Brandon S. Vesely

Brandon S. Vesely handles all aspects of appellate litigation in state and federal court, including brief writing and oral argument. He also provides litigation support, including drafting and arguing complex pre-trial motions, case dispositive motions, jury instructions and post-trial motions. Mr. Vesely is board certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar and holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He was recognized in the National Law Journal as one of Tampa’s Top Lawyer’s in 2012. He was also recognized in Tampa Bay Magazine as one of Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers in 2010. He was selected by Florida Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the field of appellate law in 2009. And he was selected as one of the "40 under 40" by the Tampa Bay Review in 2002.

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
    • Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors (2000-2006)
    • Appellate Practice Section (1998-present)
    • Appellate Court Rules Committee (2001-2007)
    • 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, 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-present)
  • Everton Florida Youth Soccer, Coordinator and Coach (2005-present)
  • Dartmouth Club of Tampa Bay


Mr. Vesely attended Dartmouth College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 with a double major in Geography and Visual Arts.  Mr. Vesely also played on Dartmouth's Ivy League football team and was a member of the Chi Gamma Epsilon Fraternity.   He then attended Stetson University College of Law where he earned a Juris Doctorate degree in 1994.  Thereafter, Mr. Vesely served as a staff attorney for the Honorable Jerry R. Parker of the Second District Court of Appeals for the State of Florida from 1997 through 1998.  Mr. Vesely is married to Shirin M. Vesely, and together they have two daughters.  Mr. Vesely is currently the coordinator and manager of his daughters' soccer teams.

Reported decisions

Mr. Vesely’s reported appellate decisions include: