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Kenneth Martin Hesser

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Gainesville, FL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Debtors, Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11, Proof of Claims, Reorganization, Liquidation, mortgage modification, Relief from Stay.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    I have handled EEOC, FCHR, State, Federal and Administrative Claims at all levels. I handle sex, race, color, age, pregnancy, and all other types of workplace discrimination matters throughout the state of Florida. I also offer employer services for companies looking to protect against workplace claims.

    24 years, 200 cases

  3. Workers compensation
    I represent primarily claimants (injured workers) in workers' compensation claims, throughout the state of Florida. I have handled more the 25 Final Hearings.

    24 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Personal injury
    All injuries, car accidents, slip and falls

    24 years, 100 cases

Ken Hesser is a workers’ compensation lawyer, Board Certified in the field by the Florida Bar. He is one of the very few practicing attorneys to hold such a distinction. Since he became licensed in 2000, he has represented clients all throughout the state in matters regarding workers’ compensation. His work representing multiple insurance companies in court has allowed him to develop a greater insight regarding insurance filing and compensation. In addition, he has helped clients with Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcies, work-related disputes, and personal injury matters.


Ken was born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1975. There he attended the prestigious Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and Media Studies in 1997. He then attended Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, NC, where he received a Juris Doctorate in 2000. He spent his final year of law school in Gainesville, FL, studying at the world-renowned University of Florida Levin College of Law.


Hesser & Kipke
PO Box 140397
Gainesville, FL, 32614


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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by DPE | February 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I typically don’t have a positive view of attorneys, BUT Mr Hesser is a rare gem
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to a family member. He’s experienced, professional, courteous and explains everything clearly.
Posted by Kathryn | August 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely client focused and expedient
Mr. Hesser listened patiently as I struggled to speak after a basal ganglia embolic stroke and was astoundingly dialed into a huge amount of information . He gave clear,ethical,comprehensive counsel which enabled me to make informed decisions. He heard me and helped me find my voice.
Posted by Christine | July 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney!!
Ken Hesser is the best attorney!!! He helped my husband and I get through filing bankruptcy with ease. He helped us fix a stressful situation, that made our lives better. We were able to buy a brand new house 24 months after filing bankruptcy. He is kind, attentive and compassionate. Do yourself a favor and hire him, you won’t regret it.
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Posted by Sara | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond!!
Ken was great!!! Kept me informed and answered all my questions quickly. Handled my case quickly as well. I would definitely recommend him and his team to anyone who might need a lawyer. Professional and dependable! Very insightful as well on what to expect before and after my case was over. Thankful I had his team working on my case.
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Posted by Kim | May 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!!
Ken Hesser is a great attorney that will work hard for you. I hired Ken for a personal injury claim. He went above and beyond to make sure that everything was handled quickly. If I ever need an attorney again I will definitely use him.
Posted by Heather | May 14, 2015
Unparalleled Legal Knowledge!
Could not ask for better service. I would highly recommend Mr. Hesser to anyone that needs a lawyer. He kept me informed of what was going on and ALWAYS responded to my questions in a timely manner.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schatt & Hesser, PA
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Daniel L. Hightower, PA
  • 2003 - 2011
  • Associate
  • McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, PA
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Sims Amat and Stakenborg
  • 2000 - 2002
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  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (Dual with Honors)
  • 1997
  • William Tennent High School
  • 1993
  • Klinger Junior High School
  • 1990
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jennifer Peavy v. B Lay Enterprises, Inc.
  • In Re: Matser
  • Marion County/USIS v. Futch


  • Bench Bar Fund Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Inns of Court (Gainesville)
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar of the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Rules Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers' Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court (Ocala)
  • Program Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • Administrator
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Inns of Court (Ocala)
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certification in Workers' Compensation
  • Florida Bar
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Richard Custureri Pro Bono Service Award
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Marion County Pro Bono Legal Services
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Bausch and Lomb Scholarship
  • University of Rochester
  • 1992
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  • Florida Bar Journal News and 440 Report
  • Arbitration under the new Bankruptcy Law
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Former law firm
  • Various Ethics Seminars
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Kenneth
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ken Hesser and I have litigated claims against each other for our clients, worked together at the same firm and known each other for a long time. I wholeheartedly recommend him to prospective clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ken is one of the best Worker's Compensation lawyers I know. When our firm has a workers compensation case we always refer it to Ken. He makes our client happy and that makes us look good. I recommend Ken very highly."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Hesser is a complete professional. I highly endorse him for any of your legal needs."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken has incredible legal knowledge in the Bankruptcy arena. Ken was able to tackle all of the tough questions that were presented on a matter and handled them in a competent and timely fashion. I endorse him fully."
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