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Andrew (“Andy”) P. Lannon, Esq. is the City Attorney. He is one of only two attorneys in the State of Florida board certified in both Business Litigation and City, County & Local Government Law. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Lannon has worked primarily in the areas of commercial litigation (i.e., business litigation) and appellate advocacy.  Mr. Lannon started his legal career as a staff attorney (law clerk) to the Honorable Peggy A. Quince of the Florida Supreme Court.  At the conclusion of this two-year clerkship, Mr. Lannon joined the Orlando office of the global law firm, Holland & Knight LLP, where he served as a member of its Central Florida Litigation Group.  


Mr. Lannon is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. He has been recognized as a member of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite in 2012, 2013 and 2015 and as a top rated lawyer in commercial litigation by The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine in 2013. He has received a "10.0 Superb" rating from Avvo®.


In the community, Mr. Lannon is a second degree member of the Knights of Columbus. In 2015, he was personally selected to be a member of the prestigious City, County and Local Government Law Section's Executive Council. He further serves as a member of the Florida Bar's Eminent Domain Committee. Locally, he is a member of the Brevard County Bar Association and a Barrister in the Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court, further serving as the Secretary/Treasurer since 2014.  On January 25, 2016, Governor Rick Scott appointed Mr. Lannon to the Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission with a term ending on July 1, 2019.


Mr. Lannon received his B.A. in Classics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and his J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC.  In law school, Mr. Lannon was a member of Moot Court as well as the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy for which he served as the Note and Comment Editor. His comment, Let Him Die with Dignity or Hope for a Cure: The Consequences of Modern Medicine, was published in the Winter 2002 edition.  During law school, Mr. Lannon interned at the United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Policy and at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement.

Mr. Lannon is admitted to practice in the State of Florida; the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern and Middle Districts; and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 


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Practice areas


  1. State & Local Law: 34%
  2. Appeals: 33%
  3. Litigation: 33%

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City Attorney's Office

120 Malabar Road, S.E.
3rd Floor, City Hall Annex
Palm Bay, FL, 32907


FLMember in Good Standing200301/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2015
Board Certified - Business LitigationFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2015
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial LitigationThe American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine2013
Board Certified - City, County & Local Government LawFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2013
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
City AttorneyCity of Palm Bay, Florida2011 - Present
Deputy City AttorneyCity of Palm Bay, FL2008 - Present
AssociateStump, Dietrich, Spears & Norman, P.A.2007 - 2008
AssociateHolland & Knight LLP2005 - 2007
Staff Attorney to Justice Peggy A. QuinceFlorida Supreme Court2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating CommissionMember2016 - Present
Florida Bar, City, County and Local Government Law SectionExecutive Council2015 - Present
Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of CourtSecretary/Treasurer2014 - Present
Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of CourtBarrister2012 - Present
Knights of Columbus2nd Degree Member2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
List of Published Appellate CasesN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and PolicyLet Him Die with Dignity or Hope for a Cure: The Consequences of Modern Medicine2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
College of the Holy CrossClassicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida League of CitiesEthics for Elected Municipal Officers2015
Florida Bar, City, County and Local Government Law SectionTransitioning to a Stand-Alone Self-Insurance Program2015
Florida Bar, City, County and Local Government Law SectionPreserving Attorney Fee Issues and Ethical Considerations Representing Local Governments and Local Government Officials2015
41st Annual Public Employment Labor Relations ForumWhen It's Time to Move on . . . Negotiating Severance Agreement Packages for Public Employees2015
Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of CourtIssues in Property Law2014
Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of CourtInterview of Judge Clarence T. Johnson, Jr., Founder of Inn2013
Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of CourtElectronic Evidence: E-mail, Text & Social Media2013