Jacob A. Brainard

Of Counsel - Appellate Division

Jacob A. Brainard has been an associate attorney at Business Law Group since July 2012. His practice areas include real estate litigation, trial practice, and appellate law. Mr. Brainard is the lead counsel for the firm’s appellate section, including successfully litigating Bermuda Dunes Private Residences, Inc. v. Bank of America, N.A. in the Fifth District Court of Appeals.

Mr. Brainard was born and raised in Tampa where his family still resides. After graduating from Tampa Jesuit High School, he went on to study political science and ethics at Loyola University Chicago. Outside the classroom, he spent much of his time helping to run the intramural department at Loyola. He graduated in 2008 and then began attending Florida State College of Law. At Florida State, he was an articles and notes editor on the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy and earned a juris doctor in 2011.

After being admitted to the Florida Bar in September 2011, Mr. Brainard began working in the Florida House of Representatives as an aide to Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda of Tallahassee. He was involved with the budget process, tracking legislation, drafting legislation, providing legislative analysis and policy recommendations, and drafting office communications to the press corps and other elected officials. He left in July of 2012 to begin his practice with Business Law Group.

Mr. Brainard’s interests include politics and government, writing, and basketball. For the last ten years, he has been a high school and college basketball official, working games from Miami to Pensacola.

Practice Areas:

  • Condominium & Homeowners Associations

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida

Court Admissions:

  • Florida State Courts

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida


  • Loyola University, B.A. in Political Science, 2008
  • Florida State University, J.D., 2011

Professional Associations:

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

  • Orange County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • American Constitution Society

  • Jesuit Bar Association

Contact Information:

Phone: 813-379-3804
Fax:  813-221-7909

Mailing Address:

301 W. Platt St., #375
Tampa, Florida 33606

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