Gail M. Abercrombie
Mahlon H. Barlow
Robert L. Chapman
Melissa A. Giasi
R.J. Haughey
Ed Kuchinski
Ali Mirghahari
Neal A. Sivyer
Jacqueline Taylor
Steve Walker
David Watson
Paul Watson

The Attorneys

EDWARD
KUCHINSKI
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Insurance Disputes

Ed Kuchinski litigates business, construction and insurance disputes. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989, and has a wide range of experience including cases involving construction and design defects, delay claims, contract disputes, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, professional negligence, property and other types of insurance, and general commercial litigation. Ed’s practice also includes representing multi-level marketing companies in state and federal court and in arbitrations.

Ed has arbitrated or tried cases regarding business disputes, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, construction defects, delay claims, property insurance claims, disability insurance, medical malpractice, auto negligence and product liability. Ed has obtained a number of temporary injunctions to enforce non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.

He is admitted to practice in Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Ed has been awarded an "AV" rating, the highest possible, by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Honors, University of Florida 1983
  • J.D. with Honors, University of Florida 1988
Professional and Civic Activities:
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (Past Chairman of the Construction Law Committee)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section
  • Past Board Member of the Federal Bar Association (Civil Seminar Chair)
  • Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association
Prior to joining Sivyer, Barlow & Watson, PA, Ed was a shareholder in Carlton Fields' Tampa office where he practiced in its commercial and construction law groups. Ed also practiced with LeValley & Napolitano, PL where he specialized in representing property owners in insurance disputes. Ed was raised in North Miami, and has lived in Tampa since graduating law school.