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  Campbell, Jr., Walter "Skip"
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameWalter "Skip" Campbell, Jr.
Address10094 McNab Road
Tamarac, Florida 33321, United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born November 12, 1948
DiedOctober 23, 2018 (69 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 24, 2018 06:12pm
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InfoSenator Walter G. “Skip” Campbell, Jr. was born in Rockaway Beach, New York on November 12, 1948. Skip began at St. John Vianney Seminary and continued at the University of Florida, where he was inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society. Skip graduated from the University of Florida in 1970 and University of Florida Law School in 1973. Skip joined with Jon Krupnick in Broward County and in 1975 they became known as Krupnick & Campbell.

In 1996, Skip was elected to the Florida Senate. Senator Campbell is an accomplished legislator and he proudly serves the communities of the western portions of central and northern Broward County. He has received many awards and recognition for his involvement with consumer issues and law enforcement, too many to mention. Senator Campbell has been outspoken about rising gas prices and gas price gouging as well as identity theft and privacy protection.

Senator Campbell, has been routinely recognized by newspapers throughout the state as one of the most effective legislators in Tallahassee. Skip has been very effective at working with both parties in the Senate and has been awarded three Chairmanships despite being a member of the minority party. Senator Campbell is currently in the Senate leadership, serving as the Minority Leader Pro-Tempore.

Skip was board-certified as a civil trial lawyer by The Florida Bar in 1983. He is also a licensed helicopter and fixed wing pilot and a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

He has consistently received an AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating given by this publication. He is also among a select group included in the book, Best Lawyers in America, and the publication Leading American Attorneys.

Academically, Skip has served as an adjunct professor of law at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center and has been a review editor for Matthew Bender and James Publishing Companies. He has also hosted a popular television show, “You and the Law.”

During his legal career he has been a leader within the profession. He has served as President of the Broward County Bar Association,President of the Broward County Young Lawyers Association, and President of the Federal Bar Association of Broward County. He was elected to the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar from 1988 through 1996, and was the recipient of The Florida Bar Meritorious Service Award.

Senator Skip Campbell's dedication to his community is well demonstrated by his civic involvement. He has served as local chairman of the Broward Chapter ­ National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as a board member for Kids in Distress, and on the Legal Advocates Committee of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. He has been actively involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Arthritis Foundation and the Emerald Society. Skip has received numerous awards for his civic, professional and legislative efforts including the Hope Award of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Distinguished Community Service Award of the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League of Coral Springs/Parkland.

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