Kimberly A. Mello is a member of the firm's National Appellate Practice. She has briefed and argued dozens of appeals in state and federal court, including the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and Florida's District Courts of Appeal. In addition to focusing on appellate matters, Ms. Mello has extensive experience briefing complex legal issues at the trial court level during both the pre-trial and post-trial phases. She regularly consults with trial lawyers to develop legal strategies to ensure the best possible record is made in the event of appellate review. Ms. Mello has handled appeals and complex briefing on a broad range of substantive areas, with a particular emphasis in toxic torts; mass torts; class actions; environmental litigation; and business litigation.
Ms. Mello is listed in The Best of Lawyers of America for Appellate Practice. She has held numerous appellate leadership positions in various bar associations and other organizations. Ms. Mello is currently a Vice-Chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee of the American Bar Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society. She is a former member of the Executive Council of The Florida Bar's Appellate Practice Section, and is the former Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section.
Ms. Mello is also involved in the community serving on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.