Attorney Profiles

WILLIAM G. HARRISON, JR.
Email: wharrison@harrisonrivard.com
Phone: 850.769.7714

A lifetime resident of Panama City, William Harrison founded HRDB in 2002. Admitted to the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Florida in 1988, William received his B.A. from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.

Aside from his legal expertise, William is well-respected as a key political strategist for the Florida Panhandle and has been instrumental in local, county, state, congressional and presidential campaigns for nearly twenty years. He served as an Organizational Chairman in all of Governor Jeb Bush’s election campaigns, and President George W. Bush’s campaigns in 2000 and 2004, and was named to the Bush-Brogan Gubernatorial Transition Team in 1998. He also serves as Chairman of the Northern District of Florida Judicial Nominating Commission, a position he has held since 2000.

William is married with four children, and serves his community in a variety of civic positions.


BO RIVARD
Email: brivard@harrisonrivard.com
Phone: 850.769.7714

From his key involvement in successful political campaigns and experience working with governmental and business leaders on vital public policy issues, Bo Rivard brings to HRDB a wealth of political experience, key relationships with business leaders and knowledge of the workings of government at every level. In 2016, Governor Scott appointed Bo to serve as one of Florida’s 29 electors in the Electoral College. He has served as Governor Scott’s appointee on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission since 2013. From 2011-2013 Bo served as Governor Scott’s appointee to the Republican Party of Florida Executive Committee.
Bo was raised in Panama City, Florida. He earned his B.A. at The University of Florida and his J.D. at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. Bo’s legal practice has been focused on representing both public and private clients in health care, land use, transportation, litigation and regulatory matters. He has served as outside counsel for numerous local governments and state agencies. Over his career, he has represented scores of businesses including several Fortune 500 companies.
Bo is actively engaged in his community. He was the chairman of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce (2011) and has served on many other local boards. Bo and his wife, Nicole, have three children and live in Panama City.


MIKE DUNCAN
Email: mduncan@harrisonrivard.com
Phone: 850.769.7714

Mike joined HRDB in 2011 bringing with him extensive experience in state and local government, land use, and transportation law. Mike handles major projects for both governmental and private entities. Prior to joining HRDB, Mike was a partner with the firm of Harrison, Sale, McCloy, Duncan and Jackson. Mike served as General Counsel to the Panama City-Bay County International Airport District (Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport – ECP), General Counsel to the Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority, and City Attorney for the City of Callaway.

While General Counsel Mike led the Panama City Airport through all aspects of the relocation and construction of the $300 million Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, the first new airport constructed in the United States since 9-11. The airport project is the single largest public works project in Bay County history. The new airport is a state of the art LEED designed facility with a 10,000 foot concrete runway on 4,000 acres serving all of Northwest Florida. The airport project was FDOT’s Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year for 2011.

In 2010, in response to his clients’ needs related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, Mike worked to assemble a team of lawyers to handle oil spill claims for public and private clients.

Mike is married with three children and serves the community as a youth baseball coach and in a variety of civic positions.


BILLY BUZZETT
Email: bbuzzett@harrisonrivard.com
Phone: 850.769.7714

Billy has recently served as Secretary of the Florida  Department of Community Affairs. Previously he was Vice President of Strategic Planning for the St. Joe Company where he helped lead the development of the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport within the West Bay Sector Plan, the largest master planned community in the United States.

He has also served as Associate General Counsel for Governor Bob Martinez, Executive Director to the Construction Lien Law Study Commission, Executive Director to the Constitution Revision Commission, and he helped create Florida’s first charter school.

Billy is from Apalachicola and has more than 25 years experience in engineering, law and development. He graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and practiced for several years before graduating from the Florida State University College of Law.


Nicole Stringer Rivard
Email: nrivard@harrisonrivard.com
Phone: 850.769.7714

Ms. Rivard is an associate with the firm.  Her practice is focused primarily on contract law, business and commercial transactions.  She earned her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Tulane University, and her B.A.¸ Cum Laude, from Vanderbilt University with honors in philosophy and communication studies.  Before joining the firm, Ms. Rivard practiced in Boston, Massachusetts, where she worked as an associate in a large litigation firm.  She also practiced extensively in intellectual property law, serving for two years as associate general counsel to a software company based in the Boston area.  Ms. Rivard is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the Florida Bar.