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Kevin Patrick Flood attended Xavier High School in Manhattan, a Jesuit military high school (what a combination!!) After brief stints at Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, and Fordham University, NYC, he received a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree, in management, and his Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University in New York. He was admitted to practice law in New York in 1968, Florida in 1978, and 1992 in Louisiana, as well as before the United States Court of International Trade, the United States Tax Court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and various Federal District Courts. He joined his father, Arthur E. Flood, in the firm of Pfister & Flood in 1968 and maintained a law practice in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York until 1988, and during these years acted as researcher, scribe and general go-fer for Rev. Francis X. Flood, SJ in his research of the Flood family. Kevin is listed and AV rated (the highest rating available) in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell directory, click here.

In 1984 Kevin was appointed a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP), and served as the Committee's Chair from 1988 to 1991. He served as Vice Chair of the Government Lawyers Committee of the General Practice Section, and as a member of the Consortium for Legal Services and the Public. He again served on LAMP from 1995 to 2000, as well as the ABA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services. He served as a member of the ABA Working Group on Protection of Servicemembers Rights as a representative of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and is currently a member if the ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals..  He is a current or past member of the following:


American Bar Association
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Family Law Section, member Military Law Committee
General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, member Military Law Committee

  
Florida Bar Association
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, member of the       Executive Council
Family Law Section
General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
Elder Law Section
Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) Committee for the Fourth Circuit
Standing Committee on Military Affairs

Florida Family Law American Inns of Court

Jacksonville Bar Association
 

New York State Bar Association
Trusts and Estate Law Section
Family Law Section
General Practice Section

Louisiana State Bar Association
Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Law Section
Family Law Section
Consumer Protection and Bankruptcy Law Section

Judge Advocates Association
   
Past President

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association
   
Past President

Navy Marine Corps Retired Judge Advocates Association

Catholic Lawyers Guild

He has served as a director, New Orleans chapter, Federal Bar Association,  and is a former member of the Military Law Committees of the New York, Florida and Brooklyn Bars, and the Navy and Marine Reserve Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Naval Reserve Association (Life and Bronze Plank owner), the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, The Reserve Officers Association, The Military Officers Association of America, the Naval Aviation Commandery, the Association of Naval Aviation, American Mensa, and is a Past President of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Brooklyn (Most likely the most important role he has served in!).

He has also served as a trustee of the Salvation Army of Kings County, NY, and member of the Republican County Committees of Richmond County and Kings County New York.  In 1984 he mounted a campaign for Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York in an overwhelming Democratic district, was found qualified by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, The Brooklyn Bar Association, the Brooklyn Woman's Bar Association, was endorsed by the Citizen's Union and the New York Times as "singularly well qualified". Naturally he lost, by 2300 votes out of approximately 130,000 cast (7500 votes went to the conservative party) - an outstanding campaign!

In 1991 Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney awarded him the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service for his efforts with the American Bar Association in educating and enhancing the reputation of military lawyers, and for coordinating the private bar efforts in providing legal services to members of the Armed Forces and their families during Operation Desert Storm. In January 1999 he was awarded the Florida Bar Clayton B. Burton Award for legal excellence. In 2004 he was awarded the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award.

From 1980 to 1983 he taught Estate Administration, Business Organizations and Ethics in the Paralegal Studies Program of Long Island University, and at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, from 1992 to 1996. Since 1984 he has taught attorneys Continuing Legal Education nationwide for the American Bar Association and various state and local bar associations in the areas of Ethics, Will Drafting and Estate Planning, Family Law, Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act and Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.  He was a visiting instructor at the Naval Justice School, the Army Judge Advocate Generalís School, and the Air Force JAG school on those subjects from 1985 to 2008. In January 1999 he was appointed an honorary faculty member of the Army Judge Advocate Generalís School. In 1990 he was presented with the Judge Advocate Association Distinguished
Service Award for continued service in teaching military lawyers.

 

Kevin had enlisted in the Navy in 1960 and served as a reserve enlisted aircrewman in the P2V Neptune ASW patrol plane. He was commissioned in the Judge Advocate General's Corps in 1968, graduated with honors from the Naval Justice School Reserve Course, was certified as a Trial-Defense Counsel, has held numerous Reserve assignments and attained the rank of Captain in 1986. In 1988 he was recalled to active duty as the first Program Manager for the Naval Reserve Law Program, and established training programs and guidelines for approximately 1400 lawyers and 200 paralegals. His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Naval Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Medal (2), and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (3), the RADM Hugh H. Howell Award, and many Reserve Law Program awards. He retired from the Reserve in November of 1998 after 38 years of service.

From 1991 to 1997 he maintained a law practice in Winter Park, Florida concentrated in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Real Estate, and Commercial and Non-Profit Law. From 1997 to 2004 he was the regional director of the legal assistance program at Naval Legal Service Office Southeast, at Jacksonville Florida, responsible for the provision of civil legal services in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the Caribbean.  He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida and serves as a Director and Legal Advisor to Riverside-Avondale Preservation, is a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Paul's Catholic Church, Riverside. He continues to provide pro bono legal services to military members, retirees and their families. (See http://www.militarylegalassistance.org)

Kevin is married to Angela Bowers, an attorney with the Navy Office of General Counsel, and has four children Lorraine, Dana, Michelle and Scott.

 


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