Kelly-Ann Gibbs Cartwright

Kelly-Ann Gibbs Cartwright

Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2009

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Kelly-Ann Gibbs Cartwright practices in the area of general civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on employment discrimination, civil rights, business torts and labor law. Ms. Cartwright also has experience in the litigation of cases involving trade secrets, defamation, fraud, civil theft, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and unfair competition.

Her employment and labor practice involves representation of clients before federal, state and local administrative agencies, at arbitration and in state and federal court on matters arising out of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Whistle Blower Act, the National Labor Relations Act and other federal, state and local anti-discrimination and employment statutes. Ms. Cartwright advises clients on compliance with employment-related issues and regulations and assists in the development and implementation of employment policies. She has served as principal trial counsel for management in a number of jury trials, arbitrations and administrative proceedings. Ms. Cartwright has co-authored an article on class action communications.

Ms. Cartwright received her Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1991. Ms. Cartwright currently serves on the firm's Directors Committee and is the executive partner for the firm's Miami office. She has served as the chair for the Miami office Women's Initiative. Ms. Cartwright currently serves on the Federal Ad Hoc Grievance Committee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and on the Board of the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade. Ms. Cartwright has also served as a "Big Sister" in a youth mentoring program known as Big Brothers/Big Sisters.


  • 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3300
    Miami, FL 33131


  • University of Florida, BSBA

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel - Member
  • Dade County Bar Association - Member
  • Leadership Miami - Graduate
  • Miami-Dade County Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association - Member
  • National Bar Association - Member
  • YWCA - Greater Miami-Dade - Board of Directors

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Management


  • Featured as "The Achiever" in Dec. 2007 issue of Miami Today
  • Leadership Miami's Outstanding Community Service Project Award
  • Outstanding Minority Academic Achievement Award
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine, November 2009
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2006-2009
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2007-2010, 2012
  • South Florida Most Influential Business Women, South Florida Business Journal, 2010
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2011-2014
  • Miami Ultimate CEO, South Florida Business Journal, 2011
  • Transformative Leadership Award, InsideCounsel magazine, 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2007-2013

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