The law firm of Boyd & Jenerette would like to congratulate and announce that Shareholder Kansas Gooden has been accepted as a member of The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.
The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits.
For over 80 years, the hand-picked members of the FDCC have been leaders in-house and in the courthouse. It is an elite group that drives the agenda and educates the defense legal community.
The FDCC is committed to providing value to its members in a variety of ways, including offering opportunities to interact with and learn from nationally recognized lawyers in multiple jurisdictions around the country. They value diversity and recognize that the inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds enriches us personally, strengthens their organization, and enhances the quality and talent within the legal profession. FDCC affords the privilege of membership to those who have differentiated themselves professionally and personally and whose exemplary reputations have been earned.
About Kansas R. Gooden
Kansas Gooden is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar and is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She serves as the firm’s Appellate Practice Group Leader. Kansas is an expert in handling all types of civil appellate proceedings, including extraordinary writs and plenary appeals, in state and federal courts.
Ms. Gooden is active in state and local bar associations. Currently, she serves on The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education, is the Secretary of The Florida Bar’s Appellate Section, is the President-Elect of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, and is on the board of the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society. She previously chaired The Florida Bar’s Appellate Certification Committee and the Section’s CLE Chair.
The FDLA recently awarded Kansas the Joseph P. Metzger Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is bestowed on the member who goes above and beyond over the course of his or her membership tenure. Kansas chairs the Amicus Committee, where she authors and co-authors briefs on important and high-profile issues before the Florida Supreme Court and other appellate courts. She has served on the FDLA board since 2016.
Ms. Gooden is a frequent speaker on appellate topics, including preservation of error, for both attorneys and adjusters. She is licensed in Florida (2008).