Bryant Applegate


Orlando Office

4705 South Apopka Vineland Road, Suite 210 Orlando, Florida 32819

Arthur Bryant Applegate is a distinguished legal expert renowned for his extensive knowledge and impactful contributions in government law, ethics, and housing reform across the United States. With a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, he has showcased exceptional legal ability and ethical standards throughout his career. Applegate’s federal experience includes serving as Senior Counsel at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he reported directly to the Secretary and played a pivotal role in HUD’s America’s Affordable Communities Initiative. His efforts led to the development of innovative housing policies and regulatory reforms, addressing critical issues such as affordable housing accessibility and post-disaster recovery, notably during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

As County Attorney for Seminole County Government, Applegate provided invaluable legal counsel to the Board of County Commissioners and oversaw a team of attorneys and support staff. His expertise extends beyond federal roles, having served as Ethics Advisor in the Office of the Counsel to the President of the United States. Here, he rendered legal opinions on ethics compliance to high-ranking officials and evaluated conflict-of-interest matters. Applegate’s commitment to ethics education is evident through his creation of ethics courses and annual training sessions for government officials, ensuring ethical conduct across various levels of governance.

Recognized for his exceptional contributions, Applegate has received numerous accolades, including the Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award and the Saint Thomas More Award. His dedication to pro bono work and community service, such as establishing programs for seriously ill children and organizing emergency homeless shelters, underscores his commitment to making a positive impact beyond the courtroom. With a wealth of experience, accolades, and a reputation for excellence, Arthur Bryant Applegate continues to be a driving force in shaping ethical governance and advocating for accessible housing solutions nationwide.

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Shepard Broad College of Law | Nova Southeastern University, 1980

Davis and Elkins College, Bachelor of Science, 1977


United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Florida Supreme Court