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Brandon Cathey

Co-founder, CEO, and Lead Trial Lawyer

Brandon is known for achieving exceptional results for catastrophically injured clients. Parents who lost their son to a vehicle fire said, “Language cannot adequately express the difference Brandon has made in our lives.” Lawyers who referred a pedestrian struck while crossing the street said, “Mere words are inadequate to convey the true depth of our gratitude for the extraordinary and tireless representation that Brandon afforded [our client].” A lawyer who referred an insurance bad faith case said, “Brandon is a brilliant attorney who possesses not only a comprehensive knowledge of insurance law but also a keen understanding of the procedure. A master strategist, Brandon will ensure his clients' best interests are served.”

Leadership

  • In 2017-18, Brandon served as the President of the Florida State College of Law Alumni Association, initiating the creation of a national and statewide network of local FSU Law alumni associations.

  • In 2018-19, Brandon served as the President of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, improving the quality of its educational seminars, social events, and judicial engagement. Watch Gala Video.

  • Brandon has served as the President of the Taxpayers Against Insurance Bad faith since 2015, testifying to legislative committees in Tallahassee on insurance bad faith issues in Florida. 

  • Brandon has been an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association since graduating from law school in 2004, also serving on its Board of Directors in 2010 as the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyer's appointee.

Seminar Presentations

Brandon has remained at the cutting edge of the law, having consulted with and given seminars to hundreds of lawyers throughout the United States on the challenges facing attorneys who represent catastrophically injured clients. Some of the more notable seminars:

  • “Jury Selection,” Hillsborough County Bar Association State Court Trial Seminar (June 2022)

  • “The Mammal: Letting Love Lead the Way in the Plaintiff's Direct,” FJA Annual Convention Advanced Trial Skills (June 2022)

  • Guest Lecturer in Insurance Law at Stetson Law (October 2022)

  • Demonstration of Direct of a Lay Witness, FJA Al. J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute (October 2022)

  • “Why Do I Need a Civil Remedy Notice?” FJA Civil Remedies Webinar (December 2021)

  • “Million Dollar Mistakes in Auto Cases,”  FJA Masters of Justice: Auto (September 2021)

  • “Multiple Claimant Cases,” FJA Masters of Justice: Insurance & Bad Faith. (Sept. 2019)

  • Guest Lecturer on Mediation at University of Tampa on Mediation University of Tampa's Negotiation Class (2019, 2018, 2015)

  • “Mediation Magic:  Getting the Adjuster to Go All In” (June 2018)

  • “How Do We Get There? The State of the Law on Coblentz Agreement,” FJA Masters of Justice: Bad Faith (October 2017)

  • “Bad Faith Law in Florida,” Tampa Bay Inn of Court (October 2017)

  • “Corporate Greed: How to Find It, How to Prove It in Bad Faith Cases,” FJA Annual Convention (June, 2017)

  • “Improve Your Clients Net Recovery by Challenging the Statutory Formula for Medicaid Reimbursement,” FJA Collateral Sources CLE Webinar (April 2017)

  • “Bad Faith 101,” FJA Personal Injury Bootcamp Webinar Series (April 2017)

  • “The Traps that Kill Great UM Bad Faith” FJA Workhorse Seminar (March 2016)

  • “Don't Let Slippery Insurance Issues Jackknife Your Case,” FJA Masters of Justice (September, 2016)

  • “Insurance Bad Faith Legislative Update,” FJA Annual Convention (June 2015)

Professional Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyer (2010-Present)

  • Best Lawyers in America (2016-present)

  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine (2018)

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2018)

  • “Preeminent” AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell (2012-present)

  • “Superb” 10 out of 10 Rating, Avvo.com (2009 – present)

Education

In 2000, he earned his bachelor's degree, with double majors in English and History, from the University of South Florida. In 2004, Brandon graduated from the Florida State College of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Team, awarded Best Brief among first-year law students who competed to join the moot court team, and chosen to present his oral argument before the Florida Supreme Court as a member of the prestigious “Final Four.” He was also a Co-Champion of the American Bar Association, FSU College of Law Negotiation Competition and was awarded the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award for his efforts to assist the wrongly convicted through the Florida Innocence Project.

Recommendations

  • Go the Extra Mile

    My son was severely injured on his motorcycle when he was hit by a driver who turned into ongoing traffic and smashed into him and his motorcycle. I saw him after the crash and it was one of the worst days of my entire life! I saw him bedridden, I saw him in excoriating pain, and I saw him think ...
  • First Class Attorney

    Mr. Cathey did an excellent job with my case. I was having a hard time dealing with the insurance company and getting nowhere for months. I was about to settle for what they offered me, but a family member referred me to Mr. Cathey. The settlement amount that Mr. Cathey negotiated with the insura...
  • Lucky to Have Lawyers Like You

    The Dossey family is lucky to have lawyers like you. You are both a credit to our profession. Have a great summer.
  • Deepest Gratitude

    To you, we extend our deepest gratitude for the gift of calm, unencumbered grieving. Each inhalation is new and unconstricted, renewing, and propelling.  Language cannot adequately express the difference you have made in our lives… You will never be forgotten and the difference you have made wi...

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