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Ernest H. Kohlmyer
Skip - Lorman Distinguished Faculty

Ernest H. "Skip" Kohlmyer, III focuses his practice primarily on disputes and litigation relating to commercial and corporate transactions, commercial litigation including domestic antitrust and international competition, business transactions, and international commercial arbitration. Mr. Kohlmyer was named one of "Orlando's Attorneys of the Year 2021" in an article published by the Orlando Style Magazine.


He is a former partner of an international law firm concentrating on legal matters for German and Austrian citizens transacting business within the United States. Within the past ten years, he has earned two Master of Law Degrees (LL.M.) in international business transactions, global antitrust, and economics.   

Mr. Kohlmyer is a highly experienced federal litigator in commercial disputes, commercial transactions, consumer protection statutes, and civil rights and constitutional law issues. For thirty years, he has served as lead counsel in landmark cases relating to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He has represented creditor corporations, collection agencies, debt buyers, and credit reporting agencies.  Many of his clients are national medical billing and collection entities. He has presented seminars to numerous trade associations and professional organizations such as the Florida Bar,  the Federal Bar Association, Lorman Education, the National Business Institute, and MyLawCLE.

Mr. Kohlmyer is a licensed practicing attorney in the federal and state courts in Florida, Georgia, New York, Montana, and Utah. He is also awaiting admission to practice in Wyoming. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of International Trade.​

He is a long-standing member of the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International), 
serving in leadership positions and speaking regularly at industry and continuing legal education conferences.


George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Arlington, Virginia

LL.M. Global Antitrust and Economics

Conferred May 2023


Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland

In coordination with Universität Salzburg and Boston University

LL.M. (Master of Laws) Transnational Commercial Practice

Conferred April 2014, with High Honors (summa cum laude)


University of Dayton

School of Law; Dayton, Ohio

J.D. (Juris Doctorate)

Conferred May 1991


Florida State University

College of Business; Tallahassee, Florida

B.S. Multinational Business Operations

Minor in German Language Studies

Dean’s List

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Conferred May 1988



Admitted, Florida Bar, 1997

Admitted, State Bar of Georgia, 1991

Admitted, New York State Bar, 2017

Admitted, State Bar of Utah, 2023

Admitted, State Bar of Montana, 2023

Admitted, State Bar of Wyoming, 2024


United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, for the District of Columbia

United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida

United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia

United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

United States Court of International Trade

Georgia Supreme Court

Georgia Court of Appeals


President, Florida Collector’s Association,  2021-2022

Chairman, Industry Advancement Fund Committee, 2021-2022

Member, ACA International, Council of Delegates, April 2014 – 2015

Member, ACA International, Council of Delegates, 2021 - 2022

Member, ACA International, State Committee Liaison, 2013 -Present

Member, ACA International, Legislative Council, 2005 - 2013

Member, ACA International, MAP Committee, 2002 - 2005, Chairman (2005)

Member, ACA International, Education Foundation Committee

Member, ACA International, Members Attorney Program

Member, ACA International Foundation, Board of Directors

ACA International, Designation Recipient: Scholar


International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Arbitrator, International Commercial Transactions

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