Jennifer B. Compton: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Jennifer B. Compton

Partner, Labor & Employment Practice Co-Administrator
Sarasota,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • REITs
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Educational / Religious Organizations
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and Leisure
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Transportation and Distribution
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 49948, Sarasota, FL, 34230
University University of Florida, B.A., 1994
Law SchoolCumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., with honors, 1997
Admitted1997, Florida; 1999, Alabama; All Federal District Courts Florida

Professionaland Community Affiliations

•Sarasota County Bar Association
•Girls Inc., Chair, Board of Directors
•Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member
•Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Development Division, Chair
•Southwest Florida Red Cross Advisory Counsel, former Board Member
•Southwest Chapter of the American Red Cross, former Board Member and Secretary
•Diversity Law Institute, Member
•Trial Law Institute, Member


Jennifer B. Compton's practice focuses on employment law counseling and litigation. She is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Labor & Employment Law.

Jennifer primarily represents employers and provides assistance in preventative counseling and the defense of litigation brought by current and former employees. Jennifer regularly practices in Federal and State courts as well as in arbitration. Areas of defense recently handled by Jennifer include claims under the ADA, FMLA, FSLA, ADEA, Florida Whistleblower Act, and Florida Trade Secret Act. Jennifer also regularly litigates to enforce non-competition and non-solicitation agreements against former employees, as well as defending claims for enforcement on behalf of employers who have hired new employees subject to such covenants. Additionally, Jennifer works with executives separating out from local, regional and national employers, including the areas of severance and restrictive covenants. She is a frequent lecturer on employment law and litigation issues for employers.


•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
•Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015
•Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2011, 2012

News Releases

06.12.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and 2015 Florida Rising Stars

04.29.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Partner Jennifer Compton Honored for Community Leadership

04.15.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Earn Top Marks from Legal Peers

02.11.2015 Free Employment Law Seminar Offers Continuing Education Credits to Attorneys, HR Professionals

09.30.2014 Compton Elected Board President of Girls, Inc. of Sarasota County

08.12.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Launches Community Back-to-School Campaign

06.16.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars

11.18.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Donates $7500 to Girls, Inc.

06.13.2013 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars

02.05.2013 Jennifer B. Compton to Speak at Business Women's Initiative Conference

10.09.2012 Jennifer B. Compton Moderator for SM2 Regional Workforce Development Event

11.21.2011 Jennifer B. Compton Elected to the Board of Girl's Inc. and as Chair of Workforce Innovation and Talent Development Council for Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

11.21.2011 Shumaker Holds Food Drive to Benefit All Faiths Food Bank

06.10.2011 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2011 Florida Super Lawyers and 2011 Florida Rising Stars

07.27.2010 Jennifer B. Compton Selected for Leadership Sarasota County

04.06.2010 Jennifer B. Compton Panelist for the Business Ethics Alliance


05.10.2013 The New I-9 Client Alert

04.01.1997 Expert Witness Testimony in a Diminished Capacity Defense, American Journal of Trial Advocacy


10.20.2015 Sarasota Employment Law Update: Fall 2015

02.24.2015 Sarasota Employment Law Update: Winter 2015

05.02.2013 Employment Law Update: For Executives, Managers, Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals

04.12.2010 Practicing Business Ethics Improves Performance


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Office Information

Jennifer B. Compton

240 South Pineapple Avenue
SarasotaFL 34236


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