SMOLKER, BARTLETT, LOEB, HINDS & SHEPPARD ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITION

Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard, P.A. is pleased to announce that Michael J. Labbee has joined the Firm as an Associate Attorney.

Michael Labbee focuses his practice on complex business litigation. Additionally, Mr. Labbee is experienced in representing clients in all phases of maritime and admiralty litigation as well as in disputes involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). Prior to joining Smolker Bartlett, Michael practiced in the Tampa office of a national law firm where he represented clients ranging from individuals and local start-ups to Fortune 500 companies that spanned various industries including maritime, financial services, manufacturing, health care and real estate. Michael has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout Florida, and served as appellate counsel for clients in each of Florida’s five district courts of appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. While attending Stetson, Michael received high grade awards in Trial Advocacy and Products Liability, completed Stetson’s Honors Program, worked as a research assistant for professors Tim Kaye and Jason Bent, and served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Stetson Law Review. Michael has received an AV preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star. Michael is also active in the local community serving as the president-elect of the Great Futures Professional Council for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and as a member of the Associate Board of Ambassadors for the American Cancer Society.

Smolker  Bartlett has developed a strong reputation handling a broad variety of complex, commercial  litigation matters both in and outside the State of Florida. Mr. Labbee’s  experience is expected to further bolster the Firm’s litigation practice.

The Firm has offices in downtown Tampa and may be reached at (813) 223.3888 or visited at www.smolkerbartlett.com .

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