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Brooke Victoria Elvington

Appeals Attorney at Dunedin, FL

4.5   8 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Brooke

Learn Brooke’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    50%
    Criminal and Family appeals as well as post conviction matters. Cases include: Homicide, Trafficking, Robbery, Sex Offenses, Juvenile Offenses, Violations of Probation, and all other criminal charges.

    23 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

  3. Family
    25%
    Divorce * Custody * Post-Judgment * Appeals including domestic violence injunctions, final judgments of divorce/paternity, and extraordinary writs.

I am an AV-Rated experienced appellate and post-conviction attorney handling cases in the Tampa Bay area and throughout the State of Florida.  I accept appellate representation for criminal, family and dependency appeals.  My background is in state and federal litigation, and I am an experienced trial attorney. I accept limited representation for trial-level ligitation in criminal defense and family law matters.  I often consult with colleagues on pending trial matters, and I offer my assistance prior to and during the trial to develop trial strategy from the appellate perspective.  The majority of my trial-level practice pertains to complex litigation involving the potential for direct appeals or extraordinary writs.  

I have handled cases ranging from misdemeanor offenses to first-degree murder and terrorism.  In addition to my practice I am a PhD candidate in criminal justice, and I have taught courses in evidence, legal research, constitutional law, criminal law and wrongful convictions at the university level.  In recognizing that this area of law involves incredibly difficult challenges for clients, I offer my skill, experience, compassion and honesty. Please feel free to read more about my background on my criminal appeals website, .

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Location

Brooke Elvington, Attorney at Law
1022 Main Street, Suite E
727-543-7188
Dunedin, FL, 34698

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Amber | February 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She's a beast
Mrs. Elvington is a lawyer beast!! I hired and have been working with her for 2 years now, and I couldn't ask for a more phenomenal counsel!! She don't put up with BS, for her client or herself! Compassion follows her crafted intelligence of law, and in moments that I thought I was losing it- she stuck right by my side- which means she's been by my kid's side as well, as this has been a fight with Eckerd. Hiring an attorney is an investment, and she has certainly paid off 10x over what that investment costed!! Don't risk your investment on someone else, when this one is solid! Thanks again for, for EVERYTHING, Brooke ❤
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Posted by Thomas | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brooke Elvington-The Most Honest, Ethical and Knowledgeable Lawyer I Am Happy to Have Found
Locating and hiring Brooke Elvington to guide and represent me through a long term divorce proved a silver lining truly exists inside large dark clouds. My past experiences requiring legal assistance over my 68 years left me very little if any respect for the lawyers I came in contact with. Fortunately I had a completely different experience recently when I really needed it. I quickly discovered that Brooke Elvington knew the laws applicable to my situation and could quickly advise the best honest and ethical action to take. I liked that she never seemed to be in a rush to simply attempt to get us through until the next barrage and took her time explaining strategies to best deal with a difficult plaintiff. I also appreciated her never degrading my own ideas and instead explaining what and why those actions would or wouldn’t be wise. While I never needed any “hand holding“ the empathy she showed for the personal difficulties I was going through was welcomed. The way she put up with my old Marine’s sense of humor was also a positive surprise. My recommendation of Brooke Elvington’s legal professional services are made without reservation. I was happy to find that integrity and human compassion are alive and well in her office and practice. Sincerely, Thomas
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Posted by Ghassan B. | November 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Determined, Strong-Willed & Genuine
Attributes that someone can't truly find in an attorney is one who is determined, strong-willed, and, let's be honest... genuine. Working with Brooke is such a pleasure to work with! She has the grit to push your case through the system but also has conversations with about where your case stands without the fluff. She took on a case of mine and not only did she defend me to the fullest but also with some incredible results. I would highly recommend her as counsel to anyone I know. If you have a case in her jurisdiction, don't think twice. Call Brooke Elvington!
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Posted by Taylor | September 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated, Professional & Strategic
I would not only recommend Brooke, rather I would strongly encourage the use of her services and representation! She has been with us through our dependency case since May, through several hearings, a trial and multiple appeals. She answers questions thoroughly and in a way that you can understand. She’s respectfully communicative with other legal parties, while also ensuring things get done in a timely fashion. If you need someone that knows the law extensively, you have found the right lady! She has lots of experience, knowledge and compassion for her clients and we would hire her again and again, even earlier than we did, if we had to do our case all over again.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney!
When I contacted Ms. Elvington for help with a family law issue, she was knowledgeable about the process. She gave me really sound advice which helped me understand the big picture. Excellent guidance, and she was very supportive of my situation.
Posted by Jan | January 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Appeal after Sentence
I called about questions concerning my son and if it was worth pursuing an appeal after sentencing. Ms. Elvington was very knowledgeable and upfront about what she does for her clients. She provide her price as well as letting me know if any additional charges could happen in the future. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2013
Highly recommended!
Ms. Elvington has a clear understanding of the law and was able to effectively communicate everything to me in plain English! I appreciated her knowledge, skill, honesty, and above all, taking the time to understand my needs.
Posted by Todd | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst lawyer I've ever dealt with!!!
I decide to hire Mrs Elvington after speaking with her on the phone for 20 mins and was impressed with the time she spent answing my questions, Then I paid her and all communication stop but for one conversation that lasted 1min35sec! 4 months later with my appeal still not being handled like she had agreed to and no Communication what so ever to even let me know what's going on ( really not even one email or call ) I had to call the Florida bar and in return they sent her a letter to communicate with me within 10 days or a complaint could be filed against her. Still no word one month later!!! Worst part in Florida you cant just fire a lawyer they have to remove themselve from your case. I hired her to help me and all she has done is cause more stress on a all ready stressful situation!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Elvington Law, P.A.
  • 2013 - Present
  • President
  • Law Office of Brooke Elvington
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Barack, McLaughlin & Elvington
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Escobar, Ramirez & Associates
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • United States District Court
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Public Defender Office
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Butler, Burnette & Pappas
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Rollins College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • University of Florida - Levin College of Law
  • N/A
  • University of Oxford
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Seago v. State, 23 So. 3d 1269
  • Reversed and remanded for new trial
  • Vazquez v. State, 23 So.3d 1269
  • Reversed and remanded for evidentiary hearing
  • Connor v. State, 987 So.2d 130
  • Reversed and remanded for new trial
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Associations

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Pinellas County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
  • member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section
  • member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bruce R. Jacob Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Florida Drug Teen Court
  • Hearing Master
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Barney Masterson Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Dickinson Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 1999 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • selected for inclusion
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2013
  • Best Advocate Award
  • Florida Defender college
  • 2002
  • Woolsack Honorary society
  • Pennsylvania state university
  • 2001
  • Award for excellence
  • Pennsylvania state university- Dickinson law
  • 1999
  • Award for Excellence in Contracts I
  • Penn State University - Dickinson Law
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bruce Jacob Inn of Court
  • Restorative Justice
  • 2015
  • Appellate Preservation Seminar
  • Appellate Preservation
  • 2015
  • Law Retreat
  • Preventing Ineffective Assistance Claims
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (6)
Endorse Brooke
Appeals Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brooke is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal defense and appeals. Brooke helped me work with my client on a difficult 3.850 which was truly not in his best interest. It became clear that Brooke put the clients ultimate interest first, and the case was resolved without any further liability to the client. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brooke has a tremendous amount of experience with criminal appeals and is very thorough in her work. She is a vigorous advocate, and searches for every possible avenue to secure a favorable judgment for her criminal appeals clients. I recommend her to anyone looking for a professional, capable criminal appeals attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brooke and I have worked together in the past, and she is extremely thorough in her work with a strong command of criminal law and appeals. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking a qualified, experienced appellate lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would highly recommend Brooke Elvington for direct appeals in criminal cases and post conviction matters."
Appeals Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Brooke for several years on a variety of both criminal and appellate issues. She is knowledgeable and reliable. I highly endorse Brooke Elvington."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Elvington for the past ten years and I have nothing but good things to say about her. She is the consummate professional and her knowledge is of criminal law is unparalleled. I highly endorse this attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brooke is extremely intelligent and a fierce advocate. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Why am I endorsing Brooke Elvington? Because this is the attorney you need when it comes to Criminal or Family appeals. Be it a direct appeal on a Criminal or Family matter or Post Conviction Relief, Brooke consistently impresses me with her knowledge of the law and her ability to advocate for her client. She is objective and sees the strengths and weeknesses of her case which allows her to find the best approach in obtaining a reversal on appeal. I use Brooke with great confidence for my appellate work. You would be wise to use her as well!"
Appeals Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Ms. Elvington for approximately 7 years. Ms. Elvington is an accomplished trial attorney who has devoted her practice to post conviction (appellate) matters. I am impressed with Ms. Elvington's knowledge and understanding of the most complicated areas of law, her indepth research of legal issues, her zealous representation of clients, as well as her record of positive results for her clients. For these reasons, Ms. Elvington is the person with whom I most consult regarding legal issues. In the past I have referred clients to Ms. Elvington for post conviction matters, and I will continue to do so in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brooke and I have worked together on various matters for several years. Her skill, knowledge and personality combine together to make her an excellent attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Brooke while we both worked at the Public Defender's office in Pinellas County. We both worked in the same divison for a time and I observed her to be very detailed and thorough while preparing her cases. I can honestly say that Brooke is a top notch criminal defense attorney. In fact, I consider her to be one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area. Brooke is brilliant, hard working, ethical, and cares immensely for her clients. Brooke will fight tirelessly for the just outcome on her client's behalf. Ms. Elvington does alot of appellate work and I have read some of her legal briefs and also seen her argue in court, she is an amazing advocate. Ms. Elvington is not only an incredibly skilled attorney, but is also a wonderful human being. Anyone who has her fighting on their behalf is truly fortunate. I endorse Brooke without hestitation."
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