Dylan Sumner

Dylan Sumner

Senior Partner

  • 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). For nearly a decade, I have 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

    First job where I actually had to file for taxes was when I was 15 as a child care counselor, where I eventually also drove a full size school bus at the age of 18.

  • Career Highlights

    Serving as the lead mail strategist for President Obama’s effort in Florida in 2008 and 2012.  Working for the educators throughout the South, and helping Florida Democrats defeat a Republican Speaker-Designate for the first time in state history.  

  • Guiding Principles

    1. Never give up, ever.
    2. The little things always matter – especially if you ignore them.
    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.

  • 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.

  • Outside Interests

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

  • Favorite Movie(s)

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

  • Favorite Sport/Sports Team

    The Florida State Seminoles.

  • Favorite Food

    Krispy Kreme Donuts…and bacon.

  • Indulgence

    Krispy Kreme Donuts…and bacon.