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Focused on client goals since 1917.

Herbert Lamson began the practice in downtown Jacksonville in 1917. Lloyd Smith joined Mr. Lamson in 1936, forming Lamson & Smith. Mr. Smith became the respected senior partner of the firm until he retired in 1981.

Mark HulseyMark Hulsey, Jr. (1922-2011) joined the firm in 1969 and retired as the firm’s senior partner in 1994. President of The Florida Bar in 1969, Mr. Hulsey was a leader in our profession and our community, establishing standards of excellence and professionalism from which our firm and our clients continue to benefit.


Stephen Busey joined the firm in 1974 and has advanced the firm’s reputation for professionalism, complex litigation, and bankruptcy. Steve has been chairman of the firm since 1994.