Attorney Profile

“Kip” Sinclair is founder of Sinclair Law Offices. He has lectured nationally to trial attorneys on medical malpractice and nursing home issues. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University in journalism, Mr. Sinclair worked in public relations and as a reporter for People magazine while putting himself through law school at the University of Miami, where he received his Juris Doctor degree.

He has been a trial attorney since 1978, and specializes in representing the families and victims of medical malpractice and nursing home abuse throughout Florida. In addition to holding the Monroe County record for the largest personal injury verdict ($13 million for a man who became paralyzed after receiving a flu shot), Mr. Sinclair received a Pensacola jury verdict of $3.5 million for a woman who suffered a misdiagnosed brain stem stroke.

“It ‘s personally rewarding to bring justice and closure to these clients who have been so horribly injured through the negligence or incompetence of others.” Sinclair said.

Mr. Sinclair has volunteered his legal services to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America’s “Trial Lawyer’s Care” Program to assist victims of the September 11th terrorist attack.

He is a member of the Florida Justice Association, formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and serves on its Nursing Home Litigation Group. Mr. Sinclair is also an active member of the American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum. He is also a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court-Southern District of Florida, the Martin County Bar Association, the St. Lucie County Bar Association and served on the Riverside Bank Community Relations Board.

A former part-time martial arts instructor, Mr. Sinclair has achieved second degree black belts in both judo and jiu jitsu. He and his wife Sherry live in St. Lucie West.

Mr. Sinclair litigates cases through out Florida, including St. Lucie County, Martin County, Indian River County, Orlando, Titusville, Miami, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, The Keys, Tampa and Ft. Myers.