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Matt Newton to Serve as Chairman of the Hillsborough County Human Relations Board

  • February 19, 2020

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that lawyer Matt Newton has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Hillsborough County Human Relations Board. The Hillsborough County Human Relations Board reviews complaints filed under Hillsborough County's Human Rights Ordinance, which promotes fair treatment and equal opportunity for people regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identification or expression.

As a double-certified mediator (both circuit civil and appellate), Matt brings robust dispute resolution skill and experience to Hillsborough County’s Human Relations Board. At Shumaker, Matt guides clients through diverse complex land use and zoning challenges, structures creative legal strategies for both new and growing businesses, and has resolved legal disputes through both traditional litigation and alternative strategies. Matt's experience also extends to state and local election and political law, including campaign compliance and recount navigation.


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.