This session will review the nuts and bolts of motions and the best practices for submissions in Florida courts. Addressing everything from developing motions to presentation, participants will learn how to utilize the facts, case law, and their inside knowledge to fashion the best arguments for their client. Participants will also be given an overview of emerging procedural and substantive issues in criminal law.
Brandon K. Breslow concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, appeals and post-conviction relief. Mr. Breslow began working for Kynes, Markman & Felman in 2014 as a law clerk, and he joined the firm as an Associate Attorney upon being admitted into the Florida Bar in 2016. Mr. Breslow defends clients charged with white-collar, drug trafficking, and violent crimes. He also represents clients in related civil proceedings, including Section 1983 or state-law actions against the government in instances of excessive force and false arrest.
Super Lawyers has named Mr. Breslow as a 2018 Florida Rising Star for criminal defense.
Following his graduation from the University of Florida with his Bachelor’s Degree, Mr. Breslow moved to Tampa to attend law school. In May 2016, Mr. Breslow obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law, where he was a member of the Stetson Law Honors Program and a Teaching Assistant to Associate Dean Stephanie Vaughan (Legal Research & Writing) and Professor Charles Rose III (Evidence). Throughout law school, Mr. Breslow gained invaluable experience during his internships with the United States Attorney’s Office, United States District Judge James D. Whittemore in the Middle District of Florida, and the Sixth Circuit Office of the Public Defender in Pinellas County. Mr. Breslow was also a member of the Stetson Law Trial Team, during which time he won the 2015 Florida Justice Association Earle E. Zehmer Mock Trial Competition in Orlando, Florida. Upon graduating from law school in the top ten percent of his class, Mr. Breslow earned the American Law Institute CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award and the Victor O. Wehle Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy for his academic and advocacy accomplishments. Mr. Breslow remains involved in the Stetson Law community, serving as an Advocacy Skills Trainer for the school’s nationally ranked Trial Team and as a co-author of the case problems used in the annual National Pretrial Competition.
Mr. Breslow is an active member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Bruce R. Jacob-Chris W. Altenbernd Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court. Mr. Breslow continues to research and publish articles addressing the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. His first article, advocating for the expansion of a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel, was published in Federal Lawyer magazine, the official publication of the Federal Bar Association.