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Kathleen L. Crotty
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Ms. Crotty graduated from Jacksonville University in 1980 with a B.A. in Accounting. She earned her Master's of Business Administration in Finance from University of Florida in 1984, and her Juris Doctor degree from University Of Florida College of Law in 1992. After earning her Master's degree, she joined the rm of Price Waterhouse as a senior accountant where she earned her certification as a certified public accountant.

While in law school, she served as tax editor of the University of Florida Law Review, was inducted into the Order of the Coif and received the Alumni Scholarship Award at her graduation in 1992. Following graduation, Ms. Crotty returned to the Daytona Beach area and began practicing law at the rm founded by her father, Ambassador E William Crotty, and went on to co-found Crotty and Bartlett, PA in 1999. The former chairperson of the United Way Foundation Board, she continues to chair the Foundation's Bylaws Committee and the Herbert M. Davidson Award committee. In addition, she also currently serves on the board of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum, and is a member of the Halifax Civic League, the Daytona Beach Rotary Club, Hillside Cemetery Association and the Checkered Flag Committee at Daytona International Speedway. Ms. Crotty served on the Hailfax Humane Society Leadership Team, the Board of Counselors for Bethune-Cookman University for ten years and was a chairperson of the organization in 1999. She has taught at several locations for the National Business Institute and was a featured speaker at the 2015 United Way Foundation Symposium.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning 35%
  • Trust Administration 20%
  • Probate 20%
  • Business Succession Planning 15%
  • Business Formation 10%

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1992
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2006


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 1992
  • University of Florida, Florida
    • Masters of Business Administration - 1984
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1980
    • Major: Accounting


  • Seminars in estate planning and drafting trusts
  • Taught business law at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1992 to 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Volusia County Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Volusia County Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Past Employment Positions

  • Crotty and Bartlett, PA, Partner, 1999 to 2016
  • Black, Crotty, Sims, Hubka, Bartlett, Birch and Samuels, Partner, 1992 to 1999
  • Mazda Motors of America East, Tax Manager, 1986 to 1989
  • Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Senior Accountant, 1982 to 1986


  • Alpha Delta Phi