Kimberly A. Mello

Attorney in Tampa, FL
Kimberly A. Mello is a member of the firm's National Appellate Practice. She has briefed and argued dozens of appeals in state and federal court, including the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and Florida's District Courts of Appeal. In addition to focusing on appellate matters, Ms. Mello has extensive experience briefing complex legal issues at the trial court level during both the pre-trial and post-trial phases. She regularly consults with trial lawyers to develop legal strategies to ensure the best possible record is made in the event of appellate review. Ms. Mello has handled appeals and complex briefing on a broad range of substantive areas, with a particular emphasis in toxic torts; mass torts; class actions; environmental litigation; and business litigation.

Ms. Mello is listed in The Best of Lawyers of America for Appellate Practice. She has held numerous appellate leadership positions in various bar associations and other organizations. Ms. Mello is currently a Vice-Chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee of the American Bar Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society. She is a former member of the Executive Council of The Florida Bar's Appellate Practice Section, and is the former Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section.

Ms. Mello is also involved in the community serving on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Areas of Concentration

•Final and non-final appeals
•Dispositive motions
•Post-trial motions
•Extraordinary writs

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, 2013-2015
•Team Member, a Law360 Appellate Practice Group of the Year, 2010

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Challenging An Excessive Jury Award in Post-Trial Proceedings, ABA Appellate Advocacy Committee Newsletter, Fall 2013
•Navigating The New Florida Appellate Mediation Rules, Lawyer, Summer 2011
•Practical Considerations For Certified Questions Of Great Public Importance, Lawyer, March 2009
•Staying Execution of Money Judgments Pending Appeal, Lawyer, November 2007

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice Receives Top Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 ‘Best Law Firms’ List

08.20.14 8 Greenberg Traurig Tampa Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015

08.19.14 129 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015

08.16.13 Two Greenberg Traurig Tampa Lawyers Named 2014 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America

01.28.10 Greenberg Traurig Named an 'Appellate Group of the Year' by Law360

08.11.08 Greenberg Traurig Attorney Kimberly Mello Appointed to Board of Trustees of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society

01.07.08 Greenberg Traurig, LLP Names New Shareholders: Class of 2008 is More than 50 Percent Minorities/Women

Published Articles

10.01.13 Challenging an Excessive Jury Award in Post-Trial Proceedings


01.20.15 High Court Rules that Borrowers May Exercise Right To Rescind Mortgage Loans By Providing Notice To Lender of Intent to Rescind Within Three Years of Loan Closing

01.06.15 Mortgage Foreclosure Action Barred by Statute of Limitations Based On Prior Involuntary Dismissal Without Prejudice

Client Rating N/A help_info
Submit a client review

Peer Rating N/A help_info

Areas of Law

  • Appellate
  • Litigation


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1994, Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Law School Attended

Stetson University
Class of 1993
cum laude

University Attended

University of Tampa
Class of 1990
cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1966
St. Petersburg, Florida, August 11, 1966

Associations & Memberships

Professional & Community Involvement•Member, American Bar Association
•Appellate Advocacy Committee, Vice-Chair, 2013-2014
•Appellate Practice... More

Representative Cases

Significant Representations: USAmeriBank v. Sovereign Bank; Representing Sovereign Bank in an appeal of an eight-figure summary judgment entered in its favor. The case involves an action brought by a syndicated bank lending group against a blind participant to recover a multimillion-dollar setoff exercised against the bank group' s borrower. Sierra... More

Contact Information






Send email to Kimberly A. Mello

Office Information
Kimberly A. Mello
Courthouse Plaza 625 East Twiggs Street, Suite 100,
Tampa, FL 33602

Maintains an office in multiple locations

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Tampa, Florida)

About Client Rating
About Peer Rating

Welcome to Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review, a new ratings service that allows you to view and provide feedback on a lawyer or law firm on service and relationship qualities such as Communication Ability, Responsiveness, Quality of Service, and Value for Money.

Determining a Rating

The Client Review Rating is determined through aggregation of validated responses. This compilation of Client Reviews translates to a numerical rating and associate descriptive term on a scale of 1 -5. 1 being lowest as "Rated" and 5 being highest as "Preeminent".

  • 4.5-5.0 Preeminent
  • 3.0-4.4 Distinguished
  • 1-2.9 Rated

Martindale-Hubbell uses a third-party resource to validate that the respondent is a living person, but cannot confirm the lawyer/client relationship, which in many cases is confidential. Clients must affirm that they are a client of the lawyer or firm identified for review at the time of the completed Client Review.

The Reviewers

Those who complete Client Reviews are clients of law firms who hired a lawyer within the last year, whose matter is not pending, and want to share their experience of that lawyer or law firm with other potential clients. Reviewers can be of any type from in-house counsel, corporate executives, small business owners to private individuals, and even sometimes another lawyer in a different jurisdiction.


Client Reviews are anonymous and reviewers' identities are not published; however a summary of basic demographics will be part of the display of responses.

Why do we collect demographics as part of the review?

Those who are researching a lawyer or law firm like to see that there are other clients who might be "like them". This is valuable information contributing to the decision-making process of hiring a lawyer.

Martindale-Hubbell's role

Martindale-Hubbell facilitates the process of Client Review by gathering responses, validating them and aggregating results for display online. The content of the responses are entirely from reviewers, the clients of the firm or lawyer.

It is important to note that Martindale-Hubbell does not undertake to develop Client Reviews for all firms and lawyers. Therefore, the fact that a firm or lawyer has not been reviewed should not be construed unfavorably. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome and Martindale-Hubbell accepts no responsibility for the content or accuracy of any review over which Martindale-Hubbell exercises no editorial review or control.