Ocoee is a small town in eastern Florida not far from the bustling metropolis of Orlando. Approximately 40,000 people call Ocoee home and they enjoy a subtropical climate characterized by hot, humid, and wet summers with cooler, drier winters. Numerous roadwork construction projects in Ocoee throughout the 20th century made getting to and from Orlando much easier and more efficient.

Early Ocoee History

White settlers began to populate the area now known as Ocoee in the mid-1800s due to its location near both Starke Lake and Lake Apopka. This water access made the area ideal for planting and cultivating citrus groves. In fact, the first plant nursery in the United States was established by Confederate Captain Bluford M. Sims after the Civil War in Ocoee. Sims would go on to become the Ocoee road commissioner, Freemason, and contractor for the first framed court house in Orlando. Ocoee was incorporated as a city in 1925.

Ocoee Today

These days, Ocoee is a pleasant suburb of Orlando committed to community and economic redevelopment. Residents enjoy a variety of city-sponsored events and attractions, including the annual Central Florida Film Festival, Founder’s Festival, and Spring Fling, as well as the weekly Food Truck Friday & Movie Night. Notable Ocoee residents include professional golfer Bart Bryant and soccer player Aubrey Perry.

Cressman Law Firm, P.A. Providing Personal Injury Representation for Ocoee Clients

Cressman Law Firm was established by principal attorney Mark P. Cressman in an effort to provide exceptional legal counsel to Ocoee victims of personal injury. With over 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Cressman is highly qualified and respected in this area of the law. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases, which has afforded him a comprehensive understanding of the laws and precedents in place. If you need help with a personal injury claim, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.