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KAYLA SCARPONE

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Kayla M. Scarpone joined Dunlap & Shipman, P.A. in January 2023. She is originally from Central Florida. Kayla received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University, with highest honors, where she was a member of the Honors Legal Scholar Program, the Florida State University Marching Chiefs and Seminole Sound Pep Band. Kayla earned her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law, with high honors. Kayla served on the Florida State University Law Review and was inducted into the Florida State Chapter of The Order of the Coif. 

 

Following her law school graduation, Kayla clerked for the Honorable Mary S. Scriven for three years in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, where she gained invaluable experience and insight into the federal court system and best litigation practices.

 

After completion of her clerkship, Kayla returned with her family to Tallahassee where she worked for a small firm primarily acting as general counsel for local government clients, then for a regional insurance defense firm, where she gained experience litigating a wide range of cases, including labor and employment, premises liability, insurance coverage, and appellate practice.

Kayla works litigation cases out of both the Tallahassee and Santa Rosa Beach offices. Kayla is admitted to practice in the state of Florida and before the United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida.

 

In her free time, Kayla enjoys cooking, music, art and interior design, and spending time with her husband, Michael, and daughters, Adriane and Elaina (Ellie).

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • General Civil Litigation

  • Labor and Employment

  • Real Property Disputes

  • Construction Litigation

  • Commercial/Business Litigation

  • Contract Litigation

  • Insurance Defense

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

  • Tallahassee Association of Women Lawyers

  • Tallahassee Bar Association

  • American Inns of Court, William H. Stafford Inn

EDUCATION:

  • Florida State University, B.S. 2011

  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2014

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