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About Us

Dye, Harrison, Kirkland, Petruff, Pratt & St. Paul, PLLC

Established in 2017, Dye Harrison was the result of the merger of two long-standing Manatee County, Florida, firms: Harrison & Kirkland, P.A. (the Harrison firm) and Dye, Deitrich, Petruff & St. Paul, P. L. (the Dye firm). Our founders were among the first lawyers in our area with a proud tradition of providing superior legal representation to the citizens of Manatee and Sarasota counties. In 2024, three partners from the law firm of Porges, Hamlin Knowles & De Paola, joined Dye Harrison as members of the Firm.

Bradenton Lawyers Dedicated to Your Success

The Harrison firm traces its roots to 1937, but the Harrison family members have practiced law in Manatee County starting in 1912 when William Thomas Harrison opened his office. He later became a circuit court judge and served here from 1923 until 1959. A courtroom at the Manatee County Judicial Center bears his name. His two grandsons, G. Joseph Harrison and Thomas W. Harrison, worked at the Harrison firm and are now partners at our new firm, Dye, Harrison, et al.

The Dye firm was founded in 1920 by Dewey A. Dye, Sr., known affectionately as “Colonel Dye,” who also served in the Florida State Senate. His office was located in the same building now occupied by the new firm, which is a historic building, completed in 1905. Mr. Dye’s son, Dewey A. Dye, Jr., joined his father’s firm, as did many other lawyers over the years. William T. Harrison’s son, George H. Harrison, began practicing in Bradenton at the Dye firm before starting his own law practice. Colonel Dye’s grandson, Stephen R. Dye, continues his practice with Dye Harrison.

The Porges law firm was founded in the 1950s by George H. Harrison and continued its operations until its dissolution in 2024. Timothy A. Knowles, a principal of the Porges firm, is a grandson of Gordon Brown “Gabby” Knowles, who began practicing law in Bradenton after graduating from the University of Florida Law School in 1916, and continued practicing locally until shortly before his death in 1962.

Pursuing Results Efficiently and Creatively

Dye Harrison is a dynamic and versatile firm committed to serving our clients in Florida and across the nation. Our attorneys specialize in many areas of the law and pride themselves on being effective, efficient, flexible and creative advisors and advocates for our clients.

Proven Responsiveness and Results

Our responsiveness enables us to address and assist with your current concerns. Our sophistication and technology empower us to handle your most challenging disputes. Our accomplished and highly rated partners and associates have achieved extraordinary results and provided concise and effective legal representation. We look forward to serving your needs.

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