Kelly H. Kolb has defended employers against employment claims for over 20 years in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies and arbitration panels in Texas and Florida. He has successfully defended discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and FMLA cases, as well as individual and nationwide collective FLSA overtime lawsuits.
Kelly draws on his litigation experience to advise management on best practices and claims avoidance, and to oversee internal investigations. He serves clients in the construction, education, marine, healthcare, transportation, aerospace and electronics industries as well as public sector clients.
He has represented insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation, and has significant experience issuing coverage opinions and reservation of rights letters in the context of E&O, D&O, CGL, Maritime, Commercial Vehicle and Excess/Umbrella policies.
Kelly has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings, and has been selected for inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyers list in 2014 and 2015.
Kelly is a frequent author, contributor and lecturer on employment issues for publications and audiences across the country.