Duane A. Daiker is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an Appellate Practice Specialist. He represents individual and corporate clients in a variety of appellate matters. His appellate practice extends to all state and federal appellate courts in Florida, including the Florida Supreme Court. Duane is active in the appellate practice sections of The Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. In 2012, Duane was elected to the Executive Council of the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar, and in 2013 he was elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Appellate Practice Section.
Duane also represents surety companies in connection with payment, performance, and fiduciary bond disputes throughout the State of Florida. His surety practice encompasses all aspects of suretyship, from initial claim evaluation to claim litigation and recovery. Duane previously served on the Editorial Board of the Fidelity and Surety Digest published by the American Bar Association, and is a regular presenter at surety conferences around the country.
Duane has served as an Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College, teaching classes in law, legal research and legal writing, since 2000.
While at the University of Florida College of Law, Duane was the Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.
Duane is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as an Arbitrator, and regularly arbitrates disputes for the Better Business Bureau and The Florida Bar Association.
• AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
• Board Certified Appellate Specialist, 2007-present
• Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2009
07.28.2014 Duane A. Daiker Elected Vice Chair of Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar
08.20.2013 Duane A. Daiker Elected Secretary/Treasurer of Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar
05.08.2013 Duane A. Daiker Spoke at Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference
01.25.2013 Duane A. Daiker Receives Recertification as Appellate Practice Specialist
10.22.2012 Duane A. Daiker Presents to Tampa Bay Chapter of Society of Financial Service Professionals
10.11.2012 Shumaker Attorneys Presented at Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference
09.28.2012 Shumaker Attorneys Receive Awards from The Florida Bar
09.27.2012 Duane A. Daiker Presents at ACC Conference
08.20.2012 Duane A. Daiker Elected to Executive Council of the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar
05.03.2012 Duane A. Daiker Appointed to Appellate Court Rules Rules Committee of The Florida Bar
06.07.2010 Duane A. Daiker Appointed to Editorial Board of the Fidelity & Surety Digest
06.01.2013 Another Oral Argument Article , Lawyer magazine, Summer 2013, Vol. 23, No. 7
09.19.2012 Preventing and Defending 'Strike Suits' Against Sureties and Fidelity Carriers
09.01.2010 Figuring Out Finality
09.01.2009 Judge Nelly Khouzam Elevated to the Second District Court of Appeal
09.01.2009 Passing Stolen Company Checks: Is it a Forgery, and When Does it Occur?
07.01.2008 Avoiding Appellate Mistakes: A Primer for the General Practitioner, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 82, No. 7
04.10.2008 Revisiting Chapters 255 and 713, Florida Statutes: Ignorance IS an Excuse!
03.01.2008 Board Certification in Appellate Practice: A Rewarding Endeavor
10.01.1995 Computer-Related Legal Malpractice: The Practitioner's Potential Liability, Florida Bar Journal, April, 1995, at 12. Also reprinted in 36 Law Office Economics & Management 213 (1995), and Andrews' Professional Liability Litigation Reporter
1993 Florida's Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act: Lemon-Aid for the Consumer, 45 Florida Law Review 253
1992 Professional Malpractice: Defining a Professional Under the Statute of Limitations, 44 Florida Law Review 835
Events and Presentations
04.17.2013 Preventing and Defending 'Strike Suits' Against Sureties, 24th Annual Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Charleston, South Carolina
10.09.2012 Using Your iPad in Your Practice-a Tool for Professionals, presented to the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals
08.10.2012 Understanding Appellate Practice: What Corporate Counsel Should Know, presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel
05.08.2009 Passing Stolen Company Checks: Is it a Forgery, and When Does it Occur? Southern Surety and Fidelity Conference
04.10.2008 Revisiting Chapters 255 and 713, Florida Statutes: Ignorance is an Excuse! presented with Seth Traub, Nineteenth Annual Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference
04.21.2005 Suing a Surety for Bad Faith in Florida? Not So Fast. . . ., Sixteenth Annual Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference in Charleston, South Carolina
09.12.2002 Alternative Dispute Resolution: New Approaches for the Surety, Thirteenth Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference
11.01.2001 Fiduciary Bonds: When Good Principals Go Bad, Twelfth Annual Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference