Before becoming a lawyer, Joseph E. Brooks was a helicopter pilot in an Air Calvary Squadron in the U.S. Army from 1982-1987. He was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, as well as a U.S. Army Honorable Discharge in December 1987. In 1986, he received his MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeuronautical University.
Joseph graduated first in his class from the University of Florida College of Law in 1990 with high honors. He has been awarded Order of the Coif, the McDonald Prize, Gertrude Brick Law Review Prize, International Law Scholarship Award, Honors in Legal Research and Writing, and an "AV" rating through Martindale Hubble -- a peer rating based on evaluations of other lawyers for preeminent legal abilities and highest ethical standards. He has trial experience in Pensacola, Tallahassee, Panama City, Appalachicola, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, Jacksonville, Ocala, and Gainesville, Florida, and currently belongs to the firm Brooks & Dunmire. He has authored and co-authored many publications including a chapter in The Defense Speaks entitled "Direct Examination of Defendant's Damages Expert." . He has also lectured to professionals for seminars in Florida, Georgia, New York, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Louisiana, and Illinois, and Canada on numerous legal and medical topics.
Joseph is a member of the Florida Bar as well as all State Courts, all three Federal District Courts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was on the Board of Directors for the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and was President from 2010-2011. He was the chairman of the Florida Bar Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 2B in 2012. (Attorney Discipline.) He is also the President Elect for the American Board of Trial Advocates, Tallahassee, Florida Chapter. He is on the Editorial Board for the Trial Advocate Quarterly and has regularly coached teams at the Florida State University's College of Law Mock Trial teams since 2011.
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This is actually one of the easiest referrals I can write. Having litigated against Joseph who knows how many times in 20 years, I can openly and honestly say even when opposing him, there is never a doubt of his honesty and sincerity. A man of his word whose opinion I wholeheartedly trust. No matter what side of the coin you retain him to represent you, consider it the best choice.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1991||06/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Order of the Coif||Order of the Coif||1990|
|Gertrude Brick Prize||Florida Law Review||1990|
|McDonald Prize||University of Florida||1990|
|Davis Scholar||University of Florida||1990|
|International Scholarship||Florida Bar||1989|
|Managing Partner||Brooks & Dunmire, PLLC||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||President-Elect Tallahassee Chapter||2013 - Present|
|Florida Defense Lawyers Association||Past President||2011 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Trial Advocate Quarterly||Editorial Board||1995 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Grievance Committe B||Chairman||2012 - 2012|
|Florida Bar, Grievance Committe B||Member||2010 - 2012|
|Phi Kappa Phi||N/A||1990 - 1990|
|Trial Advocate Quarterly||"Voir Dire Essentials 2010"||2010|
|Trial Advocate Quarterly||"Voir Dire Essentials 2009"||2009|
|Trial Advocate Quarterly||"Medical Malpractice: The Federal Tort Claims Action -- An Elusive Exclusive Remedy?"||2000|
|41, Florida Law Review||"Jurisprudence: The New Haven School and the Emergence of Secondary Authority -- Is Number Two Trying Harder?"||1989|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Leon County Civic Center Rotary Club||BP Oil Spill Claims for Business Economic Losses||2013|
|Central Florida Medical Group Managers Association Conference||Affordable Care Act -- Effects on Physicians' Practice||2013|
|Florida Liability Claims Conference||Cross Examination of Medical Experts||2010|
|AIG New York Risk Management Seminar||Insurer Bad Faith||2002|