Paul S. Kimsey Esq.

Paul S. Kimsey Esq.

Attorney
Location:
Tampa, Florida
Phone:
813-867-2179
Fax:
(813) 265-1752
Email:

Paul Kimsey has been a practicing trial attorney for over 20 years focusing his practice on serious injury claims, disability insurance claims, ERISA and mediation.  After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia in 1990, he earned his Juris Doctorate degree with honors from Stetson University College of Law in 1993.  While attending law school, Mr. Kimsey served on the Stetson Law Review.  After being admitted to practice law by the Florida Bar in 1993, he has worked continuously as a litigation attorney.  He founded his law firm in 1997.

Mr. Kimsey is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator and a Certified Mediator for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  He is “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence as determined by peer-reviews and the judiciary.  Mr. Kimsey is a member of the Million-Dollar Advocates Forum and has earned a perfect 10/10 rating from Avvo, a widely recognized attorney rating system.

He has also served as an adjunct professor in the MBA program with the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg since 2014 where he teaches advanced negotiation to graduate-level students.  He has been a continuing legal education lecturer in a variety of Florida Bar approved CLE courses on various topics including catastrophic personal injury cases, wrongful death litigation, ERISA, lien law, negotiation, mediation, litigation tactics and trial strategy.  His experience also includes work with Auburn University as a guest instructional mediator and lecturer, Stetson University College of Law as a teaching fellow, and a Federal Judicial Internship with the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.  His other experience includes work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mr. Kimsey is a licensed attorney and is admitted to practice law by the Florida Supreme Court, the United States Federal District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is an active member of several national, regional and local bar associations, including the Florida Justice Association and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  Mr. Kimsey continues to be active with the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers' Association, where he has served on the Board of Directors and the Committee on Ethics and Professionalism.

Areas of Practice

  • Disability insurance litigation
  • Injury law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Bad faith
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Wrongful death
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and falls
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Mediator, Florida Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 1993
    • Law Review: Stetson Law Review, Staff Member
  • University of Georgia, Athens
    • Bachelor of Business Administration - 1990
    • Honors: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • Honors: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Honors and Awards

  • AV rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • 2002-2003 Strathmore's WHO'S WHO
  • Carrollwood Community Bar Association, Member
  • Carrollwood Area Business Association, Member
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Florida Justice Association), EAGLE Sponsor
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Health Care and Disability Litigation Group, Member
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association (Tampa Bay Justice Association), Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Board of Directors

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi