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Ernest Henry Kohlmyer III

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Maitland, FL

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Skip Kohlmyer

  • State Years
    Utah - UT < 1 year
    New York - NY 6 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
    Georgia - GA 32 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State UT
    Acquired 2023
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2017
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1991
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ernest

Learn Ernest’s areas of practice.

My practice focuses primarily on insurance defense and international commercial litigation cases, including business litigation, commercial arbitration, and public entity defense litigation. I am highly experienced in litigation relating to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), representing corporations, collection agencies, debt buyers, and credit reporting agencies. I regularly represent healthcare organizations throughout the State of Florida and have presented seminars at AAHAM and NHCA conferences.

I am a member of the Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, and the New York Bar Association. I am admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, United States Court of International Trade, and the federal district courts within the State of Florida and the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia. I am also a member of the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International), serving in leadership positions and speaking regularly at industry and continuing legal education conferences.

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Shepard Smith Kohlmyer & Hand PA
2300 Maitland Center Pkwy Ste 100
Maitland, FL, 32751-7410


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Posted by Pam | May 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mr. Kohlmyer has provided legal services to our organization for over ten years. He is highly regarded for his knowledge and expertise in federal and state consumer protection laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and has shaped the law in numerous landmark cases. Mr. Kohlmyer successfully represented our organization through one of our most challenging situations offering optimism and support throughout the process. We frequently reach out to Mr. Kohlmyer for advice and guidance on regulatory compliance matters and best practices to prevent legal action. Mr. Kohlmyer is responsive, competent and a true pleasure to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2022
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Genuine, Helpful, Direct and Responsive
When dealing with a lawsuit, I typically like to have a discussion (or a couple) with the leading attorney in regards to the case records and litigation strategy as I feel much can be learned. Some attorneys or firms appreciate this type of interest and/or participation from their clients and Mr. Kohlmyer was no exception. He was engaged, patient, and genuine during our interactions while presenting the case in a direct and helpful manner. All characteristics I value and appreciate. I would not hesitate to retain his representation again.
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Posted by Alan | May 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and to the point!
I've had nothing but a positive experience with Skip. His background and experience in our industry speaks for itself. He's always provided us with thoughtful guidance and advice to navigate our legal challenges. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jennifer | May 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Ernest "Skip" Kohlmyer III has assisted me on several cases over the years. He has successfully resolved every case efficiently and quickly. He works professionally with opposing counsel. He has an excellent grasp of the law as it applies to his practice areas and he is also practical and gives good advice. He evaluates the merits of the case as well as the time and costs of a case and helps clients make smart business decisions. I give him my full recommendation.
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Posted by Brent | May 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Trusted Guidance
We hired Skip to conduct research and give a recommendation on a particular Florida registration requirement. His thorough analysis gave us the understanding and guidance we needed. Such insightful and trusted advice is critical in business decisions.
Posted by Jack | May 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Trusted Advisor
Skip has been a trusted advisor for my business for many years now. Skip is well versed in all areas of trial and appellate law that have been very helpful for my company over the years.
Response from Ernest Kohlmyer May 6, 2022
Thank you, Jack, for the great review! I look forward to serving you for many years to come.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Shepard, Smith, Kohlmyer & Hand, PA
  • 2017 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Urban Thier & Federer, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Partner
  • South Milhausen, PA
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Bell, Roper & Kohlmyer, PA
  • 1997 - 2010
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  • George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws - Antitrust and Global Economics
  • 2023
  • Uczelnia Łazarskiego w Warszawie
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) summa cum laude
  • 2014
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.), International Business
  • 1991
  • Florida State University
  • B.S. International Business
  • 1988
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Reyes v. BCA Financial Services, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65772 (S.D. Fla. March 18, 2020)
  • Successfully defended client in TCPA class action lawsuit.
  • Glasser v. Hilton Grand Vacations, 948 F.3d 1301 (11th Cir. 2020) cert. denied. 2021 U.S. LEXIS 1940 (U.S. April 19, 2021)
  • Landmark TCPA opinion relating to the interpretation of the definition of “ATDS” under the TCPA. Case was cited as supporting authority in the United States Supreme Court opinion in Facebook v. Duguid.
  • Helix Investment Management, LP v. Oliphant Financial Group, 2019 U.S. District LEXIS 1922905 (October 19, 2019)
  • Judgments awarded in favor of the client for a total of $7 million in damages, return of collateral, and recovery of attorney’s fees and costs of over $150,000.00.
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  • ACA International
  • Council of Delegates
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Orlando's Attorneys of the Year 2021
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Top 12 Ways Debt Collectors are Currently Breaking the Law: FDCPA Violations and More
  • Debt Collections Law
  • 2021
  • TCPA Twists & Turns The Latest Developments in FCC Enforcement, Case Law, and TCPA Rulemaking
  • TCPA
  • 2021
  • How to Defend Your Clients Against FDCPA Violations
  • 2020
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Attorney endorsements

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Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Skip is a dilligent and prepared lawyer with a smooth style. He is very reassuring to clients and is a true team player. I really enjoyed working with him and hope to again."
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Maitland Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Ernest Henry Kohlmyer III
Ernest Henry Kohlmyer III
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Maitland, FL
Licensed for 32 years