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Sidney C. Calloway, Esquire is a partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP and Co-Chair of the Government Law Practice Group. A longtime Martindale-Hubbell AV ®-rated lawyer, Sidney is a Leadership Florida Cornerstone XXX member and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, a distinction accorded to less than 2% of Florida’s lawyers. His practice includes complex, high-exposure litigation, with expertise in eminent domain and land use and zoning matters. Sidney is a former Vice-Chair of the Florida Transportation Commission and currently serves as the Chair-Elect of the Urban League of Broward County, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, the Port Everglades Association and the BB&T Advisory Board, Fort Lauderdale.

Sidney 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 represents private sector clients and public agencies and has served as lead counsel in complex jury trials involving real estate, land use and zoning, eminent domain, CERCLA, and telecommunications and construction defects. Mr. Calloway also provides legal counsel to counsels corporate and other commercial clients on a host of governance matters, risk management, compliance and governmental affairs matters with state, regional and local government agencies.


  • 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

  • National Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Chair Elect, Board of Directors, Urban League of Broward County
  • Chair, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida Transportation Commission
  • Chair, Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Early Leaning Coalition of Broward County
  • Regional Business Alliance
  • State Commissions on Legislative Reform of Judicial Administration
  • Former Board of Directors, City of Fort Lauderdale Economic Development Advisory Board
  • Board of Directors, Fort Lauderdale NAACP
  • American Association for Justice


  • 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


  • Panelist, “The Path to Partnership,” Mentoring Program Panel, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law (November 2, 2018)
  • Speaker, “What Are You Selling: A Lawyer’s Guide for Business Development,” Broward County Bar Association Raising the Bar Family Law Seminar (April 13, 2018)
  • Speaker, “What are You Selling: A Professional’s Guide to Business Development (2018)
  • 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)