I am a retired JSO police officer, having proudly served with the agency for 25 years, the last 5 of which were as legal advisor to the agency. I also proudly served for 6 years in the United States Navy as an electronics technician (surface warfare), which is how I ended up moving to Jacksonville in 1986. I grew up as a Navy brat, and was fortunate to spend 9 years of my youth living in Europe (Germany, Scotland and Italy, where I graduated from high school).
I am a pilot and aircraft owner, a scuba diver (former member of the JSO Dive Team) and avid cyclist - primarily mountain biking, but will do "roadie" stuff as well.
I have also been the victim of a nearly fatal personal injury, when the police boat on which i was a passenger crashed into a bridge piling at 30 mph causing me to experience severe facial injuries and a broken neck. So, when I tell my injured clients that I know what they are dealing with, I really mean it!
Languages Spoken: Russian
Licensed since 2005
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Dean's Scholar||Florida Coastal School of Law||2005|
|Semi-finalist||Orseck Moot Court Competition||2004|
|Reserve Officer of the Year||Jacksonville Sheriff's Office||1989|
|Attorney/Manager||The Brunet Firm, LLC||2012 - Present|
|Officer/Legal Advisor||The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office||1986 - 2012|
|Electronics Technician||United States Navy||1981 - 1988|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Jacksonville Justice Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Florida Association of Police Attorneys||President||2007 - 2012|
|International Association of Chiefs of Police, Legal Officers Section||Member||2007 - Present|
|Florida Sheriffs Association, Legal Officers Section||Member||2007 - 2012|
|Florida Bar||Member||2005 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2012|
|Chester Bedell American Inn of Court||Barrister||2004 - Present|
|Fraternal Order of Police||Member||1986 - Present|
|University of North Florida||Public Administration||MPA||2015|
|Institute of Analytic Interviewing||Analytic Interviewing||Certificate||2010|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||Law||J.D.||2004|
|University of North Florida||Criminal Justice/Political Science||Bachelor's Degree||1998|
|Florida Community College at Jacksonville||Law Enforcement||Police Certification||1986|
|Panel discussion||Militarization of the police||2015|