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Kenneth Duvall

Area of Focus: Litigation
Ken's practice primarily focuses on business litigation, financial, insurance, and construction matters. Ken also has experience in product liability, white collar, securities, class action, intellectual property, employment, consumer, and appellate matters.

Ken has authored a number of scholarly articles and works, including co-authoring three legal reference guides: Wolters Kluwer's Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium; Wolters Kluwer's Business Torts: A Fifty State Guide; and Criminal Law Handbook (for Kansas).
Q & A
Describe an experience that has influenced your career as a litigator.
My clerkship for an appellate judge has provided the foundation for my career. Having seen why judges make their decisions, I have a better understanding of how to present my case, my client, and myself to the court, both in terms of substance and style.
What's your approach to litigating complex issues?
I try to immerse myself into the business or industry at issue, whatever it may be. Often times, I'm working with expert witnesses, and I'm working so closely with them that it's my goal to know as much as they do about the topic.
Defense of ten loan originators and sellers in the RFC and ResCap Liquidating Trust Litigation. More than eighty suits comprising the consolidated action were brought by the successor to one of the largest private purchasers of mortgage loans, seeking repurchase and indemnification arising out of th...
Representation of mortgage company in its defense against a $270 million breach of contract and indemnification action. After defeats in similar cases in other federal and state courts, Lehman Brotherssought recourse for new lawsuits in the Southern District of New York. Over 100 companies are being...
Representation of former officers and directors of Florida Career Colleges ("FCC") in defense of charges brought by a trustee in bankruptcy which is representing the creditors of the failed college. FCC owned and operated 41 for-profit schools in 14 states and, as such, was one of the largest operat...
Representation of the finance division of a major U.S. homebuilder in defense of a purported $80 million lawsuit filed by a subsidiary of J.P. Morgan Chase(now in bankruptcy) in the United States. This lawsuit is part of one of the largest, longest-running, and possibly most complex bankruptcy proce...
Representation of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, in a rare and complex case in which $1.5 million of trust assets had been diverted from their intended purpose and misused by the trustees.
Representation of global quick service chain in response to a notice of violation dispute with the City of Coral Gables. Our representation included negotiations with the City leadership and staff, developing a plan to address the City's concerns, seeking emergency injunctive relief and appellate r...
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2010
    Saint Louis University, B.A., International Studies; Psychology, summa cum laude, 2006
  • American Bar Association
    Federal Bar Association
    Dade County Bar Association
    Young Lawyers Section Member
  • Florida
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars, 2018 - present

    Super Lawyers
    , Rising Star, Kansas; Missouri, 2015-2016