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General Info

Email: dlumpkin@wickersmith.com
Direct: (941) 366-4200
Fax: (941)366-4227
Offices: Sarasota

Biography

Douglas B. Lumpkin, a partner in the Sarasota office, joined Wicker Smith in 2016. During his 25+ years of practicing law, Mr. Lumpkin has earned an AV® Preeminent TM rating from his peers, the highest level rating awarded to lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to joining Wicker Smith, Mr. Lumpkin began his own firm in 2001 where he practiced civil litigation, focusing on the defense of healthcare providers in claims involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, and nursing home liability, as well as automobile accidents, premise liability, and personal injury. He also has the distinction of representing the largest public health care system in the State of Florida, which is comprised of four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals and thousands of employees.

In addition to being a successful trial lawyer, he is also certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Civil Mediator concentrating in dispute resolution involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, automobile, nursing home and personal injury litigation. He is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association and The Florida Bar. Mr. Lumpkin also actively lectures on medical malpractice and various legal issues throughout the state.

Mr. Lumpkin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham Southern College in 1987 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1990.

Certifications:
Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator

Education

  • Birmingham Southern College (B.A., 1987)
  • University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., 1990)

Admitted

  • 1990, Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Sarasota County Bar Association

Honors

  • AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Speeches & Publications

  • Presenter, Charting and Documentation: The correlation between the law and the medical record (10/2018)
  • Ethics for Claims Professionals, The Doctors Company, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (11/7/18)
  • Healthcare Decision Making, Suncoast Speech and Hearing Association of Sarasota, Florida, Guest Lecturer, Sarasota, FL (7/9/15)
  • Legal Implications of Medical Documentation, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Annual Workshop, Lee Memorial Health System, Guest Lecturer, Fort Myers, FL (6/6/15)
  • Legal Implications of Medical Documentation, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Lee Memorial Health System, Guest Lecturer, Fort Myers, FL (3/3/15)
  • Documentation for Nurses: A Legal Matter, Lee Memorial Health System, Guest Lecturer, Fort Myers, FL (6/8/12)
  • The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth, Lee Memorial Health System, Guest Lecturer, Fort Myers, FL (6/23/11)
  • Prevention of Medical Errors, Sarasota County Medical Society, Guest Lecture, Sarasota, FL (11/9/06)
  • Do I Have To Pay Those Premiums? Considerations and Requirements of Physicians Who Choose Not To Carry Traditional Medical Liability Insurance, Lee County Medical Society, Ft. Myers, FL (5/19/06)
  • Record Keeping and Medical Malpractice, Suncoast Speech and Hearing Association of Sarasota, Florida, Guest Lecturer, Sarasota, FL (2/9/06)
  • Do I Have To Pay Those Premiums? Considerations and Requirements of Physicians Who Choose Not To Carry Traditional Medical Liability Insurance, Charlotte County Medical Society, Guest Lecturer, Punta Gorda, FL (1/16/06)
  • Sarasota County Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference, A View From the Bench, The Docket, News From the Sarasota County Bar Association, April, 2001 Volume 18, Number 4, at 3, col. 3-5.
  • Practice Tip of the Month-Post Trial Considerations, The Docket, News From the Sarasota County Bar Association, February, 2001 Volume 18, Number 2, at 7, col. 1.
  • Medical/Legal Issues, Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Respiratory Care 2000 and Beyond, Guest Lecturer, Port Charlotte, FL (1/29/98)
  • Anatomy and Defense of a Malpractice Suit, Asset Protection and Malpractice Strategies, Guest Lecturer, Bradenton, FL (2/13/97)
  • New Developments in Florida Malpractice Law, Lee Memorial Hospital, Guest Lecturer, Fort Myers, FL (6/4/94)
  • reported cases:
  • Backstrand v. Thomas, 80 So.3d 1027 (Table), 2012 WL 539183 (2012)
  • Thomas v. Hospital Bd. of Directors of Lee County, 41 So.3d 246, 35 Fla. L. Weekly D1038 (2010)
  • Lee Memorial Health System v. Smith, 40 So.3d 106, 35 Fla. L. Weekly D1601 (2010)
  • Clark v. Sarasota County Public Hosp. Bd., 65 F.Supp.2d 1308 (1998)
  • Veltmann v. Walpole Pharmacy, Inc., 928 F.Supp. 1161 (1996)