Amy L. Dilday
Joined McCumber Daniels: 2010
4401 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33609
Amy L. Dilday chose to be an attorney for practical reasons. Prior to law school, she was a successful speech pathologist who had to navigate the complex changes in Medicare. This experience fueled her desire to pursue a career in law, becoming a highly-driven litigator for doctors, nurses, hospitals, and insurance companies. As a Florida Bar Board-Certified Appellate Attorney, Ms. Dilday heads up the appellate practice group and actively participates in civil litigation in the areas of medical malpractice defense, long term care defense, professional liability defense, and commercial litigation. She practices in both the state and federal courts.
A prolific legal writer, Ms. Dilday has obtained numerous successful published opinions on behalf of McCumber Daniels’ clients. In addition, she has favorably advocated on behalf of hospitals to protect their confidential and privileged patient safety work product under the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.
Her professional associations include membership in the Pinellas County chapter of Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Ferguson-White Inn of Court, and the appellate practice sections of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and of the Florida Bar. She is also a regular contributor to McCumber Daniels’ blog, Clear and Convincing Evidence.
Ms. Dilday earned her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2005, and her Master of Arts in Speech Pathology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
In her free time, Ms. Dilday relaxes by reading, cooking, playing the piano, and spending time outdoors. She is also active in her community and serves as a Board Member of Lighthouse Counseling Services, Inc., a non-profit counseling service that’s dedicated to providing for the special needs of adoptive families.
Staff Attorney for the Honorable Douglas A. Wallace
Florida Second District Court of Appeal
2005 – 2007
Middle District, United States District Court of Florida
Honorable Mary S. Scriven