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Kelsey K. Black

Kelsey K. Black

also known as Kelsey K Black

Practice areas:

Litigation, Transportation, Commercial, Admiralty & Maritime, Trucking Accident

About Me

I specialize in consumer and commercial litigation, transportation and marine litigation and products liability.  I have significant experience in death and catastrophic injury lawsuits, consumer litigation, and a wide variety of premises liability lawsuits.  I have represented clients in almost every state on the East Coast and am particularly skilled at utilizing litigation technology to effectively limit costs for my clients.  


 


I am also an active scuba diver and Vice President of Risk Management for the Underwater Bar Association.  As an advocate and volunteer for the Posse Foundation and Deliver the Dream, I enjoy spending my free time volunteering in my community.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Litigation: 50%
    8 years, 50 cases
  2. Transportation: 20%
    8 years, 20 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
  4. Admiralty & Maritime: 10%
  5. Commercial: 10%
    8 years, 20 cases

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Vilma Martinez

    Kelsey and I worked opposing sides of a matter. I was most impressed with Kelsey's professionalism and respectful demeanor when interacting with my clients. It is a rare instance when you come away from a case respecting the way your opponent handles a case. This will serve Kelsey's clients immeasurably in the future.

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    Vilma Martinez Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Heather Weeter Communications & Media Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Waterway Black P.A.

1401 E. Broward Blvd.
Suite 204
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing201005/07/2015
MAActive200709/04/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Wallace Sedgwick Client Service AwardSedgwick LLP2011
Attendee at Sedgwick's Trial CollegeSedgwick LLP2011
Best Case CommentSuffolk University Law Review2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder/PartnerWaterway Black P.A.2013 - Present
AttorneySedgwick LLP2010 - 2013
AttorneyFlynn & Wirkus, PC2007 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association for Women LawyersN/A2013 - Present
Defense Research InstituteChair of Annual Meeting2013 - 2014
DiveBar, The Underwater Bar AssociationVice President of Risk Management2012 - Present
National Association of Railroad Trial CounselN/A2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Plaintiff v. Major Railway CompanyTrial Verdict - Jury
Plaintiff v. Heavy Equipment ManufacturerSummary Judgment
Plaintiff v. Heavy Equipment ManufacturerDefeat of Class Action

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
DRI - THE VOICEAnd the Defense Wins2014
Sedgwick's Product Liabilty AdvisoryFlorida Supreme Court Urges Importance of Properly Defining Design Defect in Product Liability Cases2012
Sedgwick's Product Liability AdvisoryFlorida Appellate Court: "We Help Those Who Themselves" on Juror Concealment2012
Sedgwick's Product Liability AdvisoryMcBride v. CSX: Supreme Court's Decision a Blow to Railroads or Mixed Bag?2011
Sedgwick's Product Liability AdvisoryDoes Proximate Cause Have a Place in the FELA? U.S. Supreme Court to Decide2011
The National Association of Railroad Trial CounselKelsey K. Black and Kenneth W. Waterway Win Defense Verdict in Miami2010
Suffolk University Law ReviewUndue Protection v. Undue Punishment: Examing the Drinking and Driving Problem Across the United Statese2007
Suffolk University Law ReviewTort Law - Diminishing the Burden Placed on Plaintiffs to Prove Municipality Liability2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Women in the LawHappy Birthday Daubert!2014