by Karen Brune Mathis
About 275 people visited with the Brennan, Manna & Diamond business and litigation law firm Thursday to celebrate its 10th anniversary and welcome new partners.
The firm began in Akron, Ohio, in 2000 and opened in Jacksonville two years later, recruiting Michael Freed in 2003 to serve as managing partner.
The firm, housed in the Signet Center in LaVilla, recently welcomed partners Robert Wilcox and Donna Flamang. Flamang will work in the Bonita Springs office. Wilcox heads the firm’s Bankruptcy Practice Group.
The event took place a day after Jacksonville City Council passed a City budget after 13 hours of public comment and debate over two days. Council President Jack Webb, who is of counsel to Brennan, Manna & Diamond, was on hand for the anniversary.
• Another Jack Diamond came to town. The Ohio partner by the name of Jack Diamond attended the event, not to be confused with the Jack Diamond of Jacksonville architectural fame.
• Dalton Agency Executive Vice President Michael Munz arrived to spy a group he soon joined, but not before exclaiming it was going to cost him money. That group included Southern Strategy Group consultant Deno Hicks, political consultant Jim Catlett and lawyer Wyman Duggan.