Bradford D. Kimbro

Partner
Bradford D. Kimbro

Overview

Brad Kimbro is the executive partner of Holland & Knight's Tampa Bay region. Mr. Kimbro is an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer who focuses on civil trial practice in Florida. He has been named one of the top 100 lawyers in the state of Florida since 2009, as well as one of the top 50 lawyers in Tampa by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, the top sports lawyer in Tampa by Tampa Magazine, and one of Tampa Bay's most influential business leaders in the Tampa Bay Business Journal Power 100 list.

Mr. Kimbro is experienced in complex commercial litigation, including business torts, securities, professional negligence, noncompetition agreements, petroleum marketing, and creditors' rights litigation. He is a member of the firm's Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Sector Group and has significant experience representing medical professionals and medical centers. He also has significant trial experience and is a certified mediator in both state and federal court.

In addition, Mr. Kimbro has held numerous positions of bar leadership, including President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Trial and Litigation Section, and Chair of The Florida Bar's Thirteenth Circuit Grievance Committee. He currently serves on the executive council of the Wm. Reece Smith Inn of Court and as a trustee of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation. Mr. Kimbro has been a frequent speaker for The Florida Bar, including numerous presentations at the Bar's Practicing with Professionalism seminars.

Mr. Kimbro graduated first in his law school class at the University of Florida, where he was a member of Florida Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Order of the Coif, and he served as Managing Editor of the Florida Law Review. He has received the highest rating assigned by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Kimbro has been a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Florida since 1988.

In addition to his trial practice and professional activities, Mr. Kimbro has served as President of the University Club of Tampa and is a former board member of the Tampa Theatre. He earned his private pilot's license in 1988.

Mr. Kimbro is a Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation attorney.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with high honors
  • University of Florida, M.A., Accounting
  • University of Florida, B.S., Accounting, with high honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Memberships
  • Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, 2015-2019; Chair, 2018-2019
  • 13th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee 2014-2016
  • Federal Bar Association, Tampa Bay Chapter, former President
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial and Litigation Section, former Chair
  • Hillsborough County Bar Foundation, Trustee
  • The Florida Bar, Thirteenth Circuit Grievance Committee "B," former Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2006-present
  • University Club of Tampa, former President
  • Tampa Theatre, former Board of Directors member
  • William Reece Smith Inn of Court, Master and former President
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Recognized Practitioner, Litigation: General Commercial, 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Florida Trend magazine, 2017-2019
  • Power 100, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2016, 2017 
  • Top Sports Law Attorney in Tampa, Tampa Magazine, 2016
  • Corporate LiveWire Global Awards, Professional Negligence, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Litigation - Securities, 2006-2018; Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, 2006-2020; Litigation - Real Estate, 2019, 2020; Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2020
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2007-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2019; Top 100 Lawyers in Florida, 2009-2015, 2018; Top 50 in Tampa Bay, 2015-2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

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