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Record: Legal Oral History Project: Edward I. Cutler, May 14, 1999.


Legal Oral History Project: Edward I. Cutler, May 14, 1999.

Video Call Number: Location:
1434 Biddle Law Library
Year: Running Time: Format:
1999 VHS


Cutler was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cutler worked his way through college and law school at the University of Pennsylvania from which he received the A.B. degree, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1934. He earned tuition by working in the schools library. After serving as Notes Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and becoming a member of The Order of the Coif, Cutler received his LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1937. In 1938, Cutler married Roseline Adams of Philadelphia. Cutler joined the law firm of Carlton Fields in Tampa, Florida in 1961 and became a name partner in 1963 when the law firm changed its name to Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, P.A. At Carlton Fields, Cutler concentrated his legal practice on real estate, business transactions, advice and litigation, and on secured transactions through the remainder of his 40-year career. He handled real estate transactions, probate and real estate matters, jury and bench trials, labor, tax, securities, secured transactions, and bankruptcy matters. Cutler’s impressive reputation as a lawyer attracted clients to the firm, both locally and nationally, for many years. In 1991, Cutler was recognized for his devotion to the law by the American Bar Foundation which awarded Cutler the highly coveted Fifty-Year Award of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. He also served as the President of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and was inducted in 1992 as a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy.


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