Brian M. McKell


Brian McKell is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office. His practice focuses on first and third party insurance coverage, as well as professional liability, general liability, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation. Brian has ten years of experience in the insurance industry, handling professional liability, general liability, and property claims as claims and coverage counsel. He also has addressed matters of international business risk insurance as underwriting counsel.

Brian has represented non-profit directors and officers, lawyers, real estate professionals, and insurance agents, with professional liability policies, as well as insurers in coverage and bad faith actions for general liability, property, and professional liability policies. Further, he has been involved with drafting and revising professional liability policy forms. Additionally, Brian has represented partnerships, small businesses, banking institutions and corporations in commercial litigation cases, including prosecution of creditor’s rights cases, including post-verdict recovery efforts.

Brian has represented insurers in declaratory actions with respect to coverage, including application of insurance coverage as an asset of the bankruptcy estate through successful resolution in bankruptcy court. Through his litigation practice, he has secured favorable judgments and successful trial results in both state and federal courts.

Brian is fluent in Spanish, including reading and writing.


  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society


Florida, 1992
U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle and Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Eleventh Circuits


M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management, 1986
J.D., Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, 1985
B.A., cum laude, Utah State University, 1982

Share This