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Mary Elizabeth Cruickshank
DuBois & Cruickshank, P.A.
P.O. Drawer 1509
2032 Thomasville Road, Suite C
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1509
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Phone: (850) 523-4447
Fax: (850) 422-2507

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Mary Elizabeth Cruickshank was born on April 12, 1965 in Plant City, Florida. She received a B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of South Florida in 1987 and a J.D. from Florida State University in 1991. Mary was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991. Since 1992, Mary has specialized in workers’ compensation insurance defense at both the trial and appellate levels. She has argued on behalf of employers and carriers before the Florida Supreme Court and the First District Court of Appeal. She has extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mary was appointed by the Florida Bar to the Appellate Rules Committee in 1997 and served on that committee for two years. She chaired the Northwest Florida Chapter of the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. for five years and served on the Board of the Tallahassee Claims Association for several years. Mary serves as a Moot Court Competition judge at the annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and has been certified by the Department of Insurance as a continuing education instructor. She speaks regularly at educational seminars conducted for both private and public entities.

Areas Of Practice:
Workers' Compensation Insurance Defense
Appellate Practice
Bar Admissions:
Florida, 1991
Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1991 - J.D.
Moot Court Team Member, 1990-1991
Moot Court Team President, 1990
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1989 - B.S.
Pre-Law Society

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee, 1997 - 1999
Florida Workers' Compensation Educational Conference
Moot Court Competition Judge, 1998 - Present
Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Former Panhandle Division Chair
Tallahassee Claims Association, 2002-2005
Former Board Member
Tallahassee Women Lawyers, former member
Tallahassee Bar Association, former member
Educational Courses/Publications:
Florida Workers' Compensation Practice, Attorneys' Fees Chapter, 5th Edition, 1999
Certified Legal Instructor for CEU Credits
Past Employment Positions:
McConnaughhay, Maida & Cherr, P.A., 1992 - 1997
Douglass, Cooper, Coppins & Powell, P.A., 1991 - 1992
Phi Theta Kappa
Karen Harrell
Risk Manager – Leon County Board of County Commissioners
Kathleen Allen-Leonard
Risk Manager – Randstad US
Viviana Portieles
Southeast Division Safety Coordinator – Life Care Centers of America

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