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Jennifer B. Compton

Partner, Labor & Employment Practice Co-Administrator
240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236


Darcy Mills
Direct941.366.6660 ext. 2485

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, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, Florida Whistleblower Act, Florida Civil Rights 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, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2011, 2012

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Girls Inc., Chair, Board of Directors
  • Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization Board of Directors, Secretary
  • All Faiths Food Bank, Governance Committee
  • Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Executive Committee Member and Legal Counsel
  • Diversity Law Institute, Member
  • Trial Law Institute, Member
  • Leadership Sarasota

News Releases

06.18.2018Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2018 Florida Super Lawyers and 2018 Florida Rising Stars
09.21.2017Shumaker Women’s Leadership Event Highlights Sarasota Philanthropies
06.08.2017Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2017 Florida Super Lawyers® and 2017 Florida Rising Stars
06.09.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and 2016 Florida Rising Stars
06.12.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and 2015 Florida Rising Stars
04.29.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Partner Jennifer Compton Honored for Community Leadership
04.15.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Earn Top Marks from Legal Peers
02.11.2015Free Employment Law Seminar Offers Continuing Education Credits to Attorneys, HR Professionals
09.30.2014Compton Elected Board President of Girls, Inc. of Sarasota County
08.12.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Launches Community Back-to-School Campaign
06.16.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars
11.18.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Donates $7500 to Girls, Inc.
06.13.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars
02.05.2013Jennifer B. Compton to Speak at Business Women's Initiative Conference
10.09.2012Jennifer B. Compton Moderator for SM2 Regional Workforce Development Event
11.21.2011Jennifer 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
11.21.2011Shumaker Holds Food Drive to Benefit All Faiths Food Bank
06.10.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2011 Florida Super Lawyers and 2011 Florida Rising Stars
07.27.2010Jennifer B. Compton Selected for Leadership Sarasota County
04.06.2010Jennifer B. Compton Panelist for the Business Ethics Alliance


Events and Presentations

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., with honors, Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, 1997
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1994

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Alabama, 1999
  • Florida, 1997
  • All Federal District Courts Florida




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