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Rick Di Paolo*

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

A Florida Registered Paralegal, Rick works on a broad range of litigation matters involving commercial/business, construction, real estate, landlord/tenant actions, collections, commercial/residential foreclosures, bankruptcy and general civil litigation in both state and federal court. He has prior experience in insurance defense, intellectual property, medical malpractice, franchise law, products liability, consumer finance, employment law and bad faith claims. Between high school and college Rick worked as a general office assistant in a law office, where he quickly realized that his personality, critical thinking and detail-oriented skills lent themselves well to a career in the legal field. In his more than 25 years of experience, he has assisted in many types of litigation ranging from simple disputes to extremely complex matters, and from pre-litigation to months-long federal trials.

When not at work, Rick spends his time with family and friends, playing with his dog, and volunteering for a local ministry. He also enjoys getting out into nature and doing anything associated with classic/muscle cars.


  • St. Petersburg College Outstanding Student in Paralegal Studies Award – 1995-96

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • ATLA Paralegal Affiliate Member, 1998-2000

* Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Shumaker professional not admitted to practice law.

Alternate biographies




  • A.A., Paralegal Studies, St. Petersburg College

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