Kimano Edwards

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Kimano Edwards is a trial attorney with Morgan & Morgan who has spent over a decade in public service with experience as a sworn law enforcement officer and a prosecutor in Florida’s 4th Judicial Circuit. As a police officer, Kimano protected and served local communities in Gainesville, FL and Jacksonville, FL. As an Assistant State Attorney, he represented the state of Florida in the prosecution of criminal offenses where he managed and litigated a high volume of diverse cases—ranging from municipal ordinances to felonies.

Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Kimano protected the interests of his clients in casualty and tort actions, as well as in business, commercial, land use & zoning, construction defects, healthcare, and real property, foreclosure & title insurance litigation matters in state and federal courts. He managed and handled diverse cases from automobile accidents and personal injury defense to construction defect, breach of contract, foreclosures, title disputes, healthcare coverage, and premises liability.

Kimano grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL before attending the University of Florida (UF) where he graduated with a B.A. in History and minored in Education. Kimano subsequently attended UF Law where he received his Juris Doctor and earned outstanding achievement certificates for his pro bono & community service work. Kimano is a recipient of UF Law's Dean Leadership Award that recognizes outstanding service to the UF Law community and a U.S. President's Student Service award for his commitment to community service.

In law enforcement, Kimano was the Class Leader for both his Police academy BLE class in 2010 and his JSO hired class in 2013. During his career, he worked as a narcotics detective, a task force officer, and as a patrol officer. He also served as a police supervisor (PIC), a field training officer, and as an I.T. Field Technician. Kimano received multiple commendations and was recognized as Officer of the Month at both the Gainesville Police Department and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

In law school, Kimano served as President of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society and as Assistant Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy. Kimano was also a member of the Student Recruitment Team, a UF Law Ambassador, a GatorLaw Mentor, and a Trial Practice teaching assistant. He is a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honor society and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Kimano also clerked for US District Judge Brian J. Davis as a judicial intern and spent a semester in practice as a legal intern at the Jacksonville Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

Kimano has consistently worked to improve the City of Jacksonville. He received mayoral appointments to Jacksonville’s Board of Library Trustees and the Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business (JSEB) Monitoring Committee, and is a member of JAX Chamber’s Hightower Emerging Leaders Fellowship. Although he is now an attorney, Kimano continues his service to Jacksonville as a sworn police reservist in JSO’s auxiliary unit. In that role, he assists the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on patrol and on other law enforcement deployments as a volunteer. His professional memberships include the Rotary Club of Jacksonville (“Florida’s First Club”) where he serves on the Board of Directors and is a Trustee of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville Foundation. Kimano’s professional memberships also includes the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, the Jacksonville Bar Association, the D.W. Perkins Bar Association, the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Federalist Society, Leadership Jacksonville, Leadership Florida, and the Gator Club of Jacksonville as a board member. Kimano is also a mentor in the Raines Future Lawyers and Leaders Program; and he currently serves on the Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy Committee, as well as the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee.

His notable recognitions, awards, and accolades in the legal profession includes Super Lawyers: Florida Rising Star; Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch; and National Black Lawyer Top 40 Under 40.

Kimano is admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, all state courts in Florida, as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Florida.

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