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Kristin Wood Elza is Of Counsel in our Tampa office. Kristin joined the firm in 2019 and currently practices in First-Party Coverage, Construction, and Premises Liability. She has over 13 years of insurance defense and corporate litigation experience, having practiced locally in Florida and the Tampa Bay area since 2013 and previously in Illinois, Nevada and the District of Columbia.

Kristin received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. During her studies, she was actively involved in the Women’s Law Association and served as the Auction Chair for two years raising money for local non-profit organizations. She also participated in the Law School Diversity Council and helped organize the Tim Heinsz Memorial 5k walk/run while in attendance.

Currently involved in the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers (HAWL), Kristin has served on the Community Outreach Committee for more than three years. She is also a dynamic speaker and has presented for both clients and organizations across the United States.


  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Nevada


  • University of Missouri School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Illinois
    Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science


  • District Court for District of Nevada
  • Florida District Court (Middle District)
  • Florida District Court (Northern District)
  • Florida District Court (Southern District)


“Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices: Rules and Resources You Need to Know” (National Business Institute 2019)

“Construction Indemnity Contract & Florida Statute 725.06” (Travelers 2018)

“Chapter 558: Purpose, Procedures, Effectiveness, and the Altman Decision” (Travelers 2018)

“Indemnification Disputes – What is the Scope and Meaning of the Contractual Clause?” (National Business Institute 2017)


Trial Lawyers, Don’t Lose Your Appeal

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Kristin Wood Elza