About Chad Brazzeal

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Chad Brazzeal is a full-time mediator and arbitrator. He is available for both in-person and virtual (Zoom, Webex) mediations and arbitrations across the state of Florida.

Mr. Brazzeal is board-certified in civil trial law. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation and has tried numerous cases to verdict. He now uses his litigation and courtroom experience to assist parties in resolving their dispute outside of the courtroom.

Mr. Brazzeal is available to help resolve a wide range of civil disputes including automobile accidents, slip/trip and fall accidents, medical malpractice claims, commercial/business disputes, hurricane claims, and property damage disputes.

Experience

Mr. Brazzeal has practiced law in Florida for over 16 years. He began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the State of Florida where he prosecuted criminal offenses in Collier County. He then joined a large insurance defense law firm where he defended healthcare providers in medical malpractice litigation and Florida Department of Health investigations. Mr. Brazzeal later joined a large personal injury law firm with offices nationwide and became a partner in the South Florida office. While at the firm, he represented injured individuals and their families in several types of cases including medical malpractice, Engle tobacco litigation, automobile accident, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Education

  • Juris Doctor Cum Laude from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law.
  • Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Honors from the University of Florida.
  • Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication with Honors from the University of Florida.
  • Graduate of Pace High School in Pace, Florida.

Certification

  • Board-certified in civil trial law by The Florida Bar.
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator.  Mediator Number 38576R.
  • Qualified Florida arbitrator permitted to handle both binding and non-binding arbitrations.
  • Licensed Florida attorney permitted to practice law in all Florida state courts.  Florida Bar Number 11771.
  • Permitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Involvement

  • Currently serves as a member of The Florida Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee.
  • Member of The Florida Bar and the Collier County Bar Association.
  • Previously coached a high school mock trial team in Naples, Florida.
  • Served as an adjunct professor of law at Ave Maria School of Law (approximately 2011 to 2014).

Recognition

Mr. Brazzeal is board-certified by The Florida Bar in civil trial law. He has been “evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise.” According to The Florida Bar:

  • Board certification is Florida’s official, independent determination of a lawyer’s expertise to practice in a specialty field of law. It is the gold standard for Florida lawyers, representing a recognition by a lawyer’s peers that they have attained a level of professional expertise in their chosen fields.
  • Each board-certified lawyer undergoes a rigorous peer-review process that assesses competence in a specialty field, as well as professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.
    Certification requires lawyers to pass a comprehensive examination that evaluates a high level of knowledge, skills, and expertise in a specialty field.
  • Board-certified lawyers have dedicated themselves to achieving a heightened level of excellence through character, professionalism, ethics, and credibility in the practice of law.
  • As of 2021, 7% of eligible Florida Bar members – fewer than 5,500 lawyers – have earned board certification in one or more of the 27 specialty areas.

Additionally, Mr. Brazzeal has an AV Preeminent® rating, the highest peer rating standard, from Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating signifies that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.  AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are Certification Marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

Finally, Mr. Brazzeal was selected for inclusion on the Florida Rising Stars list by Florida Super Lawyers magazine from 2012 to 2017.

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Chad T. Brazzeal, Esquire

8301 Laurel Lakes Way
Naples, FL 34119
(239) 821-0069 Phone
Chad@BrazzealMediation.com