Kansas R. Gooden

Kansas R. Gooden

Shareholder and General Counsel, Boyd & Jenerette

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KANSAS R. GOODEN, a Board Certified Appellate Specialist and AV Rated Attorney, is a shareholder at the law firm of Boyd & Jenerette, PA and serves as the firm’s general counsel and appellate practice group leader.  She is based in Miami, Florida and appears in state and federal courts throughout Florida.  She has extensive experience handling all types of civil appellate proceedings.  She has handled over 400 civil appeals.  Notably, Kansas is one of the only attorneys—and likely the only female—to argue back-to-back cases before the Florida Supreme Court on the same day.   Many of her cases involve issues of first impression or are those bound to reach the Florida Supreme Court.  

Kansas is highly involved in state and local bar associations and has served in many leadership roles.  Presently, she is the Chair of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section, is the Vice Chair of the Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education Committee, and is a commissioner on the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission..  She also a Past President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and still chairs its amicus committee.  Previously, she chaired the Appellate Board Certification Committee for the Florida Bar.    

Kansas is a frequent lecturer and travels the state presenting seminars and presentations on various topics to those in the legal and insurance industries.



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