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Bryan R. Cleveland


Bryan R. Cleveland is a commercial trial lawyer with diversified complex litigation experience in both State and Federal jurisdictions. Mr. Cleveland has litigated cases in the areas of business disputes, health care disputes including representation of hospitals, physician groups, and other health care providers, securities fraud attorney and accountant professional malpractice, employment, officer and director liability, computer-related issues such as “cybersquatting” and software piracy, trademark and property rights, product liability, and a broad range of business torts, including interference, business defamation, fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices. Mr. Cleveland has argued extensively in State and Federal courts, before administrative judges, and in arbitrations and mediations. His practice includes complex litigation, including multi-district litigation and class actions. Mr. Cleveland tried cases in the State and Federal courts, and has conducted several in-house litigation skills training programs. He has given speeches and seminars in insurance and employment matters, and has been repeatedly selected as a judge for the University of Miami Moot Court competition.

Areas of Practice:
Commercial Disputes
Health Care
Professional Malpractice
Insurance Claims
Employment Law

Education:
Georgetown University, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Dean’s List, 1982
Virginia Tech, Master in Business Administration, 1988
University of Virginia, J.D., 1988

Bar Admissions:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1989
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1992
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1989
Florida Supreme Court, 1988
Florida, 1988

Publications:
“The Non-compete Clause: Balk at Your Own Risk,” New York Times, January 21, 2007
“Solutions to the Never-ending FMLA Conundrums: Recent Developments,” Council on Education in Management, 2004
“Burgeoning Issues on the Employment Law Horizon: Identity Theft Crisis, Military Leave Minefield and More!,” Council on Education in Management, 2004
“FLSA and State Wage and Hour Update 2003; Avoiding the Legal Landmines,” Council on Education in Management, 2003 Speaking Engagements: “Getting & Keeping Insurance in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma,” Panel member, Broward Master Brokers Forum, 2005
“How Insurance Affects Our Market,” Panel member, Miami Master Brokers Forum, 2006
“Hiring with Confidence – Legal Perspective,” sponsored by Kroll, Inc., 2004

Distinctions/Awards:
Law Clerk, Honorable Sidney M. Arovonvitz, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1988-89
“Top Lawyers,” South Florida Legal Guide
“The Best Lawyers in America”
“A/V” Top Rating, Martindale Hubble
A/V Rated, the highest recognition given for professional excellence and integrity, Martindale Hubblel

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