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Deacon & Moulds
100 2nd Avenue South, Suite 902
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
727-551-0000 Local
866-800-0426 Toll Free
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Kenneth C. Deacon Jr.

St. Petersburg, Florida
Founding Shareholder
phone: (727) 551-0000 | (866) 800-0426
(727) 896-5532
email: Email Me

Areas of Practice:

Medical Malpractice Defense
General Liability
Product Liability
Meditation and Arbitration
Civil Practice
Long Term Care Defense
Product Liability Defense
General Casualty


Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Florida Bar Board of Certifications
Certified since 1983 (first time board certification was offered) and
recertified every five years thereafter

Certified Circuit Court Mediator

Bar Admissions:

Florida, 1966
Colorado, 1990
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1966
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1968


Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida, 1966

University of Miami, 1959
Major: Economics/Marketing

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Assistant Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law, 1974 – 1976

Adjunct Professor of Law Stetson, University College of Law, 1969 – 1987

“Techniques for Jury Selection, Opening Statement and Final Argument”, Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section Statewide Presentation, February 24, 2000

“Vicarious Liability: Your Responsibility For Other’s Actions”, Pediatric Physicians, Subspecialists, Residents and Medical Students at All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida, April 25, 1997

“How to Avoid Being Sued, and What to Do If You Are”, Medical Staff of St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL, February 1, 1996

“Surviving Your Malpractice Deposition”, University of South Florida/Hillsborough Medical Society, Tampa, Florida, December 2, 1995

“Products Liability Update”, Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tampa, Florida, March 21, 1995

“How to Win Your Malpractice Case”, Hillsborough County Pediatric Society, Tampa, Florida, 1994

“Discoverability of Medical Records”, Lorman Seminars, January 9, 1993 – January 21, 1994

“The Terminally Ill Patient”, Medical Staff at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida, March 8, 1990

“Origin of Physician’s Vicarious Liability”, Hillsborough County Pediatric Society and Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, February 1, 1989

“How to Protect the Claim File From the Plaintiff’s Attorney”, Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Counsel, Inc., Tampa, Florida, October 21, 1988

“Common Legal Doctrines That Can Entrap Physicians”, Pinellas County Psychiatric Society, St. Petersburg, Florida, December 6, 2006

“Emerging Trends in Medicine”, ProNational / ProAssurance Insureds, St. Petersburg, Florida, June 24, 2009

Honors and Awards:

“A-V” Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

The Barney Award for Professionalism from Barney Masterson Inns of Court (2008)

St. Petersburg Bar Association Professional Award (2012)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

St. Petersburg Bar Association, 1972 – 1974
Board of Directors

St. Petersburg Bar Association, 1974 – 1980
President Elect

St. Petersburg Bar Association, 1979 – 1980

The Florida Bar, 1985 – 1989
Board of Governors

The Florida Bar, 1988 – 1989
Chairman, Disciplinary Procedures Committee

The Florida Bar, 1987 – 1988
Vice-Chairman, Rules and By-Laws Committee

The Florida Bar, 1982 – 1985
Chairman, Sixth Circuit Grievance Committee

The Florida Bar, 1990 – 1993
Chairman, Sixth Circuit Grievance Committee

Colorado Bar Association, 1990

Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section

Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Defense Research Institute

Florida West Coast Medical Malpractice Claims Counsel, 1989 – 1993
Board of Directors

Florida West Coast Medical Malpractice Claims Counsel, 1993 – 1996

American Board of Trial Advocates

Past Employment Positions:

Harris, Barrett, Mann & Dew, L.L.P., Partner (Litigation Department Head), 1970 – 1999

Deacon and Brickley, Partner, 1966 – 1970

Pro Bono Activities:

Board of Directors, Florida Legal Services, 1989 – 1991


Sigma Phi Epsilon