Joseph Brooks

Joseph E. Brooks brings a lifetime of experience to work for you. Having earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Miami, he transitioned to serving in the U.S. Army from 1982-1987 as a helicopter pilot in an Air Cavalry Squadron.

Joseph then continued his education, attending The University of Florida College of Law. Since graduating first in his class, with high honors in 1990, he has been awarded Order of the Coif, the McDonald Prize, Gertrude Brick Law Review Prize, International Law Scholarship Award, Honors in Legal Research and Writing, and an "AV" rating through Martindale Hubble -- a peer rating based on evaluations of other lawyers for preeminent legal abilities and highest ethical standards.

Joseph has represented his clients, both Plaintiffs and Defendants, in personal injury, legal, and medical practice cases across the State of Florida. Thirty years of representation has provided a wealth of medical-related experience and knowledge for any type of dispute involving injuries, whether originating from professional malpractice or from personal injury. He has trial experience in Pensacola, Tallahassee, Panama City, Apalachicola, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, Jacksonville, Ocala, and Gainesville, Florida

Joseph is certified and trained as a Florida Certified Mediator in the areas of County and Circuit Civil, as well as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. His approach to ADR is to provide active, aggressive mediation techniques rather than simply carrying offers and demands back and forth to the parties.


  • University of Florida College of Law
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • University of Miami


  • State of Florida, 1991
  • U.S. Federal District Court, Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court


  • The Florida Bar
  • Tallahassee Bar Association
  • Board of Directors and President, Florida Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, President, Tallahassee Chapter, 2013-14
  • Member of Editorial Board, Trial Advocate Quarterly, FDLA
  • Mock Trial Coach, Florida State University College of Law, 2012 - 2015


  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Family Law
  • Section 1983 Claims
  • Corrections Healthcare
  • State Professional Regulatory

Areas Of Expertise

Special Designation

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Areas Of Certification


2629 Mitcham Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308

(850) 201-0942


1 Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton
2 Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla
3 Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor
4 Clay, Duval and Nassau
5 Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter
6 Pasco and Pinellas
7 Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia
8 Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union
9 Orange and Osceola
10 Hardee, Highlands, and Polk
11 Dade
12 DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota
13 Hillsborough
14 Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington
15 Palm Beach
16 Monroe
17 Broward
18 Brevard and Seminole
19 Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie
20 Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee