Carlton Fields, P.A.


Kevin McCoy has spent his career defending businesses in Florida and abroad.  A tested trial lawyer, he has earned certification by The Florida Bar as a specialist in business litigation. He prosecutes and defends an array of business and product liability claims. His matters range from defending small business owners to handling bet-the-business class actions on behalf of major corporations.

Kevin practices under the mantra that “the best way to resolve a case is to prepare it for trial from the start.” He handles cases in all phases of litigation, from early negotiated resolutions through bench and jury trials and appellate review. He also is experienced in handling late engagements to triage cases when the original case plan has taken the case off track for resolution, or trial, and the case needs to be repositioned in a short time frame. He has been called upon to provide a fresh set of eyes to cases with high-exposure risk and to participate in mock trials on key issues that will control case outcomes. Clients rely on him to tell their stories to juries in courtrooms across the state.

Kevin dedicates a considerable amount of his practice to developing legal solutions for new industries that are trying to navigate legal issues when the law has been slow to catch up. He develops strategies responsive to the litany of legal challenges directed at new technologies.   

As part of his product liability defense practice, Kevin has significant experience litigating product liability and toxic tort cases for clients in the automotive, tobacco, and asbestos industries. This experience includes managing mass tort litigation across multiple jurisdictions, developing trial themes, and taking discovery of fact and expert witnesses.

More recently, Kevin has developed a practice in cannabis law. He helps shape corporate policy and guide businesses through the developing legal landscape surrounding this industry.

Outside of his legal practice, Kevin has held leadership positions in local and state organizations committed to the advancement of pro bono legal services to the less fortunate. He has been deeply involved with Bay Area Legal Services for more than a decade, including serving as the youngest Chair of the Board in the organization’s 50-year history. He is presently a Trustee of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation and on the Board of The Florida Bar Foundation. Kevin is also a devoted member of the Copperheads, a nonprofit organization that puts on the Valspar Championship PGA event held at Innisbrook each year.  The organization raises millions of dollars each year for local charities in the Tampa Bay region.

When not working, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, their two children, Abigail and John Grady, and their dog, Cody. Most Sundays he can be found with both kids on a golf cart loaded with snacks playing golf. He is also an avid Gators fan.


4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Ste. 1000, Tampa, FL 33607 | P: 813-229-4272 |