Kelly B. Mathis


Florida State University, (BS with honors, 1985, cum laude)
Vanderbilt Law School, (JD 1988)


Florida Bar (1988)
Georgia Bar (2001)


All States and County Courts, State of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District 1988
United States District Court, Northern District 1992
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 1988
United States Supreme Court


Business Litigation
Insurance Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Medical Malpractice
Civil Trial Law
Business Law


President, Jacksonville Bar Association 2006-2007
President, Jacksonville Area Defense Counsel 2003-2004
Board Member, Jacksonville Claims Association
Board Member, Young Lawyers Section, Jacksonville Bar Association
Pro Bono volunteer, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
Lecturer, How to Take an Effective Deposition seminar
Chair, Jacksonville Bar Association Habijax project
Volunteer, Supervisor of Elections Office (2002 election)
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating of legal ability and ethical conduct
Recommended counsel by A.M. Best Company


Fleger v. Mock, 65 So. 3d 625 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
Franks v. Bowers, 62 So. 3d 16 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
Rowe v. County of Duval, 475 So.2d 526 (Fla. 1st DCA 2008)
Buckeye Retirement Co., LLC v. Nassau Land and Tradign Co., 943 So.2d 223 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006)
Scott v. Women’s Medical Group, 837 So.2d 577 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002)
Schur v. Florida Birth-Related Neurological, 832 So.2d 188 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002)
Dykes v. Dykes, 712 So.2d 1189 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998)
Scott v. Nelson, 697 So.2d 207 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997)
Burke v. Napieracz, 674 So.2d 756 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996)
Expedia, Inc. v. McKenney’s, Inc., 611 So.2d 98 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992)
Abrams v. Trunzo, 129 S. 3d 1174 (11th Cir. 1997)
In Re: Wiles, 166 C. R. 975 (Bkrtcy. M.D. Fla. 1994)
U.S. f/s/b/o Expedia, Inc. v. Altex Enterprises, 734 F. Supp. 972 (M.D. Fla. 1990)

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For more than 30 years of legal practice to the Jacksonville community, Kelly has been committed to the ideal of equal justice under the law for everyone.  Whether it is holding law enforcement accountable for excessive use of force, seeing those injured through medical malpractice or a simple slip and fall rebuild their life, or ensuring the rights of small business owners and entrepreneurs, he has been on the frontlines to protect the interests of individuals, the self-employed, and corporations.

Kelly knows first-hand how important it is to have a strong advocate to help you navigate the legal system. In 2013, he began a hard-won battle to reinstate his good name and reclaim his career after he was wrongfully charged in the Allied Veteran’s case. More information about his experience and subsequent exoneration is available here.

Today, Kelly is proud to represent a diversity of clients and serve as a strong advocate for those in need.

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3577 Cardinal Point Dr.
Jacksonville, Florida 32257

Phone: (904) 549-5755
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