E. Bruce Strayhorn

E. Bruce Strayhorn

With unique knowledge of Southwest Florida’s history, decades of involvement in planning and growth, and a noted insight into current issues, Mr. Strayhorn provides valuable representation and counseling to his clients.

With unique knowledge of Southwest Florida’s history, decades of involvement in planning and growth, and a noted insight into current issues, Mr. Strayhorn provides valuable representation and counseling to his clients.

Born and raised in Fort Myers, he graduated from Fort Myers High School and Stetson University, where he received his undergraduate degree and his Juris Doctorate from Stetson College of Law. He is admitted to the United States District Court, both Southern and Middle Districts.

The firm was founded in Fort Myers during 1915 by Mr. Strayhorn’s grandfather and great uncle, Guy M. Strayhorn, and Leonidas Y. Redwine. After service as a Special Assistant State Attorney for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit and Assistant State Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, he joined the firm.

Mr. Strayhorn has been actively involved with both Southwest Florida and the City of Fort Myers growth. He presently serves as chairperson of the Fort Myers Housing Authority Board, to which he was originally appointed in 1988. In addition, he assisted in acquisition of property to create, in the core of central Fort Myers, the City of Palms Park, which served as home for the Boston Red Sox Spring Training for many years.

Mr. Strayhorn, along with other city property owners, founded Downtown Fort Myers Property Owners’ Association, which has been instrumental in the growth of Fort Myers. He also served on the Downtown Management Corporation Inc., which furthered business recruitment, retention, and implemented revisions to building regulations in Fort Myers. In addition, he assisted the city in acquisition of parcels for the City of Palms Park located in the core of downtown and represented the Boston Red Sox Florida division in its move from Winter Haven to Fort Myers for spring training.

Mr. Strayhorn has been active with the Lee County Planning Advisory Committee; the Lee County Industrial Development Authority; the Lee County Public Schools Foundation; the Lee County School System Desegregation Task Force, the Lee County Affordable Housing Task Force, the United States Senate Right-of-Way Advisory Committee, the Edison/Ford Home Advisory Board, the United States Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, and numerous committees regarding annexations and resolutions of development permit issues.

He was a charter member of Leadership Lee County and the Horizon Council; president of Business People United for Political Action; director of the Edison Pageant of Light; state director of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association; director of the Fort Myers Rod & Gun Club; and co-founder of the American Cancer Society’s Lee County Cattle Baron’s Ball.

Mr. Strayhorn received the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Humanitarian Award on February 27, 2010.

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