Craig J. Shankman Associate
Craig J. Shankman is an associate at the Miami office. Craig, a South Florida native, joined the firm in 2014. Craig regularly advises both individuals and corporate clients on a wide range of complex litigation matters with a focus on commercial litigation, professional liability, director and officer liability, employment matters, and appeals, among others. Craig represents clients in Florida State Court and Federal Court, specifically the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Craig also appears before local, state, and federal agencies, including the EEOC, Florida Commission on Human Rights, and Florida’s Department of Business & Professional Regulation. Craig earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of law graduating with the honors of magna cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Shankman was a U.S. Constitutional Law Dean’s Fellow and earned book awards in Torts, Federal Income Taxation, and Florida Legal Research Techniques. Mr. Shankman is also a graduate of the University of Florida having earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a major in Economics.
ADMISSIONS, PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Craig is a currently a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida.
University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL, Juris Doctor, 2014
Obtained Dismissal with Prejudice of suit through a Motion to Dismiss in claim for tortious interference brought forth by Developer claiming damages in excess of $225 million. Defended Corporation in claim alleging violations of Florida’s Private Whistleblower Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Dispute was favorably settled after initial discovery for less than 25% of the purported damages. Defended Corporation in claim alleging retaliation in violation of Florida’s Private Whistleblower Act. Dispute was favorably settled during the course of discovery for approximately 25% of the purported damages. Defended Law Firm in action alleging Negligence and Breach of Fiduciary Duty settling for less than 20% of the purported damages. Secured Final Summary Judgment for Law Firm in action brought against Law Firm by former Client alleging Negligence and seeking damages exceeding $30 million.