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Born in LaSalle, Illinois in 1974, my family moved to Dedham, Massachusetts when my parents divorced in 1984. I attended school in Massachusetts from 4th grade to my senior year of college, having graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester in 1996. For the next 4 years, I worked as a sales representative for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation in Tucker, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Being a sales representative prepared me for being an attorney, for it is far more difficult to sell a product or service to an unwilling buyer than it is to demonstrate to a jury or a judge why your client's position in the lawsuit is meritorious, or why your client deserves to win, and why your client deserves to be compensated (i.e., paid damages).
I attended law school at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. from 2000 to 2003. During this time, I was invited onto the Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy (this journal is reserved for students in the top 10% of their class) and (2) Moot Court. My Comment, "Let Him Die with Dignity or Hope for a Cure, the Consequences of Modern Medicine", was printed in the Winter 2002 edition. I have also held the prestigious honor of serving as the Note and Comment Editor for the Journal.
After graduation from law school, I clerked for The Honorable Peggy A. Quince at the Florida Supreme Court for 2 years. I then worked at the 8th largest law firm in the world at the time in its Central Florida Litigation Practice Group handling commercial litigation and appeals. I left that Am Law 100 firm to work at an intellectual property litigation boutique before serving as the Deputy City Attorney in Palm Bay, Florida for 2.5 years. When the City Attorney was terminated, I was promoted to City Attorney, a position that I held for 7 years. In 2018, I joined the 10th largest law firm in Orlando and worked in its Commercial Practice Group before starting my own firm.
About Andrew Patrick Lannon
- Business/Commercial Litigation
- City, County & Local Government Law
- Construction Litigation
- Stormwater Litigation
- Zoning, Planning and Land Use
- Florida, 2003
Specialties and Certifications
- Board Certified Specialist in Business Litigation, The Florida Bar, 2015
- Board Certified Specialist in City, County & Local Government Law, The Florida Bar, 2013
- Executive Council of the City, County and Local Government Law Section, 2015 - 2018 (Member)
- Business Litigation Board Certification Committee, 2017 - Present (Vice Chair)
- Eminent Domain Committee, 2015 - 2017 (Member)
- Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee, 2016 - 2017 (Member)
- Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court, 2012 - 2016 (Member)
- Brevard County Bar Association, 2010 - 2018 (Member)
- Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 2003
Law Journal: Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy, Note and Comment Editor
- College of the Holy Cross, 1996
- City of Palm Bay, Palm Bay City Attorney, 2011 - 2018
- Stump, Callahan, Dietrich & Spears, P.A., Associate, 2007 - 2008
- Holland & Knight LLP, Associate, 2005 - 2007
- BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation in Tucker, Georgia, Sales Representative, 1997 - 2000
- The Honorable Peggy A. Quince at the Florida Supreme Court, Staff Attorney
Classes and Seminars
- Judge of 2019 Southeast AMTA Mock Trial Tournament, February 2019.
- Chair: Sunshine Law, Public Records & Ethics for Public Officers and Employees (2603R), April 2018.
- A Local Government Practitioner’s Guide to Understanding Ethics Laws and Navigating Your Clients Through Stormy Seas (2603R), Sunshine Law, Public Records & Ethics for Public Officers and Employees, April 2018.
- Ethics Training for Elected Municipal Officers, Florida League of Cities, Inc. and Treasure Coast League of Cities, Inc., Indian River Junior College, Fort Pierce, FL, April 2018.
- Ethics Training for Opa-Locka Public Employees per Executive Order of Governor Rick Scott, Opa-Locka City Hall, March 2018.
- Ethics Training for Elected Municipal Officers, Florida League of Cities, Inc. and Volusia League of Cities, Inc., Edgewater City Hall, February 2018.
- Ethics Training for Elected Municipal Officers, Florida League of Cities, Inc. and Volusia League of Cities, Inc., DeBary City Hall, February 2018
- Local Government Lobbying Regulations – Look Who’s Talking, Florida Association of County Attorneys Midyear CLE Program, November 2017.
- Brevard Business Professionals Law Panel, Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, Buena Vida Estates, West Melbourne, Florida, September 2017.
- What Lies Beneath? Latent Defects in Pipe Construction: A 6-Year Story of Construction Litigation Told from the Trenches (2313R), Florida Bar’s City, County and Local Government Law Section’s 40th Annual Local Government Law in Florida, May 2017.
- Judge of BCBA-sponsored High School Mock Trial Competition, February 2017
- Where There’s Smoke . . . Use of Non-Ad Valorem Assessments for Fire Service (2052R), Florida Bar’s City, County and Local Government Law Section’s 39th Annual Local Government Law in Florida, May 6, 2016.
- When It’s Time to Move on. . . Negotiating Severance Agreement Packages for Public Employees, 41st Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum (1995R), October 23, 2015.
- Ethics Training for Elected Municipal Officers, Florida League of Cities, Inc., Belleview City Hall, June 15, 2015.
- Preserving Attorney Fee Issues and Ethical Considerations Representing Local Governments and Local Government Officials, Florida Bar’s City, County and Local Government Law Section’s 38th Annual Local Government Law in Florida (1863R), May 9, 2015.
- Transitioning to a Stand-Alone Self-Insurance Program, Florida Bar’s City, County and Local Government Law Section’s 38th Annual Local Government Law in Florida (1863R), May 8, 2015.
- Issues in Property Law, Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court, October 1, 2014.
- Electronic Evidence: E-mail, Text & Social Media, Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court, February 6, 2013.
- Appellate Practice (2201726N), St. Lucie Bar Association, March 4, 2022.
Other Sources of Feedback About Andrew Patrick Lannon
Included on the 2023 Florida list
- 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
- 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
- Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, 2012 - 2022
- Florida Super Lawyers, 2021 - 2022
- AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2012 - 2018
- Avvo® 10.0 Superb Rating, - 2018
- Albert Nelson Marquis 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, - 2018
650 North Alafaya Trail Orlando, FL 32828
- “Let Him Die with Dignity or Hope for a Cure, the Consequences of Modern Medicine”, Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy, Winter, 2002
- Patricia D. Smith and Andrew P. Lannon, Local Regulation of Medical Marijuana in Florida, Florida Bar Journal, November 2017, Vol. 91, No. 9.
- Andrew P. Lannon, Peter J. Sweeney, Jr., Patricia D. Smith, Jill E. Jacobs and Wendy L. Fisher, Risk[y] Business: Transitioning to a Stand-Alone Self-Insurance Program, 46 Stetson L. Rev. 563 (2017).
- Rosalia Contreras and Andrew P. Lannon, Legislating Local Liberties: Human Rights Ordinances Across Florida, Florida Bar’s City, County and Local Government Law Section’s The Agenda, Spring 2016, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2.
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