Thursday May 23rd, 2024 1:52AM

Local law firm dedicates tree carving to late attorney Dan Summer

A Gainesville law firm has dedicated a tree carving of the late Dan Summer, a Gainesville attorney who passed away in January at the age of 55 following a battle with ALS.

The carving, which depicts Summer waving at the passing traffic along Green Street, sits near the Corso Law Center, about seven feet high.

The tree that ultimately become the carving had apparently become a problem with the nearby power lines, frequently requiring branches to be trimmed, eventually killing the top portion of the tree, posing a hazard of falling over.

When the owners of the Corso Law Center found out that the lower portion of the trunk was in good shape, the idea spawned to honor Summer with a carving.

Artist John Robinson created the piece, which officials with the law office hope will carry on "the legacy of friendship (Summer) left in all of our hearts."

Summer specialized in criminal defense cases at a law firm, Summer & Summer, that he opened with his wife.

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