Kevin McCoy

Kevin P. McCoy SHAREHOLDER Carlton Fields Cannabis Law Class Actions Intellectual Property Defense and Enforcement Life, Annuity, and Retirement Litigation Litigation and Trials Mass Tort and Product Liability
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Professional Biography

Kevin McCoy is a tested trial lawyer and business counselor. Businesses across industries turn to him for his counsel and judgment on a variety of legal issues impacting their industries from routine matters to complex litigation. He has served as both outside legal counsel and outside general counsel to businesses.

Kevin's practice includes the prosecution and defense of business litigation and complex claims, and the defense of product liability and toxic tort claims. His matters have ranged from defending small business owners to handling bet-the-business claims for major corporations.

On the litigation side of his practice, Kevin practices under the mantra that “the best way to resolve a case is to prepare it for trial from the start.” He handles cases in all phases of litigation, from early negotiated resolutions through bench and jury trials and appellate review. He also is experienced in handling late engagements to triage cases when the original case plan has taken the case off track for resolution, or trial, and the case needs to be repositioned in a short time frame. He has been called upon to provide a fresh set of eyes to cases with high-exposure risk and to participate in mock trials on key issues that will control case outcomes.

Kevin dedicates a considerable amount of his practice to developing legal solutions for businesses in emerging markets. Examples include work for companies developing safety technology used by law enforcement, and the burgeoning hemp industry in the United States. In this role, he develops strategies responsive to the litany of legal challenges that occur as the law evolves.

As part of his product liability defense practice, Kevin has gained significant experience litigating product liability and toxic tort cases for clients in the automotive, tobacco, and asbestos industries. This experience includes managing mass tort litigation across multiple jurisdictions, developing trial themes, and taking discovery of fact and expert witnesses.

Kevin has served as counsel to component part manufacturers in the automotive industry in cases in which he developed expert witnesses and conducted crash investigations to identify defenses to product defect and enhanced injury claims. He also routinely defends a substantial number of cases involving allegations of injuries relating to asbestos exposure.

In addition to his litigation practice, Kevin has been designated as the outside general counsel to companies who seek his business judgment and value his availability as a legal resource on the daily matters affecting their business.

Kevin is board certified by The Florida Bar in Business Litigation.

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