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Managing Partner Frank Sheppard Elected Chairman Of The Board Of The Hospice Of The Comforter Foundation

Managing Partner Frank Sheppard Elected Chairman Of The Board Of The Hospice Of The Comforter Foundation

Organization Has Provided Compassionate Care and Support to More Than 28,000 Patients in Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties Since 1990

ORLANDO, Fla. – April 19, 2013 – Frank Sheppard, Managing Partner of RumbergerKirk, has been elected Chairman of the Board for the Hospice of the Comforter Foundation, which supports Hospice of the Comforter, the only nonprofit hospice serving Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties.

Hospice of the Comforter has cared for more than 28,000 patients and their families with physical, emotional and spiritual support since 1990 and has provided more than $400,000 in care over the past year to those uninsured and under-insured.

“Hospice of the Comforter is dedicated to keeping patients where they are most comfortable, whether it is at home, in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, or in-patient facilities including our Hospice House (short-term) and Robison Residence (long-term),” said Sheppard. “Hospice enables patients to live in comfort and keep their dignity while surrounded by family, friends and a Hospice Care Team.”

Hospice House is Central Florida’s only free-standing hospice facility in Central Florida, staffed 24/7 with 16 private suites and bathroom with access to a lanai and outdoor garden, furnished and decorated to provide a peaceful, home-like environment for both patients and visitors. Patients are evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure they meet the criteria to continue receiving hospice care.

For more information about how Hospice of the Comforter serves the community, call 407-682-0808 or visit

Sheppard focuses his legal practice primarily in the areas of professional liability, employment and commercial litigation. In addition to his trial practice, he handles appellate matters for clients in both state and federal courts. Active in professional and civic organizations, Sheppard was listed in Florida SuperLawyers in the area of Professional Liability Defense and was in Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite in the area of Labor & Employment.

Sheppard earned a juris doctor, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law.

About RumbergerKirk:  RumbergerKirk provides litigation and counseling services in a wide range of civil practice areas including product liability, commercial litigation, construction, intellectual property litigation, environmental, labor and employment law, insurance coverage, professional liability and administrative law. Offices are located in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Tallahassee and Birmingham, Alabama.

Hospice of the Comforter Mission Statement:   We are committed to changing lives for Hospice for the Comforter patients and their families facing end-of-life issues through philanthropy.