Celebrating 100 Years
Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano is pleased to be celebrating its 100th Anniversary during 2022. The firm was first started by E. Glenn Grimes and Alvin B. “Abbey” Rowe in Palmetto. Glenn Grimes had moved to Florida from Chicago in 1914, having received his law degree from Northwestern University. He first arrived in Santa Rosa and worked his way down to Palmetto and began practicing law in Manatee County, representing the Citrus Industry and the City of Palmetto over the years. In 1922 he partnered with Abbey Rowe to begin what is now known as Grimes Galvano.