John D. Kiernan
After his admission to the Florida Bar in 1971, Mr. Kiernan commenced practice in St. Petersburg with his father, Thomas V. Kiernan, at the firm of Kiernan & Reams. In 1985, Mr. Kiernan joined the firm of Harris, Barrett, Mann & Dew, L.L.P. where he became a Partner in 1986. On May 3, 1999, Mr. Kiernan joined our Firm as a Partner. Mr. Kiernan was a Certified Circuit Court Mediator and maintained an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Kiernan was experienced in general insurance defense litigation, including professional negligence; commercial litigation; homeowners liability; premises liability; motor vehicle liability; declaratory actions and sovereign immunity where he represented the State of Florida; the Departments of Transportation, Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Children and Families, Juvenile Justice, Management Services and Corrections; the Florida Board of Regents; the Agency for Health Care Administration; the Hillsborough and Pinellas County Health Departments; as well as the State Attorney and Public Defender for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. He tried jury trials in the Circuit Courts of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Charlotte, Polk, Pasco and Sumter Counties. In addition, he handled appellate matters, including oral arguments, before the Second and Fifth District Courts of Appeal.
St. Petersburg Bar Association; The Florida Bar, Florida Defense Lawyers Association; Mr. Kiernan served as Chairman of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A” of the Florida Bar. He was selected by his peers as a Florida Super Lawyer.
Spring Hill College (B.S., 1968); Florida State University (J.D., 1971); Winner of Moot Court Award – Constitutional law.
Any questions or requests regarding Mr. Kiernan’s practice or matters that he handled can be directed to Attorney Jeff Adams or Office Manager Donna Ernst at (727) 821-2080.