Brian Aungst provides primary election commentary on WTSP

Brian Aungst political commentaryShareholder, Brian Aungst, Jr., provided political analysis on the Tampa Bay CBS affiliate, WTSP 10 News for the primary election on August 30th.

See the clip on the Channel 10 web site.


He will also be joining the WTSP team for the general election on November 8, 2016.

Aungst is a shareholder practicing in Administrative & Governmental Law, Business Litigation, Medical Malpractice, and others, and recently completed a term as Chairman of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Governor’s Day Luncheon to Open the 2016 Florida State Fair

The Firm is proud to be the Primary Sponsor of the 2016 Governor’s Day Luncheon which officially opens the historic Florida State Fair.  Like the Fair, Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen has served clients throughout Florida for over a century and the Firm remains committed to a tradition of individual client attention and the highest caliber of service. The Luncheon also celebrates the Tampa Metro Civitan Citizen of the Year – an award bestowed upon a local Community leader.  We are proud to have had members of the Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen family receive this honor in past years.

Aungst Appointed to Juvenile Welfare Board

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Brian J. Aungst, Jr. has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (JWB).  Brian was named to the JWB Board as a gubernatorial appointment in 2011.

The JWB is a publicly-funded, mission-driven organization with a rich history of improving the lives of children and families in Pinellas County through programs, partnerships and advocacy.  JWB creates innovative partnerships that benefit tens of thousands of children and their families each year, while also improving neighborhoods, schools and communities.  For more information, visit

Brian Aungst Installed as Chamber Chair

Aungst, Brian_squareCongratulations to Brian J. Aungst, Jr. on installation as the Chairman of the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce at the recent 95th Annual Meeting of the Chamber.  Brian was elected as a Shareholder with the Firm in 2014 and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of Administrative, Governmental and Business Litigation.  Dedicated to the Clearwater community since his youth, Brian currently serves in leadership positions with various organizations, including the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, consistent with his commitment to serve the community and its citizens.  Congratulations to Brian, and we appreciate his commitment to continuing Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen’s rich heritage of community leadership.

Hugh Macfarlane Honored

Hugh MacfarlaneHugh C. Macfarlane, a founding member of Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen in 1884 has been honored by Friends of the Riverwalk as a Historical Monument Trail 2014 Honoree.  Mr. Macfarlane was the first City Attorney for the City of Tampa and instrumental in the development of West Tampa into the 5th largest city in Florida, before being annexed into the City of Tampa in 1925.

In what is already serving as a source of pride for the Tampa community, the Historic Trail uses busts, statues and monuments to educate the public about significant events and noteworthy people that have shaped the history of Tampa and Hillsborough County.  There are currently 18 honorees along the trail with these latest additions.

Aungst Recognized for Clearwater Economic Advancement

Brian J. Aungst has been recognized by the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of their Economic Advancement Business of the Year award for his work related to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Brian was lead counsel for the aquarium in its effort to build a new state-of-the-art aquarium in downtown Clearwater.

Magidson Announces Initiative for Veterans and Military Personnel

Stetson University College of Law dedicated its new Veterans Law Institute with a ceremony on May 31 in Gulfport, Fla.

More than 100 people gathered for the dedication, which included remarks by the Honorable Bruce E. Kasold, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Stetson Law faculty, students and veterans, a flag presentation by Congressman Bill Young’s office, and a color guard presentation by Boca Ciega High School’s Army JROTC.

The Institute will serve as a center for veteran and military scholarship, the site of Stetson’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic, and provide continuing legal education for attorneys representing veterans as well as a focal point for student veterans and their pro bono related activities.

The facility that houses the Institute was named the Judge Raphael Steinhardt Building in honor of the contributions of the judge who also endowed a scholarship for student veterans.

Visit or email to learn more about Stetson’s new Veterans Law Institute.