Brandon S. Vesely

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Saint Petersburg, FL

The Florida Appellate Firm P.A.
 | 111 2nd Ave NE, Suite 703
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-823-5000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate
Attorney Profile

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 20 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 1991 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.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Vesely serves on The Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee as well as on the organization's appellate practice section. He was also heavily involved with the St. Petersburg Bar Association, serving on the association's appellate practice section, which he founded over 15 years ago. He also served a six-year term on The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Board of Governors.

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.

 
Practice Areas

Appellate (100%)

Appellate (100%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Appeals

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2009

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Brandon Vesely

Admitted: 1994, Florida

Honors/Awards:

  • 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

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
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Comments

  • “He is a great appellate attorney.”
  • “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.”

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

Office Location for Brandon S. Vesely

111 2nd Ave NE
Suite 703
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-823-5000

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Last Updated: 4/25/2019

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