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Law firm giving away 200 turkeys

BROOKSVILLE — Among the raft of attorney jokes, practitioners of law have been called turkeys, and far worse, more often than they've been labeled generous, kind and full of good cheer.

Joe Lowman, managing partner of the Lowman Law Firm in Brooksville, acknowledges the former but will attest to the latter next week when he and his staff will give away 200 frozen turkeys for the Christmas holiday.


"It's fun, and it's something we thought would be a nice gesture to our community," said the 15-year veteran lawyer.

"It's not for advertising. I'm not looking for publicity," said Lowman, 39. "Times are tough for some, and if we can help, we want to do so. Nothing more than that.

"Now that we've opened our new office, we have the space and we can do it, so we're doing it. It's the first time."

The first-come, first-served giveaway will begin at 10 a.m. Friday and continue until the frozen-goods truck is empty, or 4 p.m. It will be at the firm's refurbished historical office building at 31 S Main St.

Anyone may participate.

"There isn't a prerequisite in order to get your turkey," Lowman said. "If you need one, come and get one. There are no sales pitches to sit through, and no purchase is necessary."

To include some festive notes, Lowman has enlisted the nearby Rising Sun Cafe to serve free hot cocoa and coffee to visitors to the downtown office. Country music recording artist CP Kelley has volunteered to sing Christmas carols from the balcony above the law office building.

Lowman has ordered the turkeys from a poultry wholesaler in the Tampa area. He chuckled when asked why 200 birds.

"It was based on the truck; 200 was kind of the limit," he said.

"Hopefully, all those turkeys will be gone by lunch," he said. "My staff is hoping they really go fast because we (he and his wife, attorney Stephanie Lowman) told our employees they could go home when the turkeys are gone."

Beth Gray can be reached at

Law firm giving away 200 turkeys 12/14/12 [Last modified: Friday, December 14, 2012 8:15pm]
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