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  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    36 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Family: 30%
    33 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Business: 10%
    36 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Car Accident: 5%
    33 years, 500 cases
  5. Administrative Law: 5%
    36 years, 500 cases



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2020 NE 163rd St Fl 3
North Miami Beach, Florida, 331624927


FLMember in Good Standing198006/21/2016
GATerminated - Nonpayment of Dues198008/05/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in FL, 2007


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Who's Who in America LawMarquis Who's Who in American2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Sheldon Zipkin, PA1995 - Present
Assistant Regional CounselPublic Office of Regional Counsel 3rd District2008 - 2010
Adjunct ProfessorSaint Thomas School of Law1998 - 1998
PartnerRoth, Zipki, Cove & Roth, PA1991 - 1995
Adjuncnt ProfessorUniversity of Miami Law School1988 - 1988
Chief, Economic Litigation SectionFlorida Department Of Legal Affairs1987 - 1989
PartnerRoth & Zipkin, PA1983 - 1985
Assistant Public DefenderMiami Dade Public Defender's Office1981 - 1983
Deputy Consumer AdvocateMiami-Dade County1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Public Service Commission BarMember1981 - Present
Florida BarMember1980 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationDirector1999 - 2000
North Dade Bar AssociationDirector1997 - 2008
American Bar Association FoundationMember1983 - 1988
American Bar AssociationMember1983 - 1988
American Association of Trial LawyersMember1983 - 1988
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. Charles SheppardNot Guilty by Jury
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of FloridaAnthropologyBA, MA, Certificate of urban Planning1973