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About me

I specialize in consumer and commercial litigation, transportation and marine litigation and products liability.  I also represent clients who have been scammed by moving companies and assist them in navigating the Carmack Amendment, and other appropriate claims.   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.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    9 years, 50 cases
  2. Transportation: 20%
    9 years, 20 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
  4. Maritime: 10%
  5. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    9 years, 20 cases

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  • Stephanie U. Roberts

    Having worked with Kelsey on complex product liability and commercial litigation matters, I absolutely endorse Kelsey. She is dependable, organized, tough, diligent and detail-oriented. A rarity among many litigators, she is also practical. She is a team player during depositions, hearings, and trials. We continually look for opportunities to collaborate for clients and for professional organizations. I look forward to working with her again on future litigation.


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Contact info

Waterway Black P.A.

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


FLMember in Good Standing201006/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association for Women LawyersN/A2013 - Present
DiveBar, The Underwater Bar AssociationVice President of Risk Management2012 - Present
National Association of Railroad Trial CounselN/A2007 - Present
Defense Research InstituteChair of Annual Meeting2013 - 2014
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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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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women in the LawHappy Birthday Daubert!2014