Kison of Bentley Goodrich Kison inducted as president of Sarasota County Bar Association

She has practiced law in Sarasota for more than a decade

Amanda Kison. Contributed photo

In a recent ceremony, Amanda R. Kison was inducted as the 76th president of the Sarasota County Bar Association, the organization has announced.

An attorney and shareholder with the firm of Bentley Goodrich Kison, “Kison has been practicing law in Sarasota for more than a decade,” a news release says. She has concentrated her practice “around commercial litigation involving business and real estate disputes and handles both trials and civil proceedings,” the release adds. She is board-certified in business litigation, a distinction that identifies her “as a lawyer with special knowledge, skills, and expertise” in that field, the release points out.

She also has been selected by The Best Lawyers in America® as One to Watch, the release notes.

“It is humbling to be recognized by my peers,” said Kison in the release. “The SCBA [Sarasota County Bar Association] provides essential benefits to both our legal community [and] our community at large,” she added. During her term as president, she continued, “I look forward to continuing to grow our organization as we advance professionalism, promote practice development, foster fellowship, and serve our community by providing access to legal services.”

Among other positions, Kison is chair of the 12th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, the release points out. She also is an executive council member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (RPPTL) of the Florida Bar, serving as co-chair of the Real Property Litigation Committee and the Continuing Legal Education Coordination Committee. Further, she is a board member of the Realtor Attorney Joint Committee of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee, the release continues.

Kison also is the immediate past board chair of the Southwest Chapter of the American Red Cross.

“The Sarasota County Bar is fortunate to have a dedicated leader like Amanda at the helm,” said Holly Lipps, executive director of the organization, in the release. “She has been a force in our chapter for years and we are excited to have her as our new president. I look forward to working with her.”