Kellie’s practice areas include liability defense, consisting mostly of: construction defect litigation; professional liability defense; wrongful death defense; personal injury defense; automotive and trucking litigation; premises liability and employers’ liability cases, as well as first party insurance defense and coverage work.
Kellie’s construction litigation practice focuses on defending alleged defect claims on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers, as well as defending those professionals against personal injury claims arising out of construction projects. Kellie’s professional liability practice includes defending all types of professionals including architects, engineers, lawyers, accountants, insurance agents as well as brokers.
Kellie has substantial experience handling cases from inception through trial where clients are facing substantial exposure. Courtroom and trial experience has allowed Kellie to understand complex legal and factual issues as well as understand technical issues her clients specialize in, thereby creating a successful litigation and trial strategy.
Kellie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1999 and a Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2002. Kellie is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
Kellie routinely serves as a speaker as well as teaches CEs on a variety of topics including Risk Transfer/Risk Allocation, Litigating Construction Law Cases, Application of Florida Statute 558, Coverage in Construction Litigation, Pitfalls of Settlement in Construction Cases, Claims Handling, and Preservation of Appellate Issues at Trial.