Kayla E. Platt Rady

Kayla Platt Rady practices in the areas of constitutional law, employment and labor law, governmental and administrative law, and casualty defense litigation.

Prior to joining Rumberger, a significant portion of Kayla’s practice focused on law enforcement and corrections liability, civil rights litigation, and insurance defense. For the past three years, Kayla has represented law enforcement agencies, primarily in the North Florida area, and litigated and defended claims brought under The Civil Rights Acts, 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Her clients have included counties, cities, sheriff’s offices, and police departments.

Kayla has litigated and defended law enforcement agencies and individual officers in civil rights claims alleging that officers were deliberately indifferent to a prisoner’s serious medical needs; subjected a prisoner to cruel and unusual punishment; and violated a prisoner’s due process, equal protection, or first amendment rights. She has also defended law enforcement agencies and officers against allegations of general negligence, medical negligence, negligent hiring or retention/supervision, vehicle liability, false arrests, improper uses of force, and wrongful death, and she is experienced with qualified and sovereign immunities.

Kayla earned her law degree from the Florida State University College of Law. During law school she served as an Articles and Notes Editor for the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, as a law clerk for an insurance defense, family, and criminal law firm, and as a legal assistant for a premise liability expert witness. She also volunteered as a youth soccer coach and for Guardian Ad Litem. Prior to law school, Kayla received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida and worked at a personal injury law firm.
  • Language

    • Spanish
  • Education

    Florida State University College of Law - J.D., cum laude, 2015
    • Dean’s List
    • Book Award in Estate Planning and in Legal Writing & Research
    • Outstanding Articles & Note Editor Award
    • Outstanding Performance in Civil-Pretrial Practice Award
    • Articles & Notes Editor for Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law
    • Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer
    • Youth Soccer Coach Volunteer
    • Law School Intramural Soccer & Flag Football Member and Captain
    University of Florida - B.A. in English, Minor in Spanish, cum laude, 2011
    • Dean's List
  • Bar Admissions

    • Florida (2015)
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court of Florida (Middle, Northern)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals (11th Circuit)
  • Professional & Civic Activities

    • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL)
  • Articles & Presentations

    • Co-Author, "Relief for Employers Arrived When High Court Closed Door on Class Arbitration,” Daily Business Review, May 6, 2019
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