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The law firm was founded by Thomas H. Thurlow, Sr., on October 10, 1955.  His original one-attorney office was located on the second floor of the DeHon building in historic downtown Stuart. Duffy's Sports Grill is now across the street from this location.

Prior to moving to Stuart, Thomas Thurlow practiced with the firm of Costello, Cooney and Fearon  in Syracuse, New York.  He was an associate with the firm from 1929 to 1935 and a partner from 1935 to 1951.  In 1951, he was passing through the Stuart area while following his passion of racing sailboats.  While visiting Stuart, he met local attorney Evans Crary, Sr., who invited him to join him in practice.  Shortly thereafter, he moved his family to Stuart in 1952 and became a partner in the firm of Crary, Thurlow & Randolph, until 1955 when he established his own office.

In 1961, the firm moved its offices to the new First National BankPictures from the 1961 Martin County Bar Composite.  Thomas H. Thurlow, Sr. served as bar president in 1961. building located on the corner of US-1 and Colorado Avenue.  That year, Thomas H. Thurlow, Jr. joined the firm and the firm name became Thurlow & Thurlow. In 1975, the firm moved to the County Administration Building (now First National II) at 50 Kindred Street and employed four attorneys.  Thomas Thurlow, Sr. retired from active practice in 1980. 

The firm's current offices were built in 1983.  In 1998, Thomas H. Thurlow III joined the practice. 

In the early days of law practice in Stuart, Thomas Thurlow, Sr., like most of the other local attorneys, was a general practitioner who represented clients in a wide variety of cases from litigation to development law and wills.  In the 1960s, '70s and early '80s, the firm represented the developers of many local residential subdivisions and condominiums, including Indian River Plantation (now the Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort and Marina), Snug Habour and Hutchinson House Condominium.  The firm also represented many local individuals in the areas of estate planning, probate administration, and corporate matters.

Today, the firm continues to represent individuals and businesses in the areas of Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Estate and Gift Taxation, Real Estate and Title Insurance. Many of Thurlow & Thurlow's clients have been represented by three generations of attorneys over the decades.


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