Edward J. Kinberg

Mr. Kinberg began his career as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corp (JAG) of the United States Army. His assignments included serving as a contract trial attorney in Washington, DC with the U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division representing the Army in complex contract disputes throughout the United States. He also served as Deputy Chief of Contract Law and Procurement Fraud Coordinator for Headquarters, U.S. Army, Europe during the first Gulf War and as a Senior Contract Attorney with Army Aviation & Troop Command.

Following his military career, Mr. Kinberg entered private practice in Florida. In 1996, he opened his own law firm with his practice focused on Government Contract Law, Construction Law and Commercial Law. He assists individuals and businesses with issues involving contract formation, business questions, formations and disputes, construction issues, bid protests, interpreting terms and conditions, preparing and submitting claims and litigating simple or complex disputes before Federal Courts, Florida Courts, Federal Agencies and State Agencies.

Mr. Kinberg is certified by the Florida Bar Association as an expert in Construction Law and he is a Certified Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator in the State of Florida. He has also been named a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association, has published chapters in books on the topic of Government Contracting and is a business law columnist for Florida Today.

In addition to his legal practice, he believes it is important to actively support his client's interests through involvement in professional associations. Since first opening his practice, Mr. Kinberg has been an active member and served as an officer in numerous organizations supporting the federal procurement industry, the construction industry and the community.

Mr. Kinberg has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout Florida and before the Court of Federal Claims, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Government Accountability Office.

Bar Admissions/Associations

US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
US Court of Federal Claims
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Florida Supreme Court
Missouri Supreme Court
Boards of Contract Appeal Bar Association
Brevard Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
American Bar Association, Member Federal Procurement and Construction Law Sections
Federal Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association
Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association
National Contract Management Association
Associated Builders & Contractors
Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard County


Juris Doctor, University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, 1978
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Social Science, Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 1975

Board Certified Construction Law Attorney, The Florida Bar, 2005
Certified Mediator, State of Florida, 2001
Qualified Arbitrator, State of Florida, 2003
Appellate Mediator, Supreme Court of Florida, 2011

Military Education
US Army Command and General Staff College, Correspondence Course, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1989
US Army Judge Advocate General’s Graduate School, Charlottesville, VA, Military Law Studies, focus on Federal Procurement Law, 1986
US Army Judge Advocate General’s Basic Course, 1978

Honors and Awards

Fellow, National Contract Management Association
National Business Partner Award, National Academy Foundation
Small Business of the Year, Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
Distinguished Service Award, Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
Community Service Award, Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
Commitment to Education Award, Melbourne-Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility
Top-Notch Mediator Award, Florida State Hurricane Mediation Program
Outstanding Advocate Award, Florida Institute of Technology
Outstanding Chapter Fellow Award, NCMA, Cape Canaveral Chapter
Finalist, Florida Today Volunteer Recognition Award
Community Service Award, Brevard Paralegal Association
Beam Club, Associated Builders and Contactors

Community/Professional Service

State of Florida, Building Construction Industry Advisory Committee
Brevard County School District, Superintendent's Budget Advisory Committee
Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
Chamber Education Foundation, Board of Directors
Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors
Florida Institute of Technology – Construction Industry Advisory Board
Hacienda Girl's Ranch, Board of Directors
Business Partners Council, Melbourne High School, Academy of Business and Finance
Business Partners Council, Palm Bay High School, Academy of Construction and Design
Business Partners Council, Viera High School, Academy of Business and Finance