Traci McKee is a Stockholder in the firm's Torts and Insurance Practice Department. Her practice focuses on defending individuals, corporations and governmental entities in professional malpractice, premises liability, product liability, and a diverse array of personal injury claims. Since joining the firm, Traci has defended numerous attorneys and law firms in malpractice and grievance matters. In addition, she regularly defends schools, school boards, and other entities with custody of children in tort claims, including negligence and premises liability claims. Traci also defends numerous product manufacturers and retailers in product liability claims. In addition to her trial practice, she also represents the firms’ clients in appeals, primarily related to torts and insurance litigation. Traci is admitted to practice in Florida, the Middle District of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Traci is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. In 2016, she was one of 130 attorneys in the entire state of Florida selected as an “Up and Comer” by Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite. For seven consecutive years (2010-2016), she was also recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine as a “Rising Star” in the field of civil litigation defense. While only 5% of lawyers in the entire State are named to Florida Super Lawyers®, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list. In 2010 and 2011, Traci was honored with the James A. Dixon Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. The award is given annually to a young lawyer who exceeds the standards of excellence, dedication, and commitment to the FDLA and its goals.
Prior to joining the firm, Traci served as a federal judicial intern for The Honorable John E. Steele, United States District Court Judge for the Middle District of Florida. She also spent two summers as a summer associate prior to joining the firm as an associate. Traci also gained invaluable experience working as a claims specialist for State Farm Insurance Company prior to attending law school.
Before graduating valedictorian of Stetson University College of Law in 2007, Traci served as the Executive Editor of the Stetson Law Review and was a member of Stetson’s Moot Court Board. Traci served as team captain of the Women’s Volleyball Team of the University of North Florida during undergrad.
Traci is originally from Kissimmee and presently resides in Fort Myers with her husband, Rusty, and two sons, Brett and Braden.