History

WALTON LANTAFF SCHROEDER & CARSON LLP

OUR HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY

Miller Walton and Lawrence Casey founded our Firm in October, 1934. The goal of these young partners was to provide exemplary legal services and counsel in a timely and cost-efficient manner. This standard has been the hallmark of the Firm throughout its history.

Founding and name partner Miller Walton, a native of Georgia and member of a prominent Georgia family whose ancestors included a signer of the Declaration of Independence (George Walton) and the Secretary of State of the Territory of Florida, established his law practice in Ft. Lauderdale in 1924. He eventually partnered with Lawrence Casey and, together, they founded Casey & Walton in October 1934. The Firm is presently the second-oldest law firm in continuous existence in Miami.

Over the years, numerous attorneys have enhanced the Firm with their legal knowledge, experience, and expertise including name partners William C. Lantaff (who served as a congressman from Dade County, Florida in the early 1950s), Laurence A. Schroeder, and Samuel O. (“Kit”) Carson, both of whom were prominent trial attorneys in Miami. Other prominent former partners include Carey A. Randall, who served in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Major General, prior to, during, and after World War II, and C. Clyde Atkins, who served 33 years as a United States District Judge in Miami and for whom the C. Clyde Atkins Federal Courthouse is named.

The distinguished roster of the Firm’s attorneys over the years includes members of the State and Federal Judiciaries, Florida State Legislature, Presidents of The Florida Bar and local Bar Associations, and one of the founders of Baptist Hospital of Miami (Miller Walton). Over the years, the Firm’s partners and associates have been active in their communities in various philanthropic and charitable endeavors.

The Firm’s focus has always been a dedication to skillful and ethical representation of our clients, a tradition which continues to this day and will continue into the future.

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