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Attorney Jade Davis Named to National Black Lawyers ’40 Under 40′ List

Shumaker attorney C. Jade Davis has been named to this year’s National Black Lawyers (NBL) “40 Under 40” list, a professional honorary
organization composed of the 40 most talented black lawyers age 40 or younger in each state or region who represent individuals and
businesses in the American legal system.

Davis is a member of Shumaker’s litigation and disputes service line in Sarasota, where she focuses her practice on the areas of commercial and business litigation in the real estate, construction, employment, and manufacturing sectors. She is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, where she serves as director of the Young Lawyers Division and a member of the Council for Diversity and Inclusion. She also serves on The Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee as co-chair for the Multicultural Subcommittee and the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Committee as the co-chair of the Construction Law Website Subcommittee for the Construction Law Committee.

Jade Davis

In Memoriam:
Cheryl Hickmon, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, dies at 60

The nation is mourning the passing of Cheryl Hickmon, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the nation’s largest African-American sorority. Hickmon was elected president of the organization dedicated to sisterhood, scholarship and service on Nov. 21, 2021 at the 55th national convention held in Atlanta, Ga.

“It is with great sorrow that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. shares the passing of our beloved National President and Chair of the National Board of Directors, Cheryl A. Hickmon. President Hickmon transitioned peacefully on January 20, 2022 after a recent illness,” a statement from the national office read.

“President Hickmon was a devoted member of Delta Sigma Theta since 1982 and served in various capacities at the chapter, region, and national level before being elected National President,” it continued. “She is remembered not only for her role as a leader but for being a colleague, friend, and most of all, sister. The entire sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated mourns the loss of President Hickmon.”

Her bio reads, “Cheryl lives her life by the motto … ‘Don’t measure life by the number of breaths you take but by the number of moments that take your breath away.’” She was 60.

Cheryl Hickmon

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