Kenneth R. Hart

Kenneth R. Hart, both a lawyer and a certified public accountant, joined Ausley McMullen in 1979 and served as Chairman of the firm for decades until his passing on August 19, 2022.

Ken represented clients with a strategic purpose, focusing on their professional and personal goals and risks as if they were his own. In recent years, he focused his practice on commercial litigation, products liability, regulatory and constitutional issues. Ken was among the most highly respected lawyers in Florida as evidenced, in part, by his inclusion in Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame since 2015; and over the years as a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Tax Litigation and Controversy. Ken was also a recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for his service to those in need. Ken was formerly a CPA with Price Waterhouse in Miami. Among many other clients, he served as General Counsel for both the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Leadership Florida.