Florida attorney J. Kemp Brinson is a Partner at Bloodworth Law, PLLC, and has practiced Florida law since 2004.
Kemp handles business litigation, trust litigation, probate litigation for clients with a focus on employment litigation, and civil litigation for employers and employees in matters including:
- Employment Discrimination and Harassment
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Overtime and Minimum Wage Disputes
Kemp holds the unique perspective of knowing how to see things as a plaintiff’s attorney and a defendant’s attorney.
“I know what the other side is thinking,” Kemp said. “And it’s most valuable in the settlement context because I know exactly what kind of conversation is happening on the other side. I know what it’s going to take to get it done.”
Kemp founded The Brinson Law Firm in Winter Haven, Florida, in 2013.
Prior, Kemp practiced law with Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A., in Lakeland, Florida. He handled employment litigation matters including discrimination, non-compete agreements, minimum wage, and overtime issues. In addition, Kemp worked on business law, real estate disputes, land use issues, probate litigation, and trust litigation.
He began his career with Straughn & Turner, P.A., in Winter Haven, Florida, where he handled business litigation and transactions, real estate law, elder law, probate, guardianships, and civil litigation.
Kemp originally made the transition to the legal field as an electrical engineering major in college after perusing the LSAT and thinking that it, “looked fun.” Kemp appreciates the elegance of a beautifully written legal argument.
“In the law, we have to be persuasive, but we have to do so in a way that makes sure that we meet the technical requirements of the law,” Kemp said. “I think being an engineering major prepared me well for the law because it’s a very similar sort of thought process.”
Kemp enjoys legal research and crafting arguments that not only make the case but do so in a manner that’s concise and convincing. Above all, he enjoys standing up for his clients in court.
- Partner, Bloodworth Law, PLLC, August 2018 to Present
- The Brinson Firm, 2013-July 2018
- Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A., 2008-13
- Straughn & Turner, P.A., 2004-08
- The Florida Bar, 2004
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- Board of Directors, Central Florida Health Care, 2017-Present
- Board of Trustees, Theatre Winter Haven, 2006-Present, President 2007-16, Treasurer 2017-Present
- City of Winter Haven, Efficiency Committee, Co-chair, 2013-14
- Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 2013
- Polk County Emerging Leaders Award, 2012
- Leadership Polk, Class V, 2012
- Guardian Ad Litem 2005-13, Tenth Circuit, Guardian of the Year, 2011
- Leadership Winter Haven, Class XXVII, 2007
- Frequent Employment Law speaker at Chamber of Commerce and professional events
Law is the perfect career for an altruistic geek. You get to fight for what’s right, but you do it in a highly technical ecosystem. It’s like writing computer programs that change lives.
When I put on my coat and tie and walk into a courtroom, I know that the words I am about to say could mean the difference between a business succeeding or failing, a person being able to recover from a horrible ordeal, or even a family being able to provide for their children.
Nothing is more professionally rewarding than standing up for someone.
I was named a Super Lawyer in 2019, 2020 and 2021 for my work in Florida Employment Litigation.
I was named a 2019 Orlando Attorney of the Year by Orlando Style Magazine.
I was named a 2019 Top Attorney by Tampa Bay Magazine.
I was given the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 2013.
I was named the Guardian Ad Litem 2005-13, Tenth Circuit, Guardian of the Year in 2011.