Kimberly A. Potter

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Kimberly A. Potter is an associate at McCumber Daniels and  focuses her practice on general civil litigation, including premises liability, nursing home defense, professional liability, and other third party liability claims. She also handles contract interpretation and formation and insurance coverage issues.

Ms. Potter grew up in Florida, ultimately settling in South Tampa. She graduated cum laude, 6th in her class, from Stetson University College of Law in 2000 after graduating with honors from the University of Central Florida in 1994. While in law school, Ms. Potter “graded on” to the Stetson Law Review by placing in the top 5% of her class. She likewise competed and served on the Moot Court Board, after winning First Runner Up in the Freshman Oral Advocacy Competition in 1997. She earned several Book Awards in Constitutional Law, Business Corporations, and Secured Transactions, which awards are only given to the student who earns the highest grade in the course. In her third year at Stetson, she interned for a federal judge in the Middle District of Florida which led to her employment as a federal law clerk after graduation in the same district.

After being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2000, Ms. Potter clerked for Judge Elizabeth Jenkins in the Middle District of Florida; and then practiced business transactions and commercial litigation law at Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP in Tampa. She joined McCumber Daniels in 2009, where she has vigorously litigated a variety of civil litigation cases.

Ms. Potter has written numerous articles for various publications, including: “Protecting Your Client’s Big Idea”, Hillsborough County Bar Journal, October 2007; “Breaking Up is Hard to Do – Defending a Theft of Trade Secrets Claim”, Trial Advocate Quarterly, Spring 2010; “Rough Terrain – Navigating the Duty Owed Athletes in Sponsored Events”, Trial Advocate Quarterly, Summer 2011; “Sex Abuse in the Foster Care System – Circumventing Agency Vicarious Liability”, For the Defense, September 2011; “Breaking the Chain of Chemical Restraints in Foster Care Litigation”, Trial Advocate Quarterly, Spring 2013; “What’s In a Name? Potential Franchisor Liability for Torts Committed by Agents of the Franchisee”, Trial Advocate Quarterly – Summer 2015; and “Destroying the Parental Bond - Parental Alienation Syndrome in Family Law” (in progress – proposed law review article for publication in Florida).

When not at work, Ms. Potter juggles her three kids; is a long distance runner and teaches yoga. She also enjoys playing piano, guitar, and clarinet; writing short stories; and traveling with her family.