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Fredrick H. L. McClure ’84

Fred -Mc ClureFredrick H. L. McClure ’84 is a partner in the law firm of DLA Piper LLP, resident in its Tampa and Miami offices. Fred practices in and is the former practice group leader of the firm’s Florida Litigation Group. He is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory, the highest rating attainable from the highly-respected directory and rating system. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Fred for his litigation practice and notes that he is “commended by clients for his excellent networking skills and strong legal knowledge.” Best Lawyers in America has named him to its peer-reviewed ranking for his commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation practices. Each year since 2004, Florida Trend Magazine has named him to Florida’s Legal Elite, an honor accorded less than 2% of the nearly 50,000 resident members of the Florida Bar. Additionally, since 2006, Law & Politics magazine has named him as a Florida Super Lawyer. A graduate of Leadership Florida and the DLA Piper/Harvard Business School Leadership Program, Fred is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a past member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvement. He is also a past member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates and a Past Chair of the 180,000 member American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Fred is a regular faculty member of the ABA Tort Insurance & Trial Practice Section/ABOTA National Trial Academy in Reno, Nevada and served as Director of the Academy in 2015. A true believer in the power of diversity, Fred has taken a leading role, both within his law firm and the organized bar at large, in efforts to increase the hiring, retention and promotion of women and lawyers of color. He formerly served as Co-National Diversity & Inclusion Partner of DLA Piper, and as a Trustee of the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys. He has also served as managing partner of the Tampa office, and several terms as a member of the firm’s Executive and Policy Committees. He is married to Marlina McClure and is a member of First Baptist Church, Tampa, where he serves as a Trustee and in the music ministry. Fred began is Earlham Board service in 2009.

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