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fsheffield_300.dpiTallahassee, Fla. – Jan. 19, 2016 — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel today announced the addition of former Circuit Court Judge Frank E. Sheffield, who joins the firm’s Tallahassee office as of counsel in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Sheffield brings an extensive background in general civil and criminal trial practice from his decades-long career practicing law to the firm’s robust commercial litigation practice.

“Judge Sheffield’s breadth and depth of experience will be an asset to our clients and bolster our already strong commercial litigation practice,” said Tallahassee Managing Partner M. Stephen Turner.

An experienced trial judge, Sheffield was elected for the Second Circuit Court in Florida in 2008 and took the bench in January 2009. In the nearly seven years following, he presided over a variety of cases, many of them high profile. He officially retired from the position in December 2015. Prior to serving, he spent 35-plus years in private practice.

“Broad and Cassel has a longstanding reputation of building relationships to provide exceptional service to its clients,” said Sheffield. “I’m proud to be a part of this prestigious team.”

Sheffield received his bachelor’s degree and juris doctor from Florida State University and holds memberships with the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

He also is involved in a wide variety of professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Jefferson County Bar Association, Tallahassee Bar Association and Tallahassee Women Lawyers Association, among others.

Sheffield is a certified Florida Supreme Court Civil Trial and Family Law Mediator as well as death-penalty certified.

News of Sheffield’s addition is the latest in a series of announcements tied to Broad and Cassel’s growth across the state. The firm recently announced the addition of Senior Counsel O. Benton Curtis and Associates Jenny Consuegra and Kimberly Freedman in Miami; Associate Michael Niles in Tallahassee; Associates Eileen O’Malley and Rene Iosco in West Palm Beach; Associate Yesica Liposky in Tampa; Associate Joseph Picone in Fort Lauderdale; and Michael McManus, Matthew Palma, Edward Philpot and Yisell Rodriguez in Orlando.

Broad and Cassel established its Tallahassee office in 1987. The firm’s Tallahassee attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Appellate and Constitutional Law, Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain, Government Relations, Health Care Law, Land Use and Environmental, Legislative Affairs, and Real Estate. Broad and Cassel, founded on Jan. 1, 1946, has more than 170 lawyers and 200 support personnel located in nine offices throughout the state of Florida. The firm has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate practice areas and industries. For more information, please visit us online at http://www.broadandcassel.com or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/BroadandCassel.com.