Brandon S. Vesely

Top rated Appellate attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida

The Florida Appellate Firm P.A.
Brandon S. Vesely
The Florida Appellate Firm P.A.

Practice Areas: Appellate; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1994

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
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The Florida Appellate Firm P.A.

4020 Park St N
Suite 201-B
St. Petersburg, FL 33709 Visit website


Attorney Brandon S. Vesely is the founding partner of The Florida Appellate Firm, P.A. in St. Petersburg, Florida. Certified in appellate practice by The Florida Bar since 2009, Mr. Vesely has earned a reputation as one of the top appellate attorneys in the state. He has more than 25 years of experience helping clients win numerous appeals of prior rulings involving a wide range of legal matters, including civil and business litigation, family law, creditors' rights, evictions, and more.

Along with maintaining a successful appellate practice, Mr. Vesely routinely provides litigation support for other attorneys, including drafting dispositive motions, jury instructions, legal memoranda, and post-trial motions.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Vesely obtained his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1994. He is admitted to practice before all the Florida state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida as well as before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 11th Circuits.

Mr. Vesely is highly active in the legal community.  He served twelve years on The Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee. He served a six-year term on The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Board of Governors. He is a longtime member of The Florida Bar's Appellate Practice Section.  He is also heavily involved with the St. Petersburg Bar Association, serving on the association's appellate practice section, which he founded over 20 years ago.  He is also a member of the Barney Masterson Inn of Court.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Vesely has earned an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell each year since 2004, and Florida Trend magazine voted him among the state's Legal Elite in 2015. In addition, Tampa Bay Magazine named him as one of the Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay multiple times, and the Tampa Bay Review voted him among the area's Top 40 Under 40 in 2002.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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First Admitted: 1994, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section, Member, 1998-present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, Chairman, 2000-present
  • Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules Committee, 2001-2007; 2014-present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, Member
  • Florida Bar
  • The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Board of Governors, 2002-2008
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2004
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star®, 2009
  • One of the Tampa Bay Review’s 40 under 40, 2002
  • Recognized as Legal Elite® by Florida Trend Magazine, 2015
  • One of Tampa Bay’s Top Rated Lawyers™ multiple times
  • Inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers®, 2016
  • One of the Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay® multiple times
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Appellate Specialist, 2009

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“He is a great appellate attorney.”

“Highly skilled, ethical, and successful”

“Brandon has a unique knack for spotting and highlighting issues that he knows the court will want to address and resolve. He attacks those issues artfully and skillfully.”

“Very skilled, diligent, and ethical.”

“He is a board certified appellate attorney. In his legal briefs, he clearly articulates an in depth analysis of the issues that win the day. This has attributed to much of his success.”

“Brandon is a highly skilled expert in the field of appellate law. His long and vast experience with oral arguments and appellate briefs has contributed to his recognition as a specialist in this area. His skill, conscientiousness, and careful attention to his clients needs has earned him a strong reputation.”

Office location for Brandon S. Vesely

4020 Park St N
Suite 201-B
St. Petersburg, FL 33709

Phone: 727-823-5000


8 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2009

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