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Vanessa Braeley specializes in civil litigation involving business torts, contract disputes, real estate disputes, corporate law and consumer protection, including bankruptcy. Vanessa excels at developing litigation strategies and has an aggressive approach to motion practice. Her background in complex commercial disputes carries through each area of law she practices. Vanessa has crossover experience in criminal law, and has represented clients facing charges of DUIs, domestic violence, stand-your-ground law and murder. Additionally, Vanessa has worked on several matters involving white collar crime.

Prior to joining NeJame Law, Vanessa ran her own private practice, representing clients in general civil and criminal law.

As a student, Vanessa Braeley attended University of Central Florida, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Legal Studies with a specialization in entertainment and sports law and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. She moved on to graduate Cum Laude from Florida A & M Law School, where she focused on international business law and transactions. During law school, Vanessa was an editor for Law Review and Team Lead of the Law Review Write-On Competition.

Vanessa is contributing author of Orlando Style Magazine’s legal column, and has been published nationally in Create Magazine. Vanessa has been seen on Channel 13 as a legal analyst on various local and national issues, including the Zimmerman trial, as well as legal analyst on worldwide network Aljazeera’s “Inside Story”. Vanessa Braeley dedicates a substantial amount of time to various non-profit organizations, including Pennies from Heaven and Runway to Hope.

Vanessa is licensed to practice in both Florida state and federal court and is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division of OCBA and the Business Law Section of the ABA.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 20%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Contracts: 20%
  5. Corporate: 20%



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  • Elizabeth J. Aires

    Vanessa is a brilliant and creative lawyer with experience representing impressive clients in complex civil and business litigation matters. Her reputation for achieving consistent successful results is well known in the community and I often seek her advice regarding litigation strategy. She is an outstanding attorney and mentor. I highly endorse Attorney Vanessa Braeley.


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  • Paige L Carlos

    Vanessa is devoted to her clients and her practice. I am privileged to call her a colleague. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

NeJame Law

189 South Orange Ave
Suite 1800
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing201106/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum Laude GraduateFlorida A&M College of Law2011
Outstanding Junior Law Review EditorFlorida A&M College of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyNeJame Law2013 - Present
PartnerBraeley & Rygh, P.A.2011 - 2013
ParalegalLaw Offices of Clay Townsend, Esq.2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennies From HeavenCo-Chair2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Orlando Style MagazineFish Tales: A short discussion of fraud in the seafood marketplace2016
Orlando Style MagazineSummer Daze: …Beaches, boating and drinking: What are we really allowed to do?2015
Orlando Style MagazineFriend or Foe? - The Double Life of a Fitness Tracking Device!2015
Orlando Style MagazinePolice Brutality - Women to the Rescue?2015
Orlando Style MagazineWhy Would I Buy My Insurance FROM A DUCK? - The Curiosities of Car Insurance…2015
Orlando Style MagazinePost-Honeymoon Project: Estate Planning for Newlyweds2014
Orlando Style MagazineGive Me A (Tax) Break!2014
Orlando Style MagazineLosing Your Love Nest? - Foreclosure 1012014
Orlando Style MagazineMedical Marijuana - Understanding November’s Ballot2014
JulyOrlando Style Magazine2013
Orlando Style MagazineThe Truth Behind Credit Card Harassment & Debt Negotiation: You Have Rights!2013
Love & the Law: The Realities of Prenuptial AgreementsOrlando Style Magazine2013
JuneOrlando Style Magazine2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida A&M University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of Central FloridaLegal StudiesLegal Studies, specialization in Entertainment2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Zimmerman Trial - Channel 13 Legal AnalystCan Expert Testimony on the 911 Tapes be Allowed in Court? Frye Hearing Scheduled2013
Zimmerman Trial - Channel 13 Legal AnalystImportance of the 911 Call in George Zimmerman's Murder Trial2013
Casey Anthony BankruptcyChannel 13 Legal AnalystN/A