Gurley Herbert Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Brandt A. Carlson


601 South Osprey Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Direct: 941.556.1483
Fax: 941.365.2916
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Brandt Carlson joined Gurley Herbert as a litigation associate in June 2018, when he relocated his legal practice from Panama City to Sarasota. Brandt’s prior litigation experience includes a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from commercial, construction, and complex civil defense to judgment collection and employment law. His primary exposure has been in handling insurance defense, commercial disputes, and construction defect litigation throughout north Florida, where he has practiced since August 2015.

Brandt received his J.D. from the University of Florida, cum laude, in May 2015. During his time at the University of Florida, Brandt served as an editor for the Florida Journal of International Law and as an advocate on the prestigious Florida Moot Court Team, where he received the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy. As a law student, Brandt spent his summers clerking for the Honorable Steven D. Merryday in the Middle District of Florida and interning for small firms specializing in first-party insurance litigation, employment law, and personal injury matters.

Brandt also pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where he majored in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Philosophy. He graduated summa cum laude in May 2011 after publishing his senior thesis on election turnout in the United States.

Brandt was raised in Riverview, Florida, and has lived and worked in multiple locations throughout the Sunshine State. In his free time, Brandt enjoys traveling, movies, and the great outdoors.

Additional Info

  • Practices
    • Business and Commercial Litigation
    • Insurance Defense
    • Condominium Law
    • Employment Law
    • Contracts and Business disputes
    • Construction Law
  • Education
    • University of Florida, BA, summa cum laude, 2011
    • University of Florida, JD, cum laude, 2015
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Florida State Courts
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (pending)
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (pending)
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    • Book Awards in Trial Practice and Legal Writing
    • University of Florida Moot Court Team
    • Dean’s List Scholar 2012-2015

    Professional Activities

    • Member, Bay County Bar Association
    • Member, Sarasota County Bar Association (pending)
    • Member, The Florida Bar

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