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 Americafor 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, 2013-2014

• Team Member, a Law360Appellate Practice Group of the Year, 2010

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

• 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

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

Professional & Community Involvement

• Member, American Bar Association
- Appellate Advocacy Committee, Vice-Chair, 2013-2014
- Appellate Practice Committee

• Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
- Co-Chair, Appellate Section, 2007-2009

• Member, The Florida Bar, Executive Council - Appellate Practice Section, 2000-2006
- Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2002-2004
- Chair, Programs Committee, 2001
- Publications Committee, 1996-2000
- Civil Appellate Practice Committee, 1995-1997
- Amicus Curiae Committee, 1995-1997
- Editor, The Record, Journal for the Appellate Practice Section, 1998-2000

• Member, Second District Court of Appeal 50th Anniversary Committee, 2007

• Board of Trustees, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, 2008-Present

• Board of Directors, Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Present

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Areas of Law

  • Appellate
  • Litigation

 

Experience & Credentials

Position

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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
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended

University of Tampa
Class of 1990
B.A.
cum laude

Birth Information

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

Representative Cases

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 Club, Inc., et al. v. U.S. ... More

Contact Information

Phone

813.318.5703

Fax

813.318.5900

Email

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

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