Andrew R. McCumber

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Andrew R. McCumber, a Martindale Hubbell “AV” rated lawyer, was the founding partner of McCumber, Daniels, Buntz, Hartig & Puig, P.A. and currently is “Of Counsel” to the Firm.  

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.

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. 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.  He testified again as an expert practitioner during Legislative hearings on the need for tort reform in 2004.   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 numerous state and national conferences, including the Annual Conferences of the American Society of Health Care Risk Management, American Healthcare Association, Florida Health Care Association, LeadingAge Florida, Florida Assisted Living Association, Assisted Living Federation of America, Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference, National Investment Centers’ LTC 100, and the Florida Long-Term-Care Defense Group.

He co-authored a chapter in the American Health Lawyers Association’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 served over ten years as Tort Counsel to Florida Health Care Association.  He was selected by LeadingAge Florida to serve as Florida’s Representative on LeadingAge’s National Legal Committee.  In 2012 and 2013, Mr. McCumber was recognized as a Best Lawyer in America and in 2011.  From 2011-2014, Mr. McCumber has been honored as a Florida Super Lawyer in the practice area of medical malpractice defense.  In 2013 he was awarded as a Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care by Martindale-Hubbell.  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.

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