Mr. Andrew Kemp-Gerstel is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Kemp-Gerstel joined the Firm in 2007 and focuses his practice in the areas of consumer protection statute defense, loan servicing, transportation network companies, premises liability, assisted living facilities, personal injury, third-party logistics and transportation, trucking and automobile negligence, negligent security, wrongful death, professional liability, medical malpractice, and errors & omissions coverage.
Mr. Kemp-Gerstel has significant experience defending individual and class consumer claims, including suits arising under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Lanham Act, and claims arising from state fair lending, collection, and deceptive trade practice laws. In addition, he represents creditors in bankruptcy court in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 adversary matters.
Mr. Kemp-Gerstel has first chaired numerous trials resulting in successful verdicts for institutional banking clients. Mr. Kemp-Gerstel was also a member of a defense trial team that received a directed verdict in favor of the defendant on a large breach of fiduciary duty and negligence claim. In addition to his representation of institutional lending and banking clients, Mr. Kemp-Gerstel also represents one of the country’s largest distributors of fresh seafood in a variety of domestic litigation and international transactional matters. Mr. Kemp-Gerstel has also represented insureds on a wide array of insurance related issues including matters arising from professional liability, professional negligence, third-party logistics, negligent security, vehicle negligence, construction defects, property damages, advertising injury, and errors & omissions coverage. In addition, Mr. Kemp-Gerstel has handled a variety of individual and class lawsuits for one of the largest transportation network companies in the World.
Mr. Kemp-Gerstel received his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was an Honors Scholar. He received his Bachelor of Arts cum laude while enrolled in the Honors Program at the University of Miami, where he was named to the Provost’s Honor Roll.