Marco Island, Florida, December 6th, 2017—The law offices of Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. (www.wpl-legal.com) announces that its President and long-term Partner, Craig Woodward has been named to the Naples Daily News 2017 Class of 25 Over 50. Woodward’s father, Arthur founded the Firm in 1971, making it one of the oldest law firms in Collier County. The Firm now has 13 attorneys and two offices; one in Naples and one on Marco Island.
Hundreds of professionals are nominated for the Naples Daily News Class of 25 Over 50 for their talent, vision and impact in the community. But, those 25 who are selected to receive the award have contributed to their individual profession, making a difference and a significant contribution to the Southwest Florida community. Craig Woodward attended the University of Florida, obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance in 1977, later gaining his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida in 1980. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1980 and focuses his practice in Real Estate, Wills and Trusts and Business and Local Government. He was named the Marco Island Citizen of the Year by the Naples Daily News in 2007 and is a valued member of the community.
In addition to the 2017 Class of 25 Over 50, Woodward was recently recognized as Marco Island’s 50th Anniversary Sponsor and the Keynote Speaker at the banquet at the Marco Marriott Hotel. He also served as the Marco Island Historical Society President in 2010 and contributed a great deal to the building of the new Marco Island History Museum.
He speaks about this honor and what it means to be named into the 2017 Class of 25 Over 50.
“It is exciting to receive this honor and join such an esteemed group of leaders in our community. I was blessed by my parents’ decision to move to Marco Island in 1968, or 49 years ago, and have tried to give back to my community as much as possible,” he says.
About Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.
In 1971, Arthur V. Woodward founded the first law firm on Marco Island which emphasized the importance of a superior work ethic, collegiality and respect among our peers, and a social conscience that commands participation in opportunities for the good of the public. These guiding principles formed the tradition of excellence that the attorneys at WPL work hard to uphold today.