Dylan Sumner

Senior Partner

“Never give up – Ever.”

Background

I was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. I served as the District Manager and Press Secretary for Congressman Pete Peterson and as a Senior Field Director and Political Director for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (now Florida Justice Association). I’ve worked as a lead mail strategist for major progressive organizations, and dozens of Democratic U.S. Representatives, U.S. Senators, state legislators and parties.

First Job

A child care counselor, where I eventually also drove a school bus at the age of 18.

Career Highlights

Serving as the lead mail strategist for President Obama’s in Florida in 2008 and 2012.  Every time I can help a blue-collar underdog candidate beat an out of touch entrenched insider who thinks their sh*t doesn’t stink.

Guiding Principles

1. Never give up -- Ever. 2. If you ignore little problems, they become big problems. 3. Our clients literally put their name on the line. Conduct yourself as if your name is on the line.

Inspiration

My family. They keep me grounded, remind me what matters in life and provide my strongest motivation.

Giving Back

Proud to support the Boys and Girls Club, 7 Days of Opening Nights & FSU Women’s Soccer.

Proudest Moment

Watching my kids surpass me in another creative, athletic or intellectual pursuit – which seems to happen more frequently with each day.

Perfect Day

The day it poured for twelve hours straight when my wife and I got married.

Favorite Movie

Jaws, The Bad News Bears (original), Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Midnight Run.

Outside Interests

Deep sea fishing, working on my ’66 Chevy Impala convertible, learning how to perfect my smoked BBQ ribs, and running.

Favorite Sport/sports Team

The Florida State Seminoles & Tottenham Hotspur

Favorite Food

Krispy Kreme Donuts…and bacon.

Indulgence

Krispy Kreme Donuts…and bacon.