F. MALCOLM CUNNINGHAM, JR.-was admitted to the Florida Bar in October, 1980. Born in West Palm Beach, Florida , Mr. Cunningham is a 1977 graduate of Fisk University, located in Nashville, Tennessee and a 1980 graduate of Howard Law School, located in Washington, D.C., where he served as Associate Editor of the Howard Law Journal. After graduation from Law School, in 1980, Mr. Cunningham served as law clerk to Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett, then Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit and now Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals of the Eleventh Circuit. In 1981, Mr. Cunningham joined the Tampa office of Carlton, Fields where he was a member of the construction department. In 1985, Mr. Cunningham established the predecessor of Cunningham & Self, P.A., with which he has been associated since that time.
Mr. Cunningham is a member of the American Bar Association where he is active in the Tort and Insurance Practice Section (Governing Committee member 1996-__; Vice Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee 1994-__; Chairman of the Professionalism Committee 1994-95), and the Forum on the Construction Industry (member of the Governing Committee 1995-98; Chair, Bonds, Liens and Insurance Division 1993-95). Mr. Cunningham is also a member of the National Bar Association.
Mr. Cunningham has written and lectured extensively on issues that confront the industry. A sampling of these include: Co-author and Speaker, "Show me the Money: Construction Damages--Who will Pay--Insurance Coverage Issues", Joint Program of American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry and the TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, January 29, 1998, San Francisco, California; Author and Speaker, "The Ethical Considerations of Representing a Principal and a Surety," Chapter 12, Bond Default Manual , American Bar Association TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, May 1995; Author and Speaker, "Florida Payment and Performance Bonds," Palm Beach County Bar Association Construction Law Committee, May 1995.
Ms. Fischer concentrates her practice in general commercial litigation with a specialization in construction and surety law. She has co-authored "Economic Loss Rule: Deconstructing the Mixed Metaphor in Construction Cases" reported at 33 Tort & Ins. L.J.147 (1997) and "Insurance Coverage in Construction--The Unanswered Question", reported at 33 Tort & Ins. L.J. 1063 (1998). In addition to her participation in the Torts and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, Ms. Fischer is the Secretary of the Daily Bread Food Bank, a non-profit organization providing food to other non-profit organizations in the South Florida area.
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