Brandon S. Vesely


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770 2nd Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701
United States
Fax: (727) 894-1023

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Brandon S. Vesely has been Florida Bar Board Certified in Appellate Practice since 2009 and has over 20 years of appellate experience in the state and federal courts. Mr. Vesely previously worked as a staff attorney at the Second District Court of Appeal for the late, Honorable Jerry R. Parker. Mr. Vesely presently serves on The Florida Bar’s Appellate Court Rules Committee. In addition to his appellate practice, Mr. Vesely frequently provides litigation support, including drafting and arguing complex and dispositive motions, jury instructions, legal memoranda, and post-trial motions. Mr. Vesely has held an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2004. He was named Legal Elite® by Florida Trend Magazine in 2015. He was also recognized as one of Tampa Bay’s Top Rated Lawyers™ multiple times; as one of the Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay multiple times; as a Super Lawyer℠ rising star in 2009; and as one of the Tampa Bay Review’s 40 under 40 in 2002. Mr. Vesely received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1991 and his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1994. Mr. Vesely is married to his law partner, Shirin M. Vesely, and together they have two children.

Professional and Civic Activities

The American Bar Association

  • Litigation Section, Appellate Practice Committee (2000-present)
  • Executive Planning Committee for ADR Annual Seminar (2000)

The Florida Bar

  • Appellate Court Rules Committee (2001-2007; 2014-present)
  • Appellate Practice Section (1998-present)
  • Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors (2000-2006)
  • Appellate Court Liaison Committee (1999-2002)
  • Program Chair and Moderator for Basic Appellate Advocacy Seminar (2006)
  • Chairman, Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition (2002)

The St. Petersburg Bar Association

  • Member, Executive Committee (2000-2002)
  • Chairman, Appellate Practice Section (2000-2002)
  • Chairman and Founding Member, Young Lawyers Section (1999-2000)
  • Chairman, Law Week (2003)
  • The Barney Masterson Inn of Court (1998-2003)
  • Secretary (2000-2001)
  • Membership Chairman (1999-2000)

The Dartmouth Lawyers Association (2001-2012)

Dartmouth Club of Tampa Bay

Appellate advocacy is an art form.
To be effective, the practitioner must be engaging and persuasive
in as few words as possible. I have worked on perfecting
this skill for over 20 years, and I would be
honored to bring it to your appellate case.