Shumaker Lawyer Selected for Advancing Racial Equity on Nonprofit Boards Fellowship

  • 07.06.2022

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker Lawyer Brittainy Joyner has been accepted into the 2022 cohort of the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s Advancing Racial Equity on Nonprofit Boards (ARENB) Fellowship. The six-part ARENB program is designed to advance racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusion on nonprofit boards throughout Tampa Bay, deepen the board governance knowledge and skills of professionals of color, and equip select nonprofits to genuinely welcome participating board fellows and ensure their organizations are ready and committed to fostering more inclusive and equitable boards and cultures.

”We are proud that Brittainy got accepted into Advancing Racial Equity on Nonprofit Board Fellowship,” shared Shumaker Partner and Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair Maria Del Carmen Ramos. At Shumaker, we understand the importance of promoting racial equity. We are happy to see our attorneys, like Brittainy, being committed to doing something about it. We know Brittainy will be a valued fellow.”

Brittainy is a member of Shumaker’s Litigation and Disputes Service Line, where her experience in the courtroom, paired with her passion to “get it right,” make her a strong advocate for her clients when handling their litigation matters. Brittainy focuses her practice on litigation and disputes for homeowners associations and has extensive experience in motion practice, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and negotiations. She works well under pressure, which has benefited her throughout her legal career as a commercial litigator and as a prosecutor.

Brittainy began her law career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, where she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases. Prior to law school, Brittainy spent two years as a math teacher with Teach for America in Houston, Texas.