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About Kelli

Advocacy honed sharp by trial

Kelli Edson is an experienced trial lawyer and a former special assistant district attorney in Massachusetts, who has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials. She now advises clients on a wide variety of matters, including litigation involving:

  • Contracts, insurance and business torts
  • Real estate, including landlord/tenant disputes
  • Securities and investments
  • Trusts, estates and guardianships 
  • Bankruptcy
  • Products and premises liability
  • Class actions
  • Intellectual property
  • Telecommunications and technology
  • Unfair trade practices

Kelli understands the importance of working strategically and thinking creatively to attain her clients' objectives.


  • Obtained final judgment in favor of a client after a multiday federal court trial.
  • Secured a dismissal with prejudice of a purported multi-million-dollar class action through investigation and strategic motion practice.
  • Defeated the appeal of a final judgment in favor of a client after oral argument before a Florida appellate court, and obtained an attorneys' fees and costs award for the client.
  • Obtained a judgment invalidating a will after a multiday evidentiary hearing.
  • Successfully resolved a complex litigation matter for an international client.
  • Secured a permanent injunction preventing a trademark infringer from improperly using a client's trademark.
  • Obtained a jury verdict awarding two clients all of their damages after a two-week federal court trial and secured an award of attorneys' fees, costs and prejudgment interest for the clients.
  • Obtained a jury verdict awarding a client over $1 million in insurance coverage proceeds after a multiday federal court trial, and secured an award of attorneys' fees, costs and prejudgment interest for the client.
  • Secured complete final summary judgment in favor of three defense clients in a Florida state court case on a complaint containing 12 claims.
  • Assisted with a post-conviction appeal on behalf of an innocent man who was on death row, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ultimately overturned the conviction.

Professional Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2016-present: Commercial Litigation)
  • Florida Trend Magazine "Florida Legal Elite" (2013-present)
  • Florida Super Lawyers® (2013-present: Business Litigation)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, Mentoring Committee
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Bay Area Legal Services, volunteer as part of the Domestic Violence Assistance Project

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