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Hugo S. "Brad" deBeaubien

Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602


Danielle McCabe

Individuals and corporate clients rely on Brad for his broad range of business litigation experience. Counseling clients primarily on labor and employment and bankruptcy/insolvency matters, Brad is known to his clients and colleagues alike for exercising sound judgment to secure outcomes which achieve clients’ legal and business objectives. Brad seeks to understand his clients’ goals and expectations at the outset of an engagement and communicates regularly as matters evolve to ensure continued understanding on those points.  

Brad’s labor and employment practice focuses on representing employers in a wide variety of state and federal employment law matters, including:

  • Wage and hour litigation
  • Discrimination and retaliation actions
  • Restrictive covenant and trade secret claims
  • Other employment-related disputes

A management-side labor and employment lawyer, Brad also routinely assists clients in developing and updating employment policies, employee handbooks, employment and independent contractor agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and severance agreements.

Brad also has wide-ranging experience representing clients in bankruptcy matters and other distressed financial situations. His practice in this area includes the representation of secured and unsecured creditors, financial institutions, and trustees. He also routinely represents defendants in preferential and fraudulent transfer litigation.

In addition to his work for clients, Brad is proud to serve as hiring partner for the Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Tampa office.

Drawing on his experience as a teacher prior to law school, Brad often speaks to Tampa Bay area school students about personal finance and budgeting through the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Credit Abuse Resistance Education program. Finally, Brad and his wife enjoy sharing their love of music and reading with their two young daughters.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class action prior to class certification hearing.
  • Obtained injunction enforcing restrictive covenants against physicians who were former employees and partners of client’s medical practice.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim (including allegations of unpaid wages and overtime and improper tip pooling) against client restauranteur.
  • Obtained judgment in bankruptcy court reestablishing priority of mortgage erroneously discharged by lender, resulting in successful foreclosure in state court.
  • Settled $1 million-plus bankruptcy preference claim against client for $30,000.00.


  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal's Up & Comers Award, 2009

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Board of Directors (2015-2018)
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program, Chair (2012-2018)
  • Tampa Connection (Class of 2013-2014)

News Releases


Events and Presentations

11.28.2017Employment Law Update: Fall 2017, Tampa, Florida
04.22.2016Employment Law Update: Spring 2016 - "Restrictive Covenants Use, Drafting and Enforcement of Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements"
02.26.2015Tampa Employment Law Update: Winter 2015 - "Most Common Minimum Wage and Overtime Mistakes and How to Avoid Them"
05.02.2013Employment Law Update:  For Executives, Managers, Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals
09.24.2012"The Americans with Disabilities Act and Public Accommodations" Video Presentation to the Ybor City Development Corporation
05.01.2011Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association's Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program presented to students at the University of Tampa and local High Schools
02.17.2011"Dealing with Debtors: A Bankruptcy Primer for Trade Creditors"
01.18.2011"Unemployment Compensation: Understanding the Law in Florida," Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP’s Employment Law Update
09.01.2009"The Nuts and Bolts of Practical Statutory Research," St. Pete College Paralegal Program
08.20.2009"Recent Changes to Federal and Florida Employment Law," Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP’s An Ounce of Prevention Labor and Employment Seminar
05.01.2009"The Legal System," in connection with Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Law Week

Alternate biographies



  • J.D., magna cum laude, Florida State University, Order of the Coif, 2008
  • B.A., College of William and Mary, 2002

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2011