Daniel Nordby

Lawyer – Daniel Nordby

Daniel Nordby is one of the most celebrated and sought-after attorneys. At 41, he stands out amongst his peers.

Nordby is a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tallahassee office and chair of its Appellate Practice Group. Additionally, he holds two board certifications in Appellate Practice as well as State and Federal Government and Administrative Law.

Early Life and Education

Nordby has successfully presented his cases before the Florida Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and Florida district courts of appeal multiple times. As a partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tallahassee office and Head of their Appellate Practice Group.

From an early age, he developed an entrepreneurial spirit, first by delivering the Huron Plainsman newspaper and later purchasing his mother’s RC Cola Bottling Company which he expanded throughout Huron as well as Nordby Realty, HMMI and other business ventures. Additionally, he was extremely philanthropic by investing in many projects and organizations across South Dakota such as Nordby Wellness Center in Huron and Mitchell Technical Institute.

He is survived by two daughters and their husbands: Diane and Dan DesLauriers of Mitchell and Linda and Howard Scher of Minneapolis; four grandchildren – Charlee Cimpl, Porter Cimpl, Martin Cimpl, Sara Wilkerson; as well as a sister.

Professional Career

Nordby is a partner at Shutts & Bowen’s Tallahassee office where he handles civil and administrative litigation matters. Additionally, he holds Florida Bar Board Certification in Appellate Practice which less than half of Florida attorneys possess.

Relying on his years of public sector service, he provides legal representation to businesses, individuals, and governmental clients facing their most complicated legal matters. He has successfully represented clients before the Florida Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and Florida district courts of appeals.

He provides his expertise to clients facing all manner of government and administrative law matters, such as bid protests and rule challenges, with Florida Bar Board Certification in both State and Federal Government & Administrative Law.

Achievement and Honors

Nordby is the founder and chairman of the Nordby Family Foundation, which offers scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing electrical or computer engineering as a career choice, while also funding research in human development and social science fields.

Nordby’s recent expansion into Idaho – known for its natural beauty and authentic culture – marks an important step in their history. Daniel continues his public service by being appointed by Governor Scott as an appointee to Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission where he serves his third term as chair.

Personal Life

Nordby is a partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tallahassee office where he specializes in civil and administrative litigation and appeals. Formerly serving as General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott, Nordby also represents clients in high stakes matters of public policy and law, such as election finance law.

His credentials with the Florida Bar include double board certification in both Appellate Practice and State and Federal Government and Administrative Law, making him a frequent presenter of oral arguments to courts such as the Supreme Court of Florida, 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Florida district courts of appeals.

Nordby prefers to keep his personal affairs out of the media’s view and is currently single and prefers not to disclose his relationship status to third parties.

Net Worth

Nordby is a partner at Shutts & Bowen’s Tallahassee office and handles civil appellate and original writ proceedings before Florida state and federal appellate courts, including original writ proceedings of all kinds. Additionally, he regularly presents oral arguments in cases of first impression in constitutional law, administrative law, insurance law and election law.

Nordby made his case during a nearly one-hour hearing before an attorney Don Hinkle that Scott should not face legal consequences for not complying with financial disclosure laws through his blind trust, rather than through court litigation. Scott does not take a salary as governor, preferring instead a blind trust to report his holdings.

Daniel Nordby keeps his personal and romantic affairs private and does not discuss them openly. At 41, he does not wish for public scrutiny over this aspect of his life.

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