Kelly-Ann Gibbs Cartwright practices in the area of general civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on employment discrimination, civil rights, business torts and labor law. Ms. Cartwright also has experience in the litigation of cases involving trade secrets, defamation, fraud, civil theft, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and unfair competition.
Her employment and labor practice involves representation of clients before federal, state and local administrative agencies, at arbitration and in state and federal court on matters arising out of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Whistle Blower Act, the National Labor Relations Act and other federal, state and local anti-discrimination and employment statutes. Ms. Cartwright advises clients on compliance with employment-related issues and regulations and assists in the development and implementation of employment policies. She has served as principal trial counsel for management in a number of jury trials, arbitrations and administrative proceedings. Ms. Cartwright has co-authored an article on class action communications.
Ms. Cartwright received her Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1991. Ms. Cartwright currently serves as chair of Holland & Knight's Directors Committee and is the executive partner for the firm's Miami office. She has served as the chair for the Miami office Women's Initiative. Ms. Cartwright formerly served on the Federal Ad Hoc Grievance Committee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and on the Board of the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade. Ms. Cartwright has also served as a "Big Sister" in a youth mentoring program known as Big Brothers/Big Sisters.