TAMPA, FL – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce it has added another seasoned lawyer to its existing Litigation team. Andrew J. Mayts, Jr. has joined the Tampa office as a partner in the Litigation practice group, bringing nearly two decades of experience to Shumaker, in banking and finance and construction related litigation, as well as cybersecurity prevention and response.
“Andy’s extensive litigation experience paired with his widespread involvement in the Tampa Bay Community brings our clients invaluable insights to help address the most complex business issues,” said Shumaker’s Tampa Managing Partner Mark Catchur. “Andy is always looking for ways to protect companies through his work in banking and finance and construction litigation, as well as his proactive approach in his cybersecurity practice, advising clients on data breach prevention, response, and litigation for business owners and corporate clients. His dedication to his clients is mirrored in his extensive community involvement. In addition to being name Honorary Commander of the MacDill Air Force Base, Andy is also involved with the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, Children's Board of Hillsborough County, Stetson College of Law Veteran’s Law Institute, Tampa Bay Rays 100, Gulf Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America Executive Board, and Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, just to name a few.”
“After many years working alongside Andy at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, I am now proud to work with Andy as a partner here at Shumaker,” said Tampa Partner Ron Christaldi. “His deep background assisting clients with complex litigation and involvement in the community makes him a fantastic addition to our team.”
Andy is a widely recognized civil litigation lawyer, community advocate, and corporate leader who applies practical experience and seasoned judgment to achieve results. A litigator for nearly 20 years, Andy’s expansive experience includes representing national banks in state and federal court in numerous trials handling the defense of regulatory compliance matters, special assets, and consumer actions against financial institutions. On the construction law side of his litigation practice, he has represented owners, subcontractors, suppliers, and general contractors in numerous defect and equitable adjustment claims.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick team. Shumaker has exceptional lawyers and quality staff that are committed to excellence which is overall what drew me to the firm,” said Mayts. “Shumaker’s dedication and involvement with their clients and in the community matches that of my own and the firm’s wealth of experience and expanded geographic footprint will allow me to serve clients with needs outside the state.”
Renowned for having the best interest of his clients in mind, Andy’s cybersecurity practice involves advising clients on data breach prevention, response, and litigation for business owners and corporate clients, including providing in-depth incident response assessment if a breach occurs.
Andy has received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale–Hubbell and has been named a Best Lawyer. He is a fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America and has recently been reappointed by the Governor to serve a second term on the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission.
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.