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Marcia K. Lippincott

Marcia K. Lippincott

Ms. Lippincott (Marcy) is a native Floridian – born and raised in Sanford. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending FSU she was a member of the Varsity Debate Team and was initiated into the National Speech Honorary, Delta Sigma Rho–Tau Kappa Alpha.

She was one of the first women to be awarded a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she was also honored with an award for her proficiency in appellate advocacy as a member of Notre Dame’s National Moot Court Team.

While at Notre Dame, Ms. Lippincott worked as a Legal Assistant for the National Center for Law and the Handicapped and had the privilege of working on groundbreaking litigation involving the rights of people with disabilities. After law school, the Legal Advocacy Project for the Developmentally Disabled in Minneapolis, Minnesota selected her as a staff attorney. During her work for the Project, she published two articles: 1) “A Sanctuary for People: Strategies for Overcoming Zoning Restrictions on Community Homes for Retarded Persons,” 31 Stanford Law Review 767; 2) “Medicaid: Medical Assistance for the Indigent,” Minnesota Bar Association.

Florida Bar Appellate Practice Certification was conferred on Ms. Lippincott from the establishment of that certification in 1994 through May 2024. She recently elected not to apply for a new five-year recertification term.  Marcy has continually been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell, the national legal directory, maintaining the elite “Av” rating for excellence in legal ability, conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence since 1988.

In 2011-2016, and 2018 – 2020 Florida Trend Magazine named Ms. Lippincott one of Florida’s Legal Elite, an honor bestowed on only 2% of Florida attorneys. Florida Trend states attorneys chosen “exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession, and by doing so have received endorsement from their peers.”

Additionally, Thompson Reuters has included Ms. Lippincott in the 2006-2009, and 2011-2023 editions of Florida Super Lawyers. This recognition is reserved for the top 5% of Florida attorneys determined by independent research, and review by both peers and a blue ribbon selection panel.

She previously served the Florida Bar on the Appellate Rules Committee,  and the Fifth District Court of Appeal’s Committee on Mediation and Fast Tracking of Appeals. She is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Orange County Bar’s Appellate Practice section.

Ms. Lippincott was honored to serve as President of the Whigham SuperChallenge, a local effort that raised one million dollars to fund an AIDS research chair at the University of Miami in honor of Seminole County attorney Thomas E. Whigham, who died due to a contaminated blood transfusion.

She has served her community as an arbitrator and speaker for the Seminole County Community Juvenile Arbitration; as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Central Florida Sheltered Workshop, Inc.; and as a member of the City of Sanford’s Group Homes and Foster Care Facilities Advisory Committee.

Marcy has a diverse legal practice, having practiced before all six Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Marcy has shared her expertise by lecturing to Florida Bar Associations throughout the state and as an Adjunct Legal Research and Writing Professor at the University of Central Florida.