TAMPA, FL –– Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Tampa partner Duane A. Daiker has been appointed to the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Certification Standing Committee. Daiker will serve on the committee for the 2019-20 bar year.
The Committee is responsible for the evaluation of the competency, experience, and professionalism of attorneys seeking board certification in the area of appellate practice.
Duane is one of only a handful of board certified appellate specialists in Florida. He is a recognized leader in the appellate community, and provides expert advice in all areas of appellate representation.
Although he has a broad range of commercial and construction litigation experience, Duane’s passion is representing clients in the state and federal appellate courts. He regularly appears in all of Florida’s appellate courts, including the Florida Supreme Court. Duane is known for his clear and efficient writing style that cuts to the heart of complex legal issues. He knows that appellate judges don’t want to read a 50-page brief, so he cuts ruthlessly to the point—with proven results.
While Duane represents the clients of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP law firm in appeals, he also partners with trial lawyers outside the firm for appellate representation, or for technical assistance with appeals. Duane has the flexibility to negotiate contingent fees or fixed appellate fees in appropriate cases, and is always focused on providing cost-effective service.
Duane has been actively involved in every aspect of the appellate community. He is a member of the Executive Council and a former chair of the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, a 1,700-member organization comprised of lawyers and judges devoted to promoting excellence in appellate practice. He served on the Appellate Court Rules Committee from 2012-2018, and is currently a member of the Appellate Practice Certification Standing Committee. As a result of his leadership and involvement, Duane is well-known to lawyers and judges in every appellate district. Duane also hosts a legal podcast entitled “Issues on Appeal,” which focuses on timely and timeless issues relating to appellate practice through interviews with members of Florida’s appellate community.
Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 260 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services. Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.