Karl J. Brandes

Karl J. Brandes

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2009

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

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Karl Brandes practices in the areas of civil trial and commercial litigation. His practice includes petroleum marketing litigation; franchise and other trade regulation litigation; class action litigation; environmental litigation; construction litigation for engineer, architect, contractor and developer clients; condominium litigation; professional liability litigation for lawyer and engineer clients; computer litigation; personal injury litigation, including insurance and self-insured defense; toxic tort litigation; product liability litigation; and real property litigation. Mr. Brandes serves as the practice coordinator of the firm's Florida trial group.

He is certified as a state and federal court mediator and has mediated cases in each of the subject areas described above. He also serves as an arbitrator for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

  • 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 2000
    Tampa, FL 33602-5311
  • University of California Berkeley, AB, graduated 1977
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Member
  • The Florida Bar - Member

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

159 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

39 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Special Focus:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Franchise
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Marketing
  • Mass Tort
  • Petroleum Industry
  • Product Liability
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Trend Magazine "Legal Elite"
  • Florida Super Lawyers
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Franchise Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mediation


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