EDUCATION
University of  Virginia, J.D., 1988
Virgnia Polytechnic and State Insititute, M.B.A., 1988

Georgetown University, B.S., cum laude, 1982

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida

U.S. District Courts:

  • Southern District of Florida

  • Middle District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals:

  • 11th Circuit

Florida Supreme Court

BRYAN R. CLEVELAND

INCOME PARTNER

MIAMI
Ph: (305) 444-5565

bcleveland@zplaw.com

 

Bryan R. Cleveland is a commercial trial lawyer with diversified complex litigation experience in both State and Federal jurisdictions. Mr. Cleveland has litigated cases in the areas of business disputes, health care disputes including representation of hospitals, physician groups, and other health care providers, securities fraud attorney and accountant professional malpractice, employment, officer and director liability, computer-related issues such as “cybersquatting” and software piracy, trademark and property rights, product liability, and a broad range of business torts, including interference, business defamation, fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices. Mr. Cleveland has argued extensively in State and Federal courts, before administrative judges, and in arbitrations and mediations. His practice includes complex litigation, including multi-district litigation and class actions. Mr. Cleveland has tried cases in the State and Federal courts, and has conducted several in-house litigation skills training programs. He has given speeches and seminars in insurance and employment matters, and has been repeatedly selected as a judge for the University of Miami Moot Court Competition.

Mr. Cleveland is currently on a sabbatical from the practice of law.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Employment Law

  • Health Care

  • Insurance Claims

  • Professional Malpractice

PUBLICATIONS

  • “The Non-compete Clause: Balk at Your Own Risk,” New York Times, January 21, 2007 

  • “Solutions to the Never-ending FMLA Conundrums: Recent Developments,” Council on Education in Management, 2004 

  • Burgeoning Issues on the Employment Law Horizon: Identity Theft Crisis, Military Leave Minefield and More!,” Council on Education in Management, 2004 

  • “FLSA and State Wage and Hour Update 2003; Avoiding the Legal Landmines,” Council on Education in Management, 2003 Speaking Engagements: “Getting & Keeping Insurance in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma,” Panel member, Broward Master Brokers Forum, 2005 
    “Hiring with Confidence – Legal Perspective,” sponsored by Kroll, Inc., 2004 

  • “How Insurance Affects Our Market,” Panel member, Miami Master Brokers Forum, 2006 

 

DISTINCTIONS & AWARDS

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Sidney M. Arovonvitz, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1988-89 

  • South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers,”

  • “The Best Lawyers in America” 

  • A/V Top Rating, Martindale Hubble 

  • A/V Rated, the highest recognition given for professional excellence and integrity, Martindale Hubblel