Frank Sheppard is the Managing Partner of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of professional liability, employment and commercial litigation. In addition to his trial practice, Frank handles appellate matters for clients in both state and federal courts.
In his professional liability practice, Frank defends professionals from a variety of industries including healthcare, construction, legal and financial institutions. In the healthcare industry, he represents physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants and mental healthcare providers. Frank also represents business professionals including attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, securities brokers, architects and engineers. His professional liability practice includes cases that are often high profile and which involve numerous and complex issues including claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and statutory violations.
Employment litigation plays a significant part of Frank’s practice. He represents employers in the public and private sectors in cases involving claims of harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and violation of civil rights. Frank defends clients against claims of discrimination based on gender, age, ethnicity, religion and disability under the ADA. He has particular experience in defending school boards and other educational institutions, including claims based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Outside of the courtroom, he speaks to clients and public groups on topics pertaining to employment litigation and counsels clients on a variety of employment matters. In 2010, Frank was listed in Florida Trend Magazine as one of the State's legal leaders in the area of Labor & Employment.
Frank also represents individuals and companies in commercial litigation matters including contract disputes, non-compete agreements, real estate disputes and claims under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Active in local Bar and civic organizations, Frank also serves the community as a member of the advisory board for the Hospice of the Comforter.