Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Assist in Effort to Save Tampa Bay’s Friendship Trail Bridge

TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that Timothy C. Garding and Brian C. Willis, associates in the Tampa office, are among a small group of local professionals working to save Tampa Bay’s Friendship Trail Bridge, a pedestrian foot bridge that spans Tampa Bay between the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Garding and Willis assisted with drafting a comprehensive plan to save the Friendship Trail Bridge, which will be formally presented to the Hillsborough County Commission on June 6, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. If the County Commission implements the proposed plan, the Friendship Trail Bridge would be converted into an iconic urban linear park and would reclaim its title as the longest pedestrian foot bridge in the world.

To find out more about this project, and to read the plan, please visit

Timothy C. Garding practices in the areas of healthcare, employment & labor, administrative/government law and commercial litigation. He is a Board Member of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts and serves on the Development Council of The Spring of Tampa Bay. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.

Brian C. Willis is a member of the litigation department. He was selected as a 2010 Up & Comer by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and was recognized in 2011 as a Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine. He is an active member of the community having recently served on both the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority Citizen Advisory Committee and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Citizen Advisory Committee.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service law firm with over 220 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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