Professional Experience

Kerry McKeown is an Associate in the Orlando office, also working with the Tampa and Jacksonville offices. She represents clients all over the state in a wide range of civil litigation matters. She has experience with various issues of state and federal law, including breach of contract, commercial torts, premise liability, negligence, negligent security, product liability, and related causes of action. Comfortable in all areas of litigation, including drafting and responding to pleadings, taking and defending depositions and drafting and arguing dispositive motions, she is also experienced in appellate advocacy.

Earlier in her career, Kerry served as a senior judicial law clerk at the Fifth District Court of Appeal. As a senior law clerk, Kerry was responsible for researching and recommending the disposition of issues raised in civil appeals, including issues common to civil litigation such as jurisdiction, statutory interpretation, damages, and attorneys’ fees. This background in appellate law enables Kerry to approach each case with a big-picture perspective and enhances her ability to determine the most efficient and effective solution to help her clients.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Barry University School of Law, cum laude 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s University, 2014

Areas of Expertise

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bodily Injury Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Law
  • Defamation
  • Directors and Officers
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Liability
  • Hospitality
  • General Litigation
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Tort Liability

Office

  • Orlando, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL

Admissions

  • State of Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Florida and the Middle District of Florida