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Byron Kennedy was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he was a distinguished military graduate. After serving in the U.S. Army, and later a career in sales and publishing, he obtained his law degree from Stetson University where he graduated in the top third of his class while working full time. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2007. He spent two years with the law firm of J. Emory Wood, P.A. in the area of insurance defense. He later worked "in-house" for Allstate Insurance Company where he gained extensive trial experience before being recruited to a high volume personal injury firm. After two years, he opened his own practice where he is able to provide more personal service, in the fight for fair compensation for injured folks.

Byron has extensive trial experience, a strong bargaining chip against the insurance carriers who are well aware which lawyers will "pull the trigger" and try and a case, rather than folding at the last minute to take the "last best offer."

Byron is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida as well as all counties in the State of Florida. He has tried cases in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Sumter counties. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association and the Florida Bar. Byron and his wife of 25 years have three children and live in St. Petersburg.


Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Slip & Fall

Wrongful Death

Auto Negligence


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 80%
    8 years, 350 cases
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 19%
    8 years, 33 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 1%



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Contact info

Byron L. Kennedy III, Esq

4278 28th Street N.
Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL, 33714


FLMember in Good Standing200709/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyAllstate Insurance Co. Staff Counsel2010 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2012 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Florida BarN/A2007 - Present
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor SocietyMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Harmening v. Pasco County, FL$76,000 award for the client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJuris Doctor2007
Vanderbilt University BusinessBachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial Presiding Judge2012
Yerrid-AAJ Civil Trial CompetitionJudge2008