Kansas R. Gooden and Jillian Pratt recently wrote an article for the Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s Trial Advocate titled “Daubert Got Frye'd.” The article discusses the Florida Supreme Court’s case of Delisle v. Crane, which held that Frye is the standard in Florida, and the future of litigation on this issue.
Kansas R. Gooden is a Board Certified Appellate Specialist, AV rated, and serves as the firm’s appellate practice group leader. She has extensive experience handling all types of civil appellate proceedings, including extraordinary writs and plenary appeals, in state and federal courts. She also provides trial and litigation support to attorneys throughout the state. Kansas is highly involved in the state and local bar associations and has served in many leadership roles. She currently is the Chair of the FDLA’s Amicus Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the organization. She also serves on the Florida Bar’s Appellate Board Certification Committee, the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section’s Executive Council, and as the Section’s Continuing Legal Education Chair. Kansas is a frequent lecturer and travels the state presenting seminars and presentations on various topics to both attorneys and adjusters.
Jillian Pratt is an associate in the firm’s appellate group. Prior to joining the firm, Jillian gained experience in civil, administrative, and criminal appeals as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Timothy D. Osterhaus at the First District Court of Appeal. She then served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit in Tallahassee, Florida, where she represented the State in trials and motion hearings.