts and real estate to environmental and land use. His partners and fellow Army Reserve officers, Dennis Wells and Barry Williams, are experts in eminent domain, commercial litigation, debtor’s rights and government contracts. Their knowledge combined with Webb’s local knowledge of environmental and land use, real estate and general law, gives their firm a level of expertise equivalent to larger law firms. In addition Webb is a member of both the Anna Maria Island Chamber and the Manatee County Bar Association.
With real estate currently being at the forefront of everyone’s mind, Webb feels it’s critical to point out that employing an attorney for a real estate transaction is more important than ever. A real estate attorney like Webb who is affiliated with a title insurance company, can process the required title work as well as providing legal advice and protection at no additional cost. Interpreting mortgage papers can be intimidating to buyers and frequently require a trained professional to verify there are no misrepresentations.
But serving in the military and practicing law is only part of Webb’s story. His belief in public service is not just rhetoric, he is deeply involved in his community and has served on the Anna Maria City Commission and the Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board. On Nov. 4, he was elected, once again, to serve on the Anna Maria City Commission. He said that his legal experience working in Florida local government and his military background make him uniquely qualified to deal with and understand engineering and technical legal issues associated with running a city. He feels it is local government’s job to protect the rights of all citizens by instituting good policies and procedures.
"The best news you can hear from your city commissioners is no news," he said.
Webb’s law practice offers big legal firm services on a personal scale, not just a number that translates into billable hours. His experience and commitment to public service has given him the ability to tackle legal problems from a variety of perspectives. Webb thinks everyone should perform some sort of public service, and there is no doubt that not only does he practice law but also what he preaches