Vera Brooks has had a diversified legal career during which she has represented corporations in major business disputes as well as individuals regarding a multitude of legal issues. She has defended the rights of her clients by successfully litigating their cases to settlement or trial.
A resident of Tampa, Florida, Mrs. Brooks received her Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2001. In law school, she was appointed by the faculty to the Moot Court Board. During that time, she competed in two International Environmental Competitions against teams from throughout the United States and also International Teams, with her team winning several of the awards.
Admitted to practice law in Florida in 2001, Vera began her career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit in Pinellas County, Florida. During her career as a prosecutor, Vera tried numerous jury trials and successfully defended the rights of crime victims. Mrs. Brooks expanded her legal career in 2003 when she joined the reputable law firm of Ruden McClosky where she represented corporations and governmental entities in the areas of employment law, construction law and contract law. Several years later, Vera joined The Pansler Law Firm where she practiced in the areas of personal injury and products liability.
Vera is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts, the United States Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Rabian M. Brooks III is a graduate of Florida State University (B.S., Finance, 1994) and received his law degree from the University of Florida (J.D., with Honors, 1997). At the University of Florida, Mr. Brooks served as President of the Student Bar Association and received the Book Award for his team having received the highest score in his Trial Practice course.
Mr. Brooks has practiced over the years in the areas of complex and general commercial litigation, bankruptcy, commercial landlord tenant, real estate and personal injury law.
He has authored and presented materials for continuing legal education on commercial eviction and enforcement of landlord’s lien procedures. He has further presented to members of the financial and real estate industries on foreclosure procedures and related issues.
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