Traci T. McKee

Counsel

Overview

As a product liability litigator, Traci McKee defends medical devices that save lives and consumer products that enhance lives. She represents product manufacturers in complex, high stakes litigation such as mass torts and class actions, as well as single-plaintiff claims. With more than a decade of litigation practice, Traci has substantial experience in all phases of litigation from discovery through trial, having served as first chair and second chair in multiple jury trials. She understands the strategies and goals of the clients she represents and develops tailored litigation strategies focused on each client’s business goals.

Mass Tort Litigation

With the FaegreBD team, Traci defends and coordinates mass tort and multidistrict litigation across the United States and in Canada, particularly on behalf of large medical device makers. She helps clients pursue alternative dispute resolution strategies when aligned with their business interests — and boldly presents a strong defense at trial when appropriate for the client. In addition to her litigation experience and solid trial record, Traci also advises on appeals and helps lay the groundwork for appeal during earlier stages of litigation.

Catastrophic Injury Claims

At FaegreBD, Traci also defends lawsuits arising out of catastrophic injuries.

Past Experience

In addition to product liability litigation, Traci previously represented individuals, corporations and governmental entities in professional malpractice, premises liability and personal injury claims. Among her clients, Traci represented several local school boards and organizations tasked with the responsibility of caring for children in their custody. She argued multiple cases in the Second District Court of Appeals in Florida, and argued a case to the Florida Supreme Court. Before her legal career, Traci gained valuable experience working as a claims specialist for State Farm Insurance Company.

Personal Interests

A native Floridian, Traci enjoys living in Fort Myers with her husband, Rusty, and two sons, Brett and Braden. She is a former Women’s Volleyball Team captain at the University of North Florida.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Florida

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education

Stetson University College of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, valedictorian, Stetson Law Review (executive editor) (2007)

University of North Florida
B.B.A. summa cum laude (2000)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association — President
  • Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association — President-Elect

Honors

  • Florida Trend Magazine — Legal Elite Up and Comer, 2016-17
  • Florida Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2010-18
  • Gulfshore Business — 40 Under 40, 2017
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association — James A. Dixon Young Lawyer of the Year, 2010-11
  • Martindale-Hubbell — Top Ranked Lawyer, Peer Review Rating: AV®
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