David Paul Montgomery, Esquire was born on May 1, 1953 in Boulder City, Nevada. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1974. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1977 where he served on Law Review. Mr. Montgomery is certified by the Florida Supreme Court to serve as mediator for all Circuit Court civil mediations, County Court civil mediations and Family Law mediations. He also is trained as an Arbitrator including Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Arbitrations.

Mr. Montgomery served as Research Assistant to the Senior Judge of the Second District Court of Appeal until July, 1978. During this service, he was principal draftsman of the internal operations manual for the central research unit. He entered into the private practice of law with the law firm of Mann and Fay, Chartered until 1979. There he practiced insurance defense law and local governmental law. He then practiced with the law firm of Staab and Montgomery, Chartered, which has continued by various names to this date.

Mr. Montgomery was an officer and director of The Manatee County Bar Association, including service as President (1984-85). He is past president of the Florida Council of Bar Presidents. He has served on The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Liason Committee (Past Chairman), Individual Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Real Property Section Condominium Law Committee, and other committees. He was a lecturer and author for the 17th Annual Condominium Law Continuing Legal Education program. He was the first Florida Bar President's Twelfth Circuit Pro Bono Service Award Winner. He has served as an adjunct professor at Manatee Community College. He serves as a Teen Court Judge. He has served as Moot Court Judge for the Stetson University College of Law moot court competition. He authored a weekly newspaper article about law.

Mr. Montgomery also has served on the Manatee County Board of Zoning Appeals (with multiple terms as Chairman). He served as Chairman of the Manatee County Commission Charter Study Committee. He has served as County Executive Committee Chair for one of two major political parties. Mr. Montgomery also has taught as an adjunct professor at Manatee Community College. Mr. Montgomery has also served as officer and director of various civic, youth sports and religious groups. Mr. Montgomery founded and administers the Manatee Adult Baseball League. Mr. Montgomery also the facilitator of an Italian Study Group and somewhat speaks and writes in Italian.

Mr. Montgomery is married (11/25/72) to Deborah A. Montgomery (nee: Slisz). They have two children. Rebecca Buky, Esquire (married to Charles Buky, a real estate professional specializing in properties on Longboat Key) and David Paul Montgomery, Jr. (a CPA in Bradenton).

Mr. Montgomery's hobbies include playing baseball (including in national tournaments), scuba diving, white water rafting, ballroom dancing and flying.

Mr. Montgomery supervises all litigation conducted by the firm.

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