Shumaker Lawyer Matt Newton One of Only Seven Percent of Florida Bar Members to Achieve Board Certification in Specialty Area

  • 08.04.2021

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker Associate Matt Newton has been certified in City, County, and Local Government law by The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Board certification is Florida’s official, independent determination of a lawyer’s expertise to practice in a specialty field of law. It is the gold standard for Florida lawyers, representing a recognition by a lawyer’s peers that they have attained a level of professional expertise in their chosen fields. Fewer than 5,500 lawyers have earned board certification in one or more of the 27 specialty areas.

“We are proud of Matt and his recognition as a Board Certified lawyer,” said Sam Queirolo, Regional Service Line Leader for Shumaker’s Real Estate and Development practice. “With his certification, Matt brings specialized resources to our clients that only select lawyers can provide while continuing to bring valuable insight and leadership to our firm.”

A lawyer in Shumaker’s Tampa office and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator (both circuit civil and appellate), Matt has guided clients through numerous complex local government land use matters, structured creative legal strategies for both new and growing businesses, and has resolved a wide variety of legal disputes through both traditional litigation and alternative strategies. Matt's experience also extends to state and local election and political law, including advocating before Florida’s Commission on Ethics, advising political candidates on campaign compliance, and recount navigation.