General Civil Litigation
Business and Commercial Law
Geoff Brodersen is an attorney with over 10 years of legal experience who maintains a broad civil practice focusing on real estate, civil litigation, contracts and business and commercial law. In his service to his clients, Geoff has acquired years of experience in providing value based advice and strategy.
Geoff began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 1st Judicial Circuit of Florida, prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases. In addition to numerous bench trials and hearings, Geoff was lead counsel on multiple jury trials at both the misdemeanor and felony levels.
After gaining extensive courtroom and trial experience as a prosecutor, Geoff joined a multi-state firm focusing on the defense of civil (non-criminal) claims. Civil litigation often involves claims made against insurance policies and insurers, and Geoff’s practice focused on the defense of those claims, which involved several areas of law including bad faith, personal injury, premises liability, property disputes, wrongful death and automobile and trucking accidents. Geoff also has experience handling contract litigation, maritime and Longshoreman claims, employment disputes, benefit claims, commercial appraisals, and appellate work.
Upon joining Shell, Fleming Davis & Menge, Geoff’s practice broadened to include providing advice, strategy and representation to corporate and individual clients and businesses involved in real estate transactions and disputes, zoning, contract development, review and drafting of contracts and agreements, employment issues, commercial and business transactions and disputes, and construction litigation. That experience includes representing clients at hearings, depositions, mediations and trials, as necessary.
Geoff also has experience with appellate work, handling cases in Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, the Federal District Courts and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal. Representative cases include: 316, Inc. v. Maryland Cas. Co., 625 F. Supp. 2d 1187 (N.D. Fla. 2008); Priller v. Southern Fidelity Insurance Company, 2013 WL 870588 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013); and Bank of New York Mellon v. Rubin, 2014 WL 2874347 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014).
University of the South, B.S., Biology, 1999
Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., 2005
Geoff earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, FL where he received book awards in Toxic Torts, Environmental Law, Criminal Procedure and State and Local Government, was a Dean’s Scholar and served on the school’s Honor Court. During law school, Geoff gained professional experience interning with the City of Jacksonville’s environmental quality division and with the Mayo Clinic’s office of general counsel. Prior to law school, Geoff worked in the Washington, D.C. area for a political consulting firm developing Political Action Committees for corporations.
Mr. Brodersen is licensed to practice before all Florida state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Geoff is an active member of the Escambia Santa Rosa County Bar Association and previously served two terms as a member of their Executive Council. He is a graduate of Leadership Pensacola class of 2013, who were responsible for the construction of the LEAP Park and Playground located in and around Roger Scott Athletic Complex in Pensacola. He has previously participated in the Pensacola chapter of the American Inns of Court, volunteered with the Fiesta Forces and particpated in the Holidays in January event through the young lawyers group. He is also a past member of the Fly Fishers of Northwest Florida and active in the Pensacola Sewanee Club.