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Brad Burleson, Partner, Tallahassee Office


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Brad has represented clients statewide, ranging from professional associations, private businesses to multi-national corporations before the Florida legislative and executive branches of government. Prior to joining Ballard Partners, Brad practiced law with a primary focus on transportation and construction litigation. His position included the representation of highway contractors in disputes and negotiations with the Florida Department of Transportation and local airport authorities, as well as arbitration disputes over the construction of public landfills and various other commercial issues. Additionally, as part of his law practice, Brad regularly drafted and revised transportation-related legislation and agency specifications.


In addition to Brad's extensive transportation expertise, his background includes the representation of mortgage lenders and servicers, equipment dealers in labor disputes, public housing authorities in property disputes, and securities litigation. Not only does Brad have an extensive legal background, he also has experience assisting local municipalities in seeking federal and state appropriations and grants, and advising clients on campaign finance rules and regulations.


Brad previously served as a legislative correspondent for U.S. Senator Richard Shelby and staff assistant to U.S. Representative Clay Shaw. He received his Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.


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