Walter “Skip” Campbell. Photo: Aixa Montero Holt/ALM.

The Broward County Courthouse will name its west wing after Walter “Skip” Campbell, who died Oct. 23 at 69 years old.

Campbell was a renowned trial lawyer at Fort Lauderdale civil litigation firm Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman, where he’d been since 1974. He also served as a Florida senator between 1996 and 2006, and was elected mayor of Coral Springs in 2014.

Broward Vice Mayor Mark Bogen proposed the Skip Campbell Building, an idea that was met with unanimous approval from the commission.

“Everybody knew that if you were friends with Skip you didn’t call him Walter,” colleague Scott S. Liberman told the Daily Business Review after Campbell’s death, adding that Campbell was “an icon of the legal profession in Florida.”

The building’s name won’t be official until early next year, when it’s expected to be confirmed in accordance with the Broward County Administrative Code.

 

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