Attorney Rick Crary Publishes Fifth General Interest Article

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William F. “Rick” Crary II, a senior member of Crary Buchanan, Attorneys at Law, will see his fifth published general interest article in Treasure Coast’s Indian River Magazine. The magazine is scheduled for distribution the week of October 8th, 2012.

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William F. “Rick” Crary II is a senior member of Crary Buchanan, Attorneys at Law - a reputable law firm serving clients in Florida along the Treasure Coast. As an attorney, Mr. Crary is passionate about helping people; as a writer, he is passionate about telling stories. In his latest article, “The Pelican Precedent,” Mr. Crary talks about Pelican Island in the Indian River Lagoon and how it became the first national wildlife refuge in the United States. The article will be published in Indian River Magazine. Mr. Crary has four or five Treasure-Coast-themed articles in mind for the future. Eventually, he hopes to compile a book using information from his articles and other written works. Next, he hopes to write about the assassination of the grandfather of Dan McCarty, Florida’s 31st governor.

In his article, Mr. Crary researches the history of Pelican Island in old newspaper articles and Florida History books. “I’m always looking for the story that was never told or has been forgotten,” he said. Mr. Crary realized that he loved writing and majored in literature as an undergraduate student, eventually developing an interest in creative fiction and nonfiction writing. Additionally, Mr. Crary is an avid reader; his personal library contains more than 700 books. His interests include literature about the civil war and other historical subjects. “After all the legal books I read, there’s no historical document too boring to read,” said Mr. Crary. After receiving an invitation to write for Indian River Magazine, Mr. Crary combined his love of history with his passion for writing and published an article about Governor John Martin. With multiple publications behind him, Mr. Crary hopes to continue writing about Florida’s Treasure Coast and its local history.

When he isn’t researching or writing about local history, Mr. Crary is a dedicated legal representative. At the firm, he serves as a transactional attorney. Although he deals primarily with real estate and land use legal issues, he is also experienced in mediation, media, municipal and general business law. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, he pursued a Juris Doctorate at Stetson college of Law from 1977 to 1978. Mr. Crary graduated from law school with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1980. Today, he certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit mediator and a family mediator. He is a member of the Florida Bar and has served as Town Attorney for Ocean Breeze Park since 1987. To learn more about Mr. Crary and Crary Buchanan, visit the firm’s website at

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