David A. Neblett | James Perry | F. David Famulari | Gino J. Butto | James M. Mahaffey III
Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies, December 31, 1978; admitted to bar, 2006, Florida; 2009, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern & Middle Districts of Florida; U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Education: Eckerd College (B.A. 2002); St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D. 2006). Member: The Florida Bar (Member, Young Lawyers Division), Dade County Bar Association, Caribbean Bar Association, The New York State Bar Association, The Trinidad & Tobago – U.S.A. Chamber of Commerce.
Brendan earned a degree in Political Science from Eckerd College. After interning at the United Nations in Washington, D.C., Brendan earned his Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law where he was active as President of the St. Thomas University chapter of the International Law Society. Brendan also had the honor of being asked to participate in the Peter T. Fay Inn of Court, an organization modeled after the British system of training young "barristers," or trial lawyers, which is committed to improving the practice of law.
During law school, Brendan clerked for two Miami-Dade County judges and interned at BP Trinidad & Tobago. In his final year in law school, Brendan clerked for a respected Miami maritime law firm in downtown Miami, where he continued gaining experience in Admiralty law as a full time Associate Attorney upon graduation. Brendan has experience in a variety of Admiralty matters, including limitation of liability matters, maritime personal injury and wrongful death and maritime insurance defense.
When not in the office, Brendan enjoys boating, traveling and SCUBA diving, amongst other pursuits.