Thomas D. Shults, Esq., Attorney at Law


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Kirk-Pinkerton P.A.
240 S. Pineapple Ave. Suite 600 
Sarasota, Florida 24236
(941) 364-2425 

Tom Shults is senior litigation counsel at the law firm of Kirk-Pinkerton P.A. in Sarasota, Florida. He represents clients in a range of matters including election and sunshine law issues, complex business and commercial disputes and probate and trust suits.

Mr. Shults represents candidates, political parties and political action committees in election disputes and election law litigation. He successfully represented the Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections in Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections et al. v. Browning et al. , where the Florida Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of Sarasota County’s charter election law amendments.

Mr. Shults is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. Board certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within a specific area of law. Mr. Shults also holds the highest peer rating possible (AV) from the independent attorney rating agency, Martindale Hubbell. He served on the Professional Ethics Committee of The Florida Bar and is past Chairman of the Florida Code and Rules of Evidence Committee. In 2013 he was nominated for the position of circuit court judge by the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee. In 2009 he received the Distinguished Community Service Award of the Sarasota County Bar Association. Mr. Shults is an Army veteran and was admitted to the Bar in 1983.


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