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D. Grayson Kelly

Senior Associate | Tampa

D. Grayson (“Gray”) Kelly is a Senior Associate at Butler. He practices primarily in the areas of First-Party Property Insurance Defense and related Extra-Contractual matters.

A native of North Carolina, Gray obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Florida International University College of Law, where he received Dean’s List recognition.

After being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2010, Gray practiced at a commercial litigation firm in South Florida where he represented banks, financial institutions and local businesses in commercial litigation matters including contractual and real property related disputes. Gray subsequently joined a highly regarded insurance defense firm in South Florida where he focused on the counseling of multinational and regional insurers in first-party property and liability insurance disputes and related coverage matters.

Gray is licensed to practice in all Florida State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is also licensed to practice in North Carolina.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • North Carolina

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Florida International University College of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

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Ones to Watch – 2023 Edition

Join us in congratulating our attorneys who were recognized in the 2023 Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch publication! Click on their icons to learn more. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their process is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical...

Litigating Tile Roof Claims

Join Senior Associates Jamie Combee Novaes and D. Grayson Kelly along with co-presenter Paul R. Marsenison as they present for the FDLA 2022 Florida Liability Claims Conference. This presentation will take place on June 16, 2022 at Disney's Boardwalk Inn. The presentation will provide a discussion on ways to navigate tile roof claims and avoid potential pitfalls. Learn the real truths versus the ...

Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch 2022

Please join us in congratulating our attorneys for their inclusion in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This list recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice. They have been recognized in the First Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for their work in insurance litigation. Congratulations! Click their...

Diversity Jurisdiction: Remove Your Case to Federal Court and Keep It There

Partner Hudson Jones and Senior Associate Grayson Kelly presented "Diversity Jurisdiction: Remove Your Case to Federal Court and Keep It There" for the 2021 NAMIC Webinar Series. This presentation evaluated the pros and cons of litigating insurance claims in federal court. The presentation analyzed three critical opportunities for defense counsel who want to remove a case from state to federal cou...

Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch

Please join us in congratulating our attorneys for their inclusion in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This list recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice. They have been recognized in the First Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for their work in insurance litigation. Congratulations! Click their...

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Congratulations to our Newest Senior Associates!

Please join us in congratulating Michael Wolfer and Gray Kelly for achieving the Senior Associate designation in our firm. We thank Michael and Gray for their service and commitment to the firm....

D. Grayson Kelly