About MMD


Maureen McCarthy Daughton is a Tallahassee based lawyer with over 25 years of legal experience. Ms. Daughton began her career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit for approximately 5 years where she gained invaluable trial experience in prosecuting sexual abuse cases. Ms. Daughton has been in private practice since then and handled all aspects of litigation with an emphasis in administrative law.

• Ms. Daughton has significant experience in the areas of administrative law and Chapter 120 administrative litigation, specifically contesting unadopted rules and the rule development and adoption process. Ms. Daughton also has extensive experience in agency licensing and litigation of bid disputes and other types of procurement involving various state agencies as well as local government entities.

• Ms. Daughton has represented clients before the Division of Administrative Hearings, and dozens of state and local entities, including the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Department of Financial Services, the Office of Insurance Regulation, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Elder Affairs, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the Department of Health.

• Ms. Daughton also represents affordable housing developers in administrative matters before the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (the “Corporation”). Ms. Daughton formerly represented the Corporation as one of its special counsel.

Ms. Daughton holds an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a rating denoting the highest accolade an attorney can receive for her “legal ability” and “adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.” She has authored publications and presentations including “What to Do When an Agency Drifts Off Course”, “Avoiding Procurement Pitfalls” and “Employment Law for the Employer”.

Ms. Daughton is married to Jim Daughton and they have two sons, Connor (19) and Will (14).