Kenneth J. Joyce is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Lewis Brisbois and Co-Chair of the firm’s National Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. Mr. Joyce is an accomplished trial attorney with over 25 years of litigation experience representing entities and individuals in high stakes business litigation. He has represented clients in federal and state litigation in a wide range of industries throughout Florida and the United States. Mr. Joyce also serves as outside corporate counsel to several organizations providing assistance with risk management, employment, internal & corporate investigations and compliance. He has extensive experience in handling contract disputes, claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, shareholder and partner disputes, trademark and trade secret litigation, marine industry matters and the defense of employment claims. He also represents business owners, officers, and directors in connection with internal and external claims.

Mr. Joyce is rated AV Preeminent ® by Martindale Hubbell, the highest peer rating standard. Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite™ and Florida Super Lawyers have repeatedly recognized him in the area of business litigation, and since 2016 he has been named to The Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers every year. Avvo rates Mr. Joyce as 10.0 out of 10.0. He is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel,  a prestigious organization whose limited membership is by invitation only following an extensive review selection process. 

Mr. Joyce is proud of his extensive involvement in the legal community. Recently, Mr. Joyce was appointed by the Florida Governor to the Judicial Nominating Commission for Florida’s 17th Judicial Circuit and served as its Chair. He served as the first appointed Chair of the Florida Supreme Court’s Professionalism Panel for the 17th Circuit. Mr. Joyce served as the Central District elected member of the Board of Directors of the Broward County Bar Association. Mr. Joyce was a board member and past President of the Broward Inn of Court, past Chair of the Florida Bar Statewide Advertising Committee and current member of the Constitutional Judiciary Committee. He has served as a board member for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, the Ann Storck Center and the City of Coral Springs Board of Adjustment. 

Offices Held

  • Chair, 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (2020)
  • Elected Central District Representative Broward County Bar Association
  • Chair, Florida Bar Statewide Advertising Committee (2014)
  • Chair, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel (2013 - 2017)
  • Past President and Board Member, Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court
  • Member, Florida Bar Constitutional Judiciary Committee (2014-2020)


  • Member, 17th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (2017 - present)
  • City of Coral Springs Board of Adjustment (2001 - 2015)

Community Activities

  • Past Member of the Broward County National Adoption Day Committee
  • Past Member, Broward Health Children’s Advisory Council
  • Past Director, Childrens' Diagnostic and Treatment Center
  • Past Member, Coral Springs Board of Adjustment 

Recent Transactions

Represented seller in sale of $77 million Florida real estate portfolio.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit



United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal

United States District Court Southern District of Florida

United States District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Florida Supreme Court Professionalism Panel, Past Chair 
  • Broward County Bar Association, Board Member
  • Florida Yacht Brokers Association
  • Florida Independent Colleges and Universities Risk Management Association
  • American Inn of Court, Past President
  • Florida Bar Constitutional Judiciary Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar Statewide Advertising Committee, Past Chair

Awards & Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 & 2024 — Commercial Litigation
  • Named Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers (2016 - 2022)
  • Rated AV® Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell
  • Named by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine as Super Lawyer in Business Litigation (2011 - 2022)
  • Named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation (2011 - 2022)
  • Leadership Ft. Lauderdale Class II


Nova Southeastern University School of Law

Juris Doctor

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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