Edward A. Hutchison, Shareholder

Ward Hutchison is a Shareholder in the firm whose practice focuses on the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Corporations, Banking, Real Property and Real Estate Law. Mr. Hutchison is a BV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has practiced in Bay County for over thirty years. Mr. Hutchison has served as managing shareholder for the firm for over 20 years and has been the president of the firm for the past 3 years. 


Mr. Hutchison has always been extremely involved in his community and charitable activities. He has served as past president of the Florida State University, Panama City Campus Development Board, and as a board member of the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board, Panama City Community Redevelopment Agency, Bay County Public Library Association; Florida State University Panama City Campus Advisory Board; the Crisis Pregnancy Center, Bay County Christian Counseling Center, Florida Panhandle Pediatric Foundation, Gulf Coast Children Advocacy Center, and the Panama Country Club. He is a former member of the Board of Country Club Harbor Community Association, and he participates in the alumni activities of Stetson University and Florida State University. He is also an active member of the First Baptist Church of Panama City. 


Contact Ward Hutchison at (850)769-1414 or whutchison@burkeblue.com.


Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Probate Law

Wealth Management

Business Law

Banking Law

Real Estate Law


Bar Admission
Florida, 1986


Court Admissions
U.S. District Court

Northern District of Florida

11th Circuit Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals


J.D., Stetson University, 1986
B.S., Florida State University, 1983


Professional Associations
The Florida Bar
Bay County Bar Association
St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court


BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®