Brett Geer /
Brett Geer was born and raised in Ohio and received a bachelor of science degree from Bowling Green State University. After moving to Florida, Mr. Geer received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1995. In law school he interned with United States District Court Judge, Hon. Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, and with the National Labor Relations Board, District 12. Also while in law school Mr. Geer worked as a Teaching Fellow in Stetson's Legal Research and Writing Department, and served as executive editor of the Stetson Law Journal. Upon graduation he went to work for The Florida Bar at its Tampa office, where he served as Bar counsel, prosecuting Florida Bar cases. Since 2002 he has been in private practice with The Geer Law Firm.
Mr. Geer is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Geer is also a member of Mensa, and a Jeopardy! champion.
> Published Legal Articles:
Discharging Employees for Insurance Reasons: Prayers for Relief and the Right to a Jury Trial Under § 510 of ERISA, 69 Florida Bar Journal, No. 6 at page 95, June, 1995.
> Sampling of Reported Cases:
Holden v. Bober, 39 So. 3d 396 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010)
Brown v. The Florida Bar, 978 So. 2d 107 (Fla. 2008)
Geer v. Jacobsen, 880 So. 2d 717 (Fla. 2d DCA 2004)
The Florida Bar v. Massari, 832 So. 2d 701 (Fla. 2002)
The Florida Bar v. Cosnow, 797 So. 2d 1255 (Fla. 2001)
The Florida Bar v. Brown, 790 So. 2d 1081 (Fla. 2001)
The Florida Bar v. Morse, 784 So. 2d 414 (Fla. 2001)
> Reviews from Avvo.com:
"Mr. Geer is not only a great lawyer who will fight for you 110% but he also cares about his clients and their families. He worked with and for us for nearly 5 years and we knew he always had our backs. We were involved with several legal issues and the research he did was above and beyond all of the rest. I can't thank him enough for believing in us and giving us all he had. Thank you for everything. if anyone reading this and needs a lawyer don't hesitate one minute to give this one a call..."
"Mr. Geer represented me through the Florida Bar admissions process and I am immensely grateful I selected him as my advocate. He was genuine, understanding, and worked to present the best case possible on my behalf. He was, of course, technically competent, however he also exemplified the human/emotional aspect of counsel and put me at ease in a difficult and anxiety-inducing situation."
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> A personal note:
It is my privilege to practice the law, to help people seek justice. During my years working for the Florida Bar, I worked closely with the very best lawyers, and among the worst, and that taught me a great deal about what it means to be a lawyer. Experience has taught me how the justice system works, and doesn’t ... how judges judge, how lawyers practice. The legal profession is a microcosm of society. While a huge majority of lawyers are honest, hard-working people, some are not. No one should ever hire any lawyer based solely on advertising. You have the right to ask for a summary of any lawyer’s experience and credentials. Ask people you trust for lawyer referrals. When you hire us to protect your rights, we vow that we will do so to the utmost of our abilities and experience, to seek and obtain the justice you deserve.