Michael K. Kiernan, born St. Petersburg, Florida, February 7, 1958; admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1983; Florida Bar in 1984; United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa in 1983; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida in 1984; United States Supreme Court, 1994.
After his admission to the Iowa State Bar, Mr. Kiernan was employed as an Associate with Mumford, Schrage, Merriman & Zurkek P.C. in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1984, Mr. Kiernan became associated with Lyle & Skipper, P.A. He became a shareholder at Lyle & Skipper, P.A. in 1987. Mr. Kiernan became a Partner with our Firm on April 1, 1991.
Mr. Kiernan's practice is primarily focused in the following areas: first party defense, third party defense, insurance coverage litigation, property insurance claims including sinkhole and mold litigation, extra-contractual liability, fraud litigation, arson litigation, asbestos litigation, industrial accidents, toxic tort litigation, professional liability, products liability, construction litigation and complex litigation/bodily injury matters.
Mr. Kiernan has been counsel in approximately 40 trials, including cases tried in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier and Citrus counties. He has presented numerous seminars and has been the feature speaker on many occasions regarding insurance defense matters, including property insurance, extra-contractual matters and mold litigation.
Licensed since 1984
I have known Mike Kiernan for many years as a highly respected PI defense attorney. I have also handled a case as opposing counsel and can state without reservation that he was a highly prepared and strong advocate on behalf of his client. His advocacy and professionalism had much to do with the fair and amicable resolution of that case. I strongly endorse his work
Robert Heyman Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
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|Tampa Bay Sports Commission||Executive Comm||N/A|
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|Leadership St. Petersburg||Member||N/A|
|Medical Defense Claims Network||Member||N/A|
|International Association of Arson Investigators||Member||N/A|
|Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention||Member||N/A|
|Iowa Association of Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Florida Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||N/A|
|Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel||Member||N/A|
|Florida Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section||Member-appointed to Civil Procedure Rules Committee 2003, 2009||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section||Member||N/A|
|Iowa State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Trial Advocate Quarterly||Current Trends in Bar/Lounge Liability||1988|
|Trial Advocate Quarterly||Lease/Rental Car Situation, Who Provides Coverage?||1986|
|Drake University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|St. Leo College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|