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.
Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator