Gene Kissane Partner

Gene P. Kissane is a partner in the firm’s Miami and Key West offices.  Mr. Kissane is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated Preeminent attorney.  He practices nursing home litigation, personal injury litigation, trucking claims, commercial and residential properties, professional liability, and long term care litigation. He has experience handling Errors and Omissions claims, including those brought against insurance brokers and agents.  He is an active participant in the firm’s SIU Fraud Division representing carriers by bringing affirmative complaints and counterclaims on their behalf.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Miami and a Juris Doctor from The University of Miami School of Law. Honors and distinctions he received while in law school included the Golden Key National Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American College and University Students, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Society, and the American Jurisprudence Book Award for Federal Criminal Procedure and Florida Criminal Procedure.

Mr. Kissane is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Supreme Court of Florida and all courts within the State of Florida and the State of Tennessee.

Mr. Kissane also served as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk for United States District Judge Thomas E Scott of the Southern District of Florida after graduating from Law School. He is a co-author of a section of the Federal Evidence Practice Guide, published by Matthew Bender Publishing Co. He was previously Chairman of the Insurance Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, Member, The Council On Litigation Management, and a member of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the State of Florida, the Civil Justice Advisory Group Committee and the Federal Judicial Bar and Community Liaison Committee. In October 2002 he was guest lecturer on the topic “Litigating Premises Liability and Negligent Security Cases in Florida” at a seminar hosted by PESI. Named as 2006 Top Lawyer by Florida Trends Magazine; named as Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer Magazine (restricted to 5% of Florida attorneys) (2006-2016); Top Lawyer as named by South Florida Legal Guide (2016). Selected as one of the top 1.7% of Civil Trial Lawyers in the State of Florida by Florida Trend Magazine (2005-2014). Mr. Kissane has been included in the 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Edition of  U.S News & World Report, The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

Mr. Kissane is also a member to the Board of Directors – Florida Defense Lawyers Association (2007-2008), Board Liaison of the Products Liability Committee of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (2007-2008), American Board of Trial Advocates, the Florida Bar, the Dade County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Bar Association; Member, Council on Litigation Management (Advancing Ethics, Cooperation and Education); and Member Attorney of the Council on Ethical Billing.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Education

  • University of Miami, J.D.
  • University of Miami, B.A.

ADMISSIONS

  • Florida
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

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