Exceptional Legal Counsel in Osceola County
Celebration Law, PA is an experienced law firm that has provided excellent legal counsel and services in and around Kissimmee for over a decade. The firm's attorneys have nearly 100 years of combined legal experience and practice extensively in family law, business law, and personal injury. The firm is client-oriented and strives to provide the best customer service and legal counsel available. When a client approaches the firm, our partners meet with them personally for a free consultation to discuss their case and set up a general strategy. We are skilled litigators and can help you understand each step of your legal process so that you can make an informed decision regarding your attorney and the direction of your case.
History of Kissimmee
The name "Kissimmee" is said to have originated from the Indian name "Cacema," which means "long water." The city of Kissimmee has a rich historical background. In the 1700s, the native tribes of Florida were driven inland as Spain, England, and the American Colonies battled over the territory. America declared independence from England in 1776, but Florida remained a colony with British loyalty. In 1779, Spain captured Pensacola and gained control over West Florida. By 1783, Spain had full possession of the Florida and Louisiana territory.
Florida achieved statehood in 1845 and began to grow. Between 1873 and 1884, the state opened its first post office, newspaper, schoolhouse, church, and hardware store. Makinson Hardware remains Florida's oldest operating hardware store, having first opened its doors in downtown Kissimmee in 1884. From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, Kissimmee raced ahead in civilization with the aid of Hamilton Disston, one of the largest real estate developers in the nation at the time. With the innovative use of steamships to transport cargo, Kissimmee boomed until the railways gained ground. Two consecutive freezes then stopped the citrus industry and caused cattle ranching to become the most integral part of the city's economy.
Electricity was introduced to Kissimmee in 1900 and the Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1924. Over the next few decades, ranching became an integral part of the local economy and still is today, although the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971 shifted the economy more toward tourism and development. As of 2011, Kissimmee boasts a population of nearly 60,000 residents.
Hire a Lawyer in Kissimmee, FL
Celebration Law, PA proudly serves clients in and around Kissimmee, including the nearby cities of Celebration, Poinciana, and St. Cloud. Our legal team is highly involved in the community and genuinely cares for each and every client. Our desire to help others is evident in the excess of $1 million that we have helped to raise for children's charities by founding and promoting the Celebration Exotic Car Festival each year, which attracts more than 30,000 spectators annually. No matter what legal matter you are facing, we can help. Contact us today!
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