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Lawyer

Wilfred Claude Varn, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1948, United States District Court (northern district) Florida 1948, United States District Court (middle district and trial bar southern district) Florida 1956, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1959, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits), 1981. Decorated Legion of Merit, United States Army, 1972.

Background

Varn, Wilfred Claude was born on March 14, 1919 in DeLand, Florida, United States. Son of Claude Grady and Marjorie Amelia (Boor) Varn.

Education

Emory University; University of Florida (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1947. Juris Doctor, 1967, replaced Bachelor of Laws conferred, 1948).

Career

Worked at Ervin, Varn, Jacobs and Ervin (Tallahassee, Florida) specializing in General, Trial and Appellate Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Real Estate, Corporate, Environmental and Bankruptcy Law. Administrative, Professional Licensure, Government, Antitrust, Trade Regulation, Criminal, Family, Labor, Real Property, Eminent Domain, Taxation and Estate Planning and Probate.

Admitted to the bar, 1948, Florida and United States. District Court, Northern District of Florida. 1956, United States. Court of Military Appeals.

1958, United States. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and United States. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. 1959, United States. Supreme Court.

1975, United States. Tax Court. 1981, United States. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. 1982, United States. District Court, Southern District of Florida including Trial Bar.

Phi Delta Phi. Assistant United States. Attorney, 1954-1958 and United States. Attorney, 1958-1961, Northern District of Florida.

Member: Judicial Council of Florida, 1968-1970. United States. Attorney Selection Commission, Florida, 1977. Member: Tallahassee and American Bar Associations.

The Florida Bar (Chairman, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1982-1984). Florida Government Bar. Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers.

American Bar Foundation. Military: Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army Reserve (Retired), active duty, 1942-1946. Robert Ervin began practicing law in Tallahassee in 1947.

Wilfred C. Varn joined Mr. Ervin in 1961, Joseph C. Jacobs in 1965, and Thomas M. Ervin, Junior, in 1968. Today the firm consists of twelve attorneys and represents clients throughout Florida, the nation, and the world.

The firm's primary focus has traditionally been on litigation, with an emphasis on business, commercial, governmental and administrative litigation. The firm has also had extensive experience in state and federal appellate courts, often serving as appellate co-counsel with trial lawyers throughout Florida. The firm also engages in the representation of clients before the Florida Legislature, and provides a full range of services relating to commercial transactions, personal legal affairs, and governmental regulatory matters.

Achievements

  • Bar: Florida 1948, United States District Court (northern district) Florida 1948, United States District Court (middle district and trial bar southern district) Florida 1956, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1958, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1959, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits), 1981.

Membership

Member: Judicial Council of Florida, 1968-1970. United States. Attorney Selection Commission, Florida, 1977. Member: Tallahassee and American Bar Associations.

The Florida Bar (Chairman, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1982-1984). Florida Government Bar. Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers.

American Bar Foundation. Military: Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army Reserve (Retired), active duty, 1942-1946.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, exercise, travel, hiking, swimming.

Connections

Married Betty Jean Davenport, November 12, 1949. Children: Mary Patricia Varn Moore, Wilfred Claude Junior, George Seward.

father:
Claude Grady Varn

mother:
Marjorie Amelia (Boor) Varn

spouse:
Betty Jean Davenport

child:
Mary Patricia Varn Moore Varn

child:
Wilfred Claude Junior Varn

child:
George Seward Varn