Allison Kirkwood Simpson

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601 Bayshore Boulevard, Suite 700
Tampa, Florida 33606
Phone: (813) 253-2020 ext. 150
Fax: (813) 251-6711

Allison is a partner in the litigation group. She has nearly a decade of experience in multiple aspects of commercial litigation. Allison regularly represents clients in both federal and state court on a variety of issues, such as contractual disputes, disputes arising out of covenants not to compete and employment contracts, defamation, invasion of privacy, trademark infringement, antitrust violations, and probate and trust disputes. She is also an experienced appellate advocate.

Prior to joining Barnett Kirkwood Koche Long & Foster, P.A., Allison practiced commercial litigation in Tampa at the law firms of Carlton Fields and Thomas & LoCicero. She also served for two years as a federal judicial law clerk for the Honorable Susan C. Bucklew in the Middle District of Florida.

Allison earned her law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where she was a member of the Trial Team. Prior to law school, she graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology. At Stanford, Allison was a member of the Women’s Varsity Swim Team.

Allison is an active member of the Junior League of Tampa. A Tampa native, she lives in Tampa with her husband and two young sons.


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Appellate Law


  • JD, University of Florida, 2010, cum laude
  • BA, Stanford University, 2005


  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida State Courts
  • The Middle District of Florida
  • The Southern District of Florida


  • Co-author, Seeing Stars: Courts and Congress Consider Whether to Knock Out Online Ratings to Defamation Claims, Communications Lawyer, American Bar Association, Vol. 32, No. 3 (Fall 2016).
  • Co-author, Estate Planning: Death Soon After Divorce, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 89, No. 1 (Jan. 2015).
  • Co-author, Nature of the Beast: Recurrent Ethical Issues Confronting Attorneys Attempting to Settle Florida Class Actions, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 86, No. 2 (Feb. 2012).
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