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R. Craig Spickard



Tallahassee, FL



Craig Spickard’s areas of practice include motor vehicle franchise law, business transactions, litigation and administrative law. He represents motor vehicle dealers in disputes with manufacturers and regulatory agencies relative to new dealership additions, relocation of existing dealerships, dealership terminations, dealership transfers, vehicle allocation and unfair or disparate treatment by manufacturers.
He also represents clients buying or selling motor vehicle dealerships, including transactions involving individuals and publicly held corporations, and assists clients in locating potential buyers or sellers. Spickard represents clients throughout the United States before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, motor vehicle commissions and boards, and appellate courts.
Spickard is a member of The Florida Bar Association, the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. He is also a member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel.
Spickard has a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law.

Areas Of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Franchise Law 75%
  • Motor Vehicle Dealership Consumer Litigation 15%
  • Motor Vehicle Dealership Regulatory Compliance 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Florida State University
    • B.S. - 2001
    • Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Lewis Longman & Walker, Associate, 2008 to 2010
  • Bass Sox Mercer, Associate, 2004 to 2010


  • English