McCumber Daniels Buntz Hartig & Puig
Andrew R. McCumber is a founding partner of McCumber, Daniels, Buntz, Hartig & Puig, P.A. and practices from the firm’s Tampa office. His areas of practice include nursing home, hospital, and physician malpractice defense litigation, general insurance defense litigation and civil trial practice in state and federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. Mr. McCumber is a Martindale Hubbell “AV” rated lawyer.
A graduate of Duke University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986, Mr. McCumber earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law in 1991, and has practiced in the Tampa Bay area ever since. He was also recognized by his peers as one of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” in civil trial practice in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
In addition to his active trial practice, Mr. McCumber was the Defense Attorney Advisor and Lead Legislative Draftsman for the Florida Health Care Association on tort reform issues during the 2001 Florida Legislative Session. In 2010, Mr. McCumber testified in front of Florida State Senate’s Judiciary Committee on behalf of the Florida Health Care Association regarding Senate Bill (SB) 2034. He has been published in the Florida Bar Journal and has served as a presenter at various state and national conferences, including the Annual Conferences of the American Society of Health Care Risk Management, American Healthcare Association, Florida Health Care Association, Florida Association of Homes for the Aging, Assisted Living Federation of America, National Investment Centers, LTC 100, and the Florida Long-Term-Care Defense Group.
Mr. McCumber was a defense attorney advisor to Florida Lt. Governor Frank Brogan’s Task Force on the Availability and Affordability of Long-Term Care, and testified in December 2000 before a legislative panel on pending liability recommendations. He testified again as an expert practitioner during Legislative hearings on the need for tort reform in 2004. He co-authored a chapter in the American Health Lawyers Associationâ€™s Long Term Care Handbook on regulatory, operational and financial guideposts. He has presented to continuing legal education seminars and was selected to present the defense perspective on nursing home litigation at the 2003 Annual Business Program of the Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges.
Mr. McCumber continues to serve as Tort Counsel to Florida Health Care Association and Tort Counsel to the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association. He was selected by the Florida Association of Homes for the Aging to serve as Florida’s Representative on the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging’s National Legal Committee.