Paul Lipton



Paul Lipton is the firm’s Director of Professionalism, Career and Skill Development. His role is to work with the associates and mentor them in learning their skills, building their brand and finding personal and professional growth as successful litigators. Paul was a prominent South Florida trial attorney for more than 40 years and a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig until he retired in 2012.

A role like this is not common in law firms, particularly to be occupied by an attorney. Traditionally, in-house recruiting personnel are tasked with monitoring associate development. However, Paul’s role goes far beyond that of traditional associate integration. He will work with the associates on a one-on-one basis and in small groups, attend functions with them and help sharpen their skills in business development. As the firm continues its exciting growth, Paul will assist in looking for new and innovative ways to provide an engaging and challenging work environment for our lawyers. Paul’s unprecedented role with his vast experience provides meaningful opportunity for mentoring, career guidance and community involvement. Paul’s thoughtful approach encourages associates to pursue their goals while embracing their roles as young leaders in our community, says Jessica Lagos, an associate in the Miami office.

According to Miami office Administrative Partner, Scott Sarason, “We believe that there is so much more to a fulfilling career than just ‘being smart and working hard,’” Paul will play an important role in cultivating each generation of RKC’s lawyers to be passionate about being a trial lawyer while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Eleventh Circuit Committee on Professionalism in Miami-Dade County. With a very competitive marketplace, not only in hiring, but in lawyer retention, Rumberger is taking a forward-thinking approach to provide our attorneys with this opportunity of career development beyond the traditional law firm standard.

Paul is also an esteemed keynote speaker and inspirational author. The veteran attorney recently published the book, “Hour of the Wolf-An Experiment in Ageless Living,” which is his personal journey in searching for personal fulfillment and living life without limitations or definitions (available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble).

During his legal career, he tried numerous jury and non-jury trials in complex commercial, probate, estate and trust litigation involving national and international companies. His areas of law included complex commercial litigation, real estate and land use litigation, probate and trust and estate litigation, and legal ethics and professional liability.


•Exceptional Leadership and Team Building Addressed at Dade Legal Aid Luncheon
•Fifth Annual Eleventh Judicial Circuit Professionalism and Civility Summit Focused on Law Schools
•Paul Lipton Featured on the Market Leaders Podcast
•RKC Hosts Dade Legal Aid’s Class IV Leadership Academy
•Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Leads Discussion at St. Thomas Law Professionalism Symposium
•RKC Involved in Fourth Annual Summit of 11th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee to Focus on Municipal Lawyers
•Paul Lipton Featured Speaker for St. Thomas Law School
•Rumberger’s Paul Lipton Receives High Honors for Pro Bono Work
•Rumberger’s Paul Lipton Will Speak To St Thomas University and Honorable Peter T. Fay American Inn of Court
•Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Receives the Outstanding Large Firm Award from Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back
•Rumberger Hosts Interactive Fireside Chat on Legal Professionalism and Ethics in Orlando
•Rumberger Receives 2015 Outstanding Pro Bono Award from Dade Legal Aid
•Rumberger’s Paul Lipton Speaks to Fellows from the Inaugural Class of the Dade Legal Aid Leadership Academy
•Paul Lipton Interview Airs on WLRN Public Radio on December 23, 2014
•Prominent Trial Lawyer Paul Lipton Joins RKC As Director of Professionalism & Career Development


•What’s Good for Business? Outside Counsel Who Embrace Professionalism, Civility

Beyond My Bio

•Courage, Redemption and Overcoming Challenges are Three of the Overriding Themes in a New Novel by Paul Lipton
•Paul Lipton, Director of Professional Development Interviewed by Esquire Coaching

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.358.5577  Phone
305.371.7580  Fax
Law School Attended:
University of Washington, School of Law; Penn State University
Year of First Admission:
1939, Wisconsin; Not admitted in Florida

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    Brickell Bayview Centre, Suite 3000 , 80 Southwest 8th Street
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