Adam Brandon

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Tallahassee Office

215 S. Monroe Street, Suite 320, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Prior to joining Lawson Huck Gonzalez, PLLC, Mr. Brandon served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps as the Command Judge Advocate at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. In that capacity, he led a legal team that provided high-visibility general counsel advice to the Installation Commanding Officer as well as 110 major and mid-level commands on military justice, fiscal law, ethics, Freedom of Information Act requests, public-private venture housing, investigations, and regulatory compliance. He previously practiced as a criminal defense attorney before courts-martial and administrative hearings. 

An Iraq War Veteran, Mr. Brandon deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, where he worked with Iraqi judges and attorneys to prosecute cases against 130 Iraqi detainees. As a liaison to the Central Criminal Court of Iraq, he directed cases for offenses such as murder, terrorism, kidnapping, and torture. He also mentored Iraqi judges and attorneys on the use of forensic evidence and international legal norms. 

Mr. Brandon continues his military service as a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserves. 

EDUCATION

Wheaton College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004 

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007 

U.S. Naval War College, M.A. Defense and Strategic Studies, 2018 (with Highest 

Distinction) 

BAR ADMISSIONS

The Florida Bar Association

Jacksonville Bar Association

Georgia Bar Association

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • Florida Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star” (Business Litigation), 2017-2022
  • Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch (Commercial Litigation), 2022-2024
  • Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch (Alternative Dispute Resolution), 2024
  • RADM Hugh Howell Award for Excellence (Best Junior Officer – East Coast)
  • Executive Editor, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Three Awards)
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal