Kevin Patrick Flood   
Retired Attorney 


Retired Member Florida, Louisiana, and New York Bar
Captain, Judge Advocate General Corps, USN, Retired

Successor to Pfister & Flood, Brooklyn, New York 1948 to 1978
Arthur E. Flood    1910-1968
Joseph W. Pfister 1908-1962

Mr. Flood received a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree, in management, and his Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University in New York. He was admitted to practice law in New York in 1968, Florida in 1978, and in 1992 in Louisiana, as well as before the United States Court of International Trade, the United States Tax Court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and various District Courts. He maintained an AV rated practice in New York in the areas of family law, commercial law, taxation, estate planning, probate and real estate until he was recalled to active duty in 1988. From 1991 to 1997 he practiced in Altamonte Springs, Florida concentrated in the areas of family law, estate planning, probate, elder law, real estate, and commercial law.

In January 1997 Mr. Flood became the Head, Legal Assistance Department, Naval Legal Service Office Southeast, at Jacksonville Florida as a civilian attorney, responsible for the supervision and provision of civil legal services by 6 offices in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the Caribbean. He retired from Civil Service in 2004. Mr. Flood was instrumental in developing the Expanded Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) in Florida with the adoption of Florida Bar Rule 18, and mentored and supervised military attorneys that argued or tried cases in the areas of family law, consumer law and probate. He retired from civil service in April, 2004 and was awarded the Navy Superior Service Medal.

In 1984 Mr. Flood was appointed a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP), and served as the Committee's Chair from 1988 to 1991. He served as Vice Chair of the Government Lawyers Committee of the General Practice Section, and as a member of the Consortium for Legal Services and the Public. He again served on LAMP from 1995 to 2000, as well as the ABA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services. He served as a member of the ABA Working Group on Protection of Servicemembers Rights, the executive committee of the Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law section, the Florida Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Fourth Circuit, and the Florida Family Law Inns of Court. He has served as President, Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (Brooklyn), director, New Orleans chapter, Federal Bar Association, and President of the Judge Advocates Association. He is a former Chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association Military Law Committee, and a former member of the Military Law Committees of the New York and Brooklyn Bars, and the Navy and Marine Reserve Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Association of the United States Navy (Life and Bronze Plank owner), the Navy League, Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, The Reserve Officers Association, Military Officers Association, the Naval Aviation Commandery, the Association of Naval Aviation, American Mensa, and is a Past President of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Brooklyn.

In 1991 Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney awarded Mr. Flood the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service for his efforts with the American Bar Association in educating and enhancing the reputation of military lawyers, and for coordinating the private bar efforts in providing legal services to members of the Armed Forces and their families during Operation Desert Storm. In January 1999 Mr. Flood was awarded the Florida Bar Clayton B. Burton Award for legal excellence. From 1980 to 1983 he taught Estate Administration, Business Organizations and Ethics in the Para Legal Studies Program of Long Island University, and at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, from 1992 to 1996. Since 1984 Mr. Flood has taught attorneys Continuing Legal Education nationwide for the American Bar Association in the areas of Ethics, Will Drafting and Estate Planning, Family Law, USERRA and SCRA issues. He has instructed at the Naval Justice School, Army Judge Advocate Generalís School, and at the Air Force JAG School on those subjects since 1985. In January 1999 he was appointed an honorary faculty member of the Army Judge Advocate Generalís School. In 1990 he was presented with the Judge Advocate Association Distinguished Service Award for continued service in teaching military lawyers.

Mr. Flood had enlisted in the Navy in 1960 and served as a reserve enlisted aircrewman in the P2V Neptune ASW patrol plane. He was commissioned in the Judge Advocate General's Corps in 1968, graduated with honors from the Naval Justice School Reserve Course, was certified as a Trial-Defense Counsel, has held numerous Reserve assignments and attained the rank of Captain in 1986. In 1988 he was recalled to active duty as the first Program Manager for the Naval Reserve Law Program, and established training programs and guidelines for approximately 1400 lawyers and 200 paralegals. His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Naval Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Medal (2), and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (3), the RADM Hugh H. Howell Award, and many Reserve Law Program awards. He retired from the Reserve in November of 1998 after 38 years of service.

He is married to Angela Bowers, an attorney who retired as senior counsel for the Fleet Readiness Center South East at NAS Jacksonville, and has four children Lorraine, Dana, Michelle and Scott.


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