Mr. Kissane is a 1984 graduate of the University of Miami (B.A.) and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1988 from St. Thomas University (Magna Cum Laude). He is a member of The Florida Bar (1988), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Mr. Kissane is also a member of the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Kissane was selected by his peers as one of the top 1.7% of civil trial lawyers in the State of Florida by Florida Trend Magazine, Jacksonville Magazine and Florida Legal Elite Magazine (2005-2014).
Mr. Kissane is a member of the Automobile Products Subcommittee of the Products Liability Committee of the American Bar Association, and a Prime Member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. He is a frequent contributor to the Trends Report and other publications prepared by the Automobile Products Subcommittee of the ABA. Mr. Kissane also served as the Florida Treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta.
In addition, he co-authored the Florida Personal Injury Practice Guide published by Lexis Nexis and Matthew Bender. http://bookstore.lexis.com/bookstore/product/63240.html .
Mr. Kissane has represented among others, Yamaha Motor Corp.; The Pantry, Inc.; Snap-on Tools, Inc.; Honda Motor Co.; Toyota Motor Co.; General Motors; Proctor & Gamble; Deere & Company; Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.; Isuzu Motors, Ltd.; Mitsubishi Motors North America; Porsche Cars North America; Sentry Insurance Company; Sumitomo Marine & Fire Insurance Company; and various other companies.
Class Action/Commercial Litigation: Carruthers v. American Honda Finance Corp. 717 F.Supp. 2nd 1251 (N.D. Fla. 2010)
Spoliation of Evidence: DeLong v. A-Top Air Conditioning Co. - 710 So.2nd 706 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1998)
Product Liability/Statute of Limitations: Beckman v. Rick’s Watercraft Rentals & Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. - 719 So.2nd 1025 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1998)
Commercial Litigation: Davis v. AmeriFirst Bank - 578 So.2nd 318 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1991)
Product Liability/Preemption: Byrnes v. Honda Motor Co. Ltd. - 907 F.Supp. 1525 (S.D. Fla. 1995)
Product Liability/Warnings: Byrnes v. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - 887 F.Supp. 279 (S.D. Fla. 1994)
(Resident, Jacksonville Office)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
•American Bar Association
•Association of Defense Trial Attorneys