SARASOTA, FL – A prominent leader in both the Sarasota community and at Shumaker, Sarasota Managing Partner Jennifer B. Compton has been named the Vice Chair of Shumaker’s Management Committee, to work alongside the Chair of the Management Committee in establishing and executing the overall goals, finances, priorities, and culture of the firm.
“Jennifer is not only a skilled and accomplished attorney; she is a highly respected and trusted leader in the community and firm. She brings character, integrity, clarity, and thoughtfulness to every leadership decision,” said Shumaker Chairman Tom Dillon. “Jennifer’s elevation to Vice-Chair is well deserved and I look forward to working with her closely to better serve our clients and the communities in which we live.”
A true trailblazer, Jennifer is also a member of the Shumaker’s Management Committee and she has more than two decades of experience practicing employment law counseling and litigation. Known for her client-focused legal advice, Jennifer primarily represents employers and provides assistance in preventative counseling and the defense of litigation.
Jennifer has been steadfast in her commitment to the community, and through her involvement as secretary, executive committee member, and board member for the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization, where she has been instrumental in developing a master plan for 54 acres of city-owned land on the Sarasota Bayfront, seen by many as the single largest undertaking to impact Sarasota for the next 50-100 years. In addition, Jennifer is a Founding Board Member and Vice Chair of Gulfside Bank, a member of the Diversity Law Institute, International Women's Forum, and the Sarasota County Bar Association. Jennifer also previously served as a board member, executive committee member, and legal counsel for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and on the board of Girls, Inc.