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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1985||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Hartindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated||www.martindale.com/ratings.||2015|
|Managing Member||Sibley, PL and Law Offices of Russell A. Sibley, Jr.||1992 - Present|
|Associate||Matzner Ziskind et al.||1990 - 1992|
|Associate||Tew, Jordan & Schulte||1988 - 1990|
|Associate||Blackwell Walker Gray Powers Flick & Hoehl||1985 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|C.H. Ferguson-M.E. White American Inn of Court||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Association of Special Education Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates||Member||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1985 - Present|
|A Large Bank v Confidential||Case dismissed with cash payment to client from plaintiff|
|Community Development Transaction||Closed acquisition and development financing|
|Confidential||Judgment in favor of client|
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|Albany Law School of Union University||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||1985|
|C. H. Ferguson M. E. White American Inn of Court||Right to Counsel in Civil Immigration and Dependency Matters||2016|
|American Inns of Court||Privacy in a Digital World||2015|
|Special Education Advocate Training||Structure of U.S. Government: Statutes, Regulations, Case Law and Administrative Decisions||2013|
|American Inns of Court||Ethical Obligations in Legal Representation||2013|
|FHFC Bond Financing for Rental Development Workshop||Preservation of Existing Affordable Housing Stock using Tax Exempt Bonds||2005|
|FAHRO Annual Conference||Joint Venture Opportunities for Public Housing Authorities in the Post-HOPE VI world||2005|
|Community Leadership Institute of Tampa Bay -- Development Managers Workshop||Overview of the LIHTC||2005|
|FHC 15th Annual Conference||Small Scale Rental Development||2002|
|NALEO 14th Annual National Conference||Public Private Partnerships for Affordable Housing||1997|
|FHC 10th Annual Conference||Ready Willing & Able -- Testing Development Readiness & Ability to Proceed||1997|
Posted by michael
I have hired many lawyers over the years and have had occasion to think about what I need from a legal representative, Since meeting Russ in 2011 and working with him on a number of real estate transactions through my company, I have used his firm exclusively. I am writing to review his work on a recent matter that involved my personal real estate portfolio. Very simply, I do not think I could ask for more in an attorney. He exceeds expectations in every area, specifically:
Legal Knowledge- In this case, as with every other he has handled, it was clear that he had total command of the legal issues. He always has a plan of attack. He is creative and can think on the fly.
Interaction with Client- Russ keeps you informed and I am always comfortable that he is aggressively protecting my interests. Every attorney has other clients and cases but with Russ I always know he is up to date on my case and he is always available for consultation. If he is going to travel informs me in advance how he can be reached. He makes you feel like the center of attention and never an afterthought. He cares, no matter the size of the case.
Billing and Value- Russ is exceedingly fair in his billing. Everything is fully disclosed and in the end I paid far less than I would have expected for the amount and quality of the work. The resolution that Russ got for me was better than I had ever imagined. What I was expecting to cost many thousands ended with me collecting a substantial check at closing.
Mr. Sibley is a very smart lawyer, has great judgement, is scrupulously honest, and an excellent communicator. I enthusiastically recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Tammy
I meet many attorneys due to my job, and Russell shows the highest level of ethics, knowledge, competence. He represented me in a very bizarre collection case. The defendant tried everything from frivolous motions, counter claim, harassment to drive up my legal cost. Russell spent 10 times more time than what he charged me for, protected me from the defendant's threats. He clearly puts his clients' interest before money. We prevailed. In a different case, another attorney was unsuccessful to collect a judgement from an out-of-state debtor. Russell took care of it easily and recovered the money.
He is amazing.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Sibley's work on a very dear and loved one’s estate was outstanding! He was prompt in his communications with all family members; accessible when needed; diligent in handling the legal work and stayed on top of deadlines. He demonstrated high expertise and ease in resolving our family problem. I recommend him without reservation!
Jane Windsor, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Russ is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in Florida in the area of education law. He is one of my "go to" people when I have a tough case and need the benefit of wisdom as well as experience. He always follows through and can be trusted to do what is best over what is just best for him.
Chris Limberopoulos, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Russ Sibley is one of the outstanding litigators in the Tampa legal community. Well respected for his ethics and impeccable record, Russ is also an outstanding advocate for the rights of special needs students and maintains a respected real estate practice to boot. I highly endorse Russell Adams Sibley Jr. as a superb lawyer.
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