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Bjorn Erik Brunvand

Federal crime Attorney at Clearwater, FL

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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Bjorn

Learn Bjorn’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    40%
    My office has represented individuals and corporations facing the threat of prosecution and /or actual prosecution in Federal Courts in Florida and elsewhere in the United States. Charges include white collar fraud offenses involving medicare/medicaid, insurance, mail, defense contracting, mortgage, bank and copyright violations. Other charges include international and domestic drug trafficking, organized crime, murder, robbery, RICO, and human trafficking.

    34 years, 200 cases

  2. Violent crime
    20%
    A sample of violent crimes that my client's have faced includes capital murder, sexual battery, child pornography, burglary, robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and DUI Manslaughter. These cases are frequently resolved with pleas to lesser charges, but it is not unusual for these cases to end up in jury trials.

    35 years, 400 cases

  3. White collar crime
    20%
    A representative sample of the white collar cases include various fraud cases involving defense contracting, insurance, medicare, medicaid, banking, mortgage, investments, copyright violations, computers and the internett. These cases are most frequently prosecuted in Federal Courts but on a regular basis are also prosecuted in State Courts.

    35 years, 100 cases

  4. Drug Crime
    13%

    35 years, 400 cases

  5. DUI and DWI
    5%
    My office has represented individuals charged with DUI/DWI charges ranging from simple first time DUI's to DUI manslaughter. Due to admimistrative sanctions of your driver's license, it is critical that you consult with an experienced DUI defense attorney preferrably within days of your arrest or notification that you may face an arrest, but no later than nine days from your arrest.

    35 years, 400 cases

  6. Juvenile law
    2%
    Generally, my clients in juvenile court are facing a potential adult prosecution and frequently our goal is to try to persuade the prosecutor that the case is not appropriate for filing in adult court or to persuade the court that the child in adult court should be sentenced to juvenile sanctions to avoid a permanent adult record.

    35 years, 50 cases

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Photos and videos

New Day - CNN
Working in Bogota, Colombia - international criminal defense
Dinner meeting with attorney Mario Mancipe and his wife while on business in Bogota, Colombia
Meeting with client and attorneys in Kiev, Ukraine, December 2021 - #international criminal defense
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Location

Bjorn Erik Brunvand
615 Turner St
Clearwater, FL, 337565314
Brunvand Wise, P.A.
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
expert on Florida drunk driving law
I retained Atty. Brunvand to answer a complicated legal question about a Florida drunk driving case. He got me the answer I needed, and backed it up with solid legal research.
Posted by CHERYL | May 26, 2010
HIRE THIS LAWYER
Do not hesistate to hire this attorney. He will do more for you in a few weeks than most attorneys will do for you in a few years. I am not at liberty to discuss the case, but Mr. Brunvand is giving us a great representation and is not a plea attorney. It's your life. HIRE SOMEONE THAT CARES ABOUT IT.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-1000 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Bjorn E. Brunvand, P.A.
  • 1992 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 1989 - 1992

Education

  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • St. Petersburg Junior College
  • AA
  • 1984
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Yuri Chachrach
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict after six week trial

Associations

  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former President
  • 1989 - Present
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former President
  • 1989 - Present
  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court
  • Former Member
  • 2000 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • Norwegian

Speaking Engagements

  • National Immigration Conference
  • Criminal Defense Issues and Immigration Consequences
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (16)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bjorn is known very taking on very serious and difficult cases. He is well respected among prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys alike."
Federal crime Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the top attorneys in this field for our region of the US."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer’s work. He is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a true advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had a chance to watch him argue cases a few times. Wow, he is really good."
Violent crime Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bjorn is diligent and professional. He has a great ability to get to the heart of the matter and help his clients find resolutions."
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bjorn Brunvand for nearly three decades. He enjoys a reputation throughout the legal community in the Tampa Bay Area as an outstanding and effective criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I was the foreman of a jury in a murder case that Bjorn tried. The jury was impressed with the excellent job that Bjorn did at trial representing the defendant."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Bjorn Brunvand both as an opponent and as a colleague in Pinellas County since 1988 and I can say without reservation that he is one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in the Tampa Bay area."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bjorn for over 20 years and have opposed him as a former prosecutor and joined forces with him recently as co-defendant's counsel in a federal criminal trial. Our clients were the two in charge of a large scale international drug conspiracy involving over 3 tons of cocaine. I have nothing but praise and admiration for his performance. He is an exceptional lawyer, both in knowlege and understanding of the law, but also for his persuasiveness in front of a jury. I am a better lawyer for having tried this case with him. He has my utmost respect and recommendation for anyone seeking outstanding criminal defense representation in state and federal court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bjorn for more than 20 years, since he was a public defender. He's a fighter with knowledge of the law. he does the hardest of criminal defense; Federal and State. He is truely a great professional"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working on the opposing side of Bjorn Brunvand while I was a prosecutor. I saw first hand how he handled his cases with me, how prepared he was, and the results he obtained for his clients. Without hesitation, I recommend his services as I know him to be a skilled trial lawyer, an eloquent speaker, and a zealous advocate for his clients. He has my highest respect."
Federal crime Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Brunvand is an excellent defense attorney with a reputation for success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Bjorn is an excellent lawyer. He has a very good rapport with Prosecutors and Judges in the area. He has a strong ability to try cases before a jury. Bjorn also has an exceptional understanding of the law and is able to apply it to the benefit of his clients. Bjorn would be an outstanding choice for a Criminal Attorney."
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Clearwater Federal crime Lawyer Bjorn Erik Brunvand
Bjorn Erik Brunvand
Federal crime Attorney
Clearwater, FL
Licensed for 34 years
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