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Katie L. Dearing is an experienced, AV rated trial and appellate attorney whose practice emphasizes litigation of cases in both state and federal courts. Ms. Dearing represents businesses and individuals in matters primarily relating to business and commercial litigation, professional liability defense, product liability defense, contract and insurance disputes, premises liability, business torts, real estate litigation, family law and personal injury and wrongful death claims. Ms. Dearing also handles criminal matters in State and Federal Courts.  Ms. Dearing has an “AV Preeminent” rating in the renowned Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, which is reserved for attorneys whose peers rank them "at the highest level of professional excellence.”  Ms. Dearing has been listed in Super Lawyers magazine (2011, 2012) as one of the top attorneys in Florida, a distinction achieved by less than three percent of the lawyers in the state. Ms. Dearing's abilities and accomplishments were recently recognized by her peers when she was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 15%
  3. Contracts: 10%
  4. Appeals: 5%

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Contact info

The Dearing Law Firm, P.A.

300 West Adams Street
Suite 500
Jacksonville, FL, 32202


FLMember in Good Standing199901/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer904 Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers MagazineN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderThe Dearing Law Firm, P.A.2012 - Present
ShareholderLiles, Gavin, Costantino, George & Dearing, P.A.2003 - 2012
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chester Bedell Inn of CourtBarrister2011 - Present
University of Florida College of Law Alumni CouncilN/A2010 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2010 - Present
Florida Bar FoundationFellow2008 - Present
The Jacksonville Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2003 - Present
City of Jacksonville Ethics CommissionBoard Member (Vice Chair, 2007)2003 - 2007
The Florida BarN/A1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rounds v. Genzyme Corporation, 2011 WL 3925353 (11th Cir. 2011)Dismissal with Prejudice Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Business Litigation in FloridaPretrial Stipulations, Pretrial Orders, and Attorneys' Authority to Stipulate2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/ALaw/J.D.1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Mechanics of Florida Civil ProcedureCivil Procedure (Discovery, Non-Party Claims & Third-Party Practice)2011