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Overview

Sidney Calloway is a partner in the Ft. Lauderdale office of Shutts & Bowen LLP and Co-Chair of the Government Law Practice Group.

Sidney is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Court Mediator, Florida Bar Certified in Civil Trial Law and has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers in Civil Litigation Defense. He focuses his practice in complex, high exposure commercial litigation in state and federal court. He has represented public agencies and private sector clients and served as lead counsel in jury trials involving land use and zoning, eminent domain, CERCLA, telecommunications and construction defects. In addition, Sidney counsels corporate and other commercial clients in their governmental affairs with state, regional and local government agencies.

Professional and Community Involvement

Sidney is a recipient of the Urban League of Broward County’s Margaret Roach Humanitarian Award and served on its board of directors. He served almost nine years as a board member for the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County and has also served on the City of Fort Lauderdale Economic Development Advisory Board, and the Fort Lauderdale NAACP. In 2008, Sidney received Onyx Magazine’s Onyx Award for community service.

Sidney is also a past president of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association, a former adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law’s Litigation Skills Department, and former chair of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the 17th Judicial Circuit. He’s the former chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and currently chairs the Chamber’s Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure.

Education

  • Washington University/St. Louis, J.D., 1988
  • Florida State University, B.A., 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
    • Past Vice-Chair
    • Past treasurer
  • Board of Directors, Urban League of Broward County
  • Regional Business Alliance
  • Chair, Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Chair, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce (2007-2011)
  • Former Chair, Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the 17th Judicial Circuit
  • Past president, T.J. Reddick Bar Association
  • Florida Transportation Commission, 2001-2009
  • State Commissions on Legislative Reform of Judicial Administration
  • Former Board of Directors, City of Fort Lauderdale Economic Development Advisory Board
  • Former Board of Directors, Fort Lauderdale NAACP
  • American Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Leadership Florida

Recognition

  • Florida Bar Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated, 5.0 out of 5.0
  • South Florida’s Most Powerful and Influential Black Leaders in Business and Industry, Legacy South Florida, 2017
  • Distinguished Service Award, Delta Sigma Theta, 2010
  • Onyx Award for community service, Onyx Magazine, 2008
  • Margaret Roach Humanitarian Award, Urban League of Broward County, 2007

Presentations

  • Speaker, “Double Discrimination: The Adversity Faced by Female Minority Attorneys and How to Stop It,” Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Annual Diversity Luncheon (February 8, 2018)
  • Moderator, Economic Development: Small Business Big Impact panel, Urban League of Broward County Stakeholder Meeting (November 14, 2016)