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Brian J. Cabrey is the founder and owner of Cabrey Law, a law firm focusing on the legal needs of children and the injured. Mr. Cabrey’s injury law practice includes representation of plaintiffs in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice, and products and premises liability.  Mr. Cabrey's child advocacy practice includes representation of child victims of physcial and sexual abuse, neglect, and abandonement, juvenile dependency (DCF), juvenile delinquency, and attorney ad litem representation of children.  Mr. Cabrey has obtained multiple settlements on behalf of injured clients in excess of one million dollars.  Mr. Cabrey is also a respected child advocate who frequently represents children pro bono in child abuse, juvenile dependency, and termination of parental rights proceedings.  He advocates for the rights and protection of abused, abandoned, and neglected children, and frequently represents children in civil matters  regarding injuries and damages they sustain from physical and sexual abuse, particularly while in state and institutional care.  Mr. Cabrey has  successfully obtained significant verdicts and recoveries for child victims of physical and sexual abuse, including multi-million dollar settlements, and been involved in landmark litigation of national significance to protect the legal rights of foster children, particularly when they are injured while in state care.  In 2001, Mr. Cabrey was  recognized by the Guardian Ad Litem Program of Florida for his volunteer efforts and dedication to the best interests of abused, neglected, and abandoned children, and named its Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year for Dependency in Duval County.  Mr. Cabrey was recognized and honored in 2007 by Florida’s Children First for his work in child advocacy.  In 2009, Mr. Cabrey was recognized as one of   Florida’s “Legal Elite” in Civil Trial,  a distinction reserved for the top 2% of Florida attorneys as determined by their peers.


Prior to founding Cabrey Law in 2015, Brian J. Cabrey was a partner with the law firm of Zisser, Brown, Nowlis & Cabrey, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida.  Prior to joining the Zisser firm in 2001, Mr. Cabrey was a Senior Attorney and Assistant General Counsel with the State of Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Welfare Legal Services, for District Four in Jacksonville, Florida, serving Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Clay, and Baker counties.  Mr. Cabrey currently volunteers his professional time and skills as a pro bono attorney ad litem for abused, neglected, and abandoned children.  He previously volunteered as a pro bono attorney for the State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program for the Fourth Judicial Circuit.  


Mr. Cabrey is a graduate of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He received his undergraduate degree in 1990 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his law degree in 1993 from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina.  He is a member of The Florida Bar, the Jacksonville Bar Association, and the Catholic Lawyers Guild.  Mr. Cabrey is currently the Chair of the Attorney Ad Litem Subcommittee of the Jacksonville Bar Association.  He previously served as Chair of the Protecting Our Children Section and the Legal Needs of Children Committee of the JBA.  Mr. Cabrey is a former President, Vice-President, and Program Chair of the Catholic Lawyers Guild for the Diocese of St. Augustine.  Mr. Cabrey also served on the board of directors of Florida’s Children First, a statewide, 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan children’s advocacy organization, from 2004 through 2011, and was the organization’s vice-president from 2006 through 2011.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Lumen Entertainment, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Catholic media production company based in Jacksonville, Florida.  Mr. Cabrey has been admitted to practice in all state courts in the State of Florida since 1994, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida since 1996, and was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court in 2006. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    22 years
  2. Child Abuse: 40%
    16 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patricia Lamazares Parker

    I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a committed children's advocate. He is knowledgeable and very experienced.


    Patricia Parker Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cabrey Law

233 East Bay Street
Suite 1010
Jacksonville, FL, 32202


FLMember in Good Standing199406/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida's Legal Elite (Top 2% Civil Trial)Florida Trend Magazine2009
President's Child Advocacy AwardFlorida's Children First2007
Duval County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (Dependency)Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerCabrey Law2015 - Present
PartnerZisser, Brown, Nowlis & Cabrey, P.A.2001 - 2015
Senior AttorneyFlorida Department Of Children & Families2000 - 2001
OwnerLaw Office of Brian J. Cabrey1994 - 2000
Staff Attorney & Senior Title ExaminerEquity Title Southeast1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jacksonville Bar AssociationChair, Attorney Ad Litem Subcommittee2014 - Present
Florida BarN/A1994 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationN/AN/A
Florida's Children FirstN/AN/A
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Jacksonville Justice AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Jacksonville Bar AssociationChair, Legal Needs of Children Committee2013 - 2014
Catholic Lawyers GuildPresident2012 - 2013
Jacksonville Bar AssociationChair, Protecting Our Children Section2012 - 2013
Catholic Lawyers GuildVice President2011 - 2012
Catholic Lawyers GuildProgram Chair2009 - 2011
Florida's Children FirstVice President2006 - 2011
Florida's Children FirstMember, Board of Directors2004 - 2011
Florida's Children FirstChair, Host Commitee, Northeast Florida Child Advocacy Awards2004 - 2011
American Bar AssociationN/A1994 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sexual Abuse of Foster ChildVerdict/Judgment: $788,421.10
Wrongful Death7 figure settlement
Personal InjuryVerdict: $539,538.40
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Beaches MagazineBack to School: 5 Ways to Protect Your Children from Predators2011
Aspatore Book publicationProduct Liability and Personal Injury Lawsuits in the Wake of Toyota: Understanding the Impact of the Toyota recall Legislation2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Miami University of OhioPolitical Science (Sociology Minor)BA - Bachelor of Arts1990
St. Xavier High SchoolCollege PreparatoryHonors Diploma1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Personal Injury LawPersonal Injury 1012013
Attorneys Ad LitemDependency Training for Attorneys Ad Litem2012
Plaintiff's Personal InjuryPlaintiff's Personal Injury from Start to Finish2011
Plaintiff's Personal InjuryPlaintiff's Personal Injury from Start to Finish2010
Dirty Litigation TacticsDirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo" Litigator2010
Legal EthicsLegal Ethics in Florida2009
Legal MalpracticeProtecting Yourself from Legal Malpractice Claims2007
InsuranceInsurance Coverage Litigation2007
Children's RecordsChildren's Records Law in Florida2006
DepositionsTaking and Defending Effective Depositions2005
Foster Care in FloridaFlorida's Foster Care Crisis2003