Kenneth W. Waterway
Ken Waterway is a trial attorney whose civil litigation practice spans more than two decades. He concentrates on a wide variety of business litigation, where he represents individuals and companies of all sizes. He also spends considerable time defending some of Florida’s largest corporations against railroad and product liability claims involving death or catastrophic injury.
Ken’s legal career began in 1993, when he was hired by John Hargrove as a newly minted lawyer out of the University of Michigan. Ken was elected shareholder of Gordon Hargrove & James in 1998, one predecessor firm to the Hargrove Law Group and Sedgwick LLP, Ken’s practice focused on complex jury trials. In jurisdictions throughout the Southeastern U.S., he personally litigated and managed local counsel for a Fortune 100 manufacturer. He likewise provided regional representation for a Class 1 railroad. Ken gained extensive trial experience during this time; he has participated in many jury trials. In recognition of his experience in the courtroom, Ken has served as an instructor in Trial Academy.
Ken still devotes significant time to representing corporations in high-stakes lawsuits, but he has been able focus more on helping small business and individuals solve problems in a broad spectrum of civil litigation contexts.
Ken is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (’90) and Rutgers University (B.S., highest honors, ’86). He participates in many practice-specific legal organizations and frequently presents and publishes, including – most recently – serving as a featured product liability speaker at the Florida Liability Claims Conference in June 2015. Ken also serves on the board of directors of Pennies for Haiti, a Florida nonprofit engaged in a variety of children’s charities in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.