An Assistant County Attorney for eight years in Volusia County, in 2020 Giffin Chumley returned to Fishback Dominick, where he started his legal career in 2006, as a partner. Board certified by the Florida Bar in City, County, and Local Government Law, Mr. Chumley has extensive experience with Florida’s Sunshine and public records laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, property taxes, tax certificates and deeds, public procurement, public transportation, fire and emergency services, ethics, and contracts (including debarment matters), risk management, and land use and zoning.
Mr. Chumley served as Volusia County’s principal attorney handling the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He developed a program to train county employees about their duties and obligations under the ADA, and consulted on the county’s ADA cases in litigation. Mr. Chumley gained extensive knowledge facing these challenges and navigating the ADA’s dictates.
Mr. Chumley also has extensive experience in matters involving tourist and ad valorem taxes, tax certificates, and tax deeds. Well-positioned to represent those who provide tourist accommodations, the owner of a challenged tax deed, or the purchaser of a tax certificate in need of advice, Mr. Chumley can also represent property owners who require a quiet title action for a tax deed to secure insurable title.
Mr. Chumley worked regularly with Volusia County’s procurement department to draft, review, and negotiate contract terms and conditions. He is deeply familiar with the requirements and inner workings of local government solicitation processes—whether invitations to bid, requests for proposal, or requests for qualifications—and, with his local government perspective, can assist clients in winning government business, and when appropriate, challenging flawed procurement awards.
Mr. Chumley also represents creditors before the United States Bankruptcy Courts. While in law school, he interned with the late United States Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Paul M. Glenn, and has since continued to defend his clients and prosecute claims for creditors in Chapters 7, 11, and 13 cases. Mr. Chumley also served as a judicial intern to United States District Judge Mary S. Scriven of the Middle District of Florida.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Mr. Chumley enjoys sampling exotic foods, researching and sharing pop culture trivia, and collecting inexpensive mechanical wristwatches.
Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor, Honors Program, cum laude, 2006
University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, 2003
University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts in English, 2000
Judicial Intern to United States Chief Bankruptcy Judge Paul M. Glenn
Judicial Intern to United States District Court Judge Mary S. Scriven
COURTS OF PRACTICE
Florida State Courts
United States District Court, Florida Middle District and Bankruptcy
United States District Court, Florida Northern District and Bankruptcy
RATINGS & CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified in City, County, and Local Government Law