BRENT V. TRAPANA | ASSOCIATE2018-06-21T14:40:42+00:00

Brent V. Trapana focuses his practice on marital and family law matters, with a concentration on dissolution of marriage issues including alimony, child support, parental responsibility, timesharing, and equitable distribution.  Mr. Trapana also represents individuals and businesses in a variety of business litigation matters, including cases involving contracts, real estate, probate, and business torts.

Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Mr. Trapana is a member of the Broward County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Broward Inns of Court, and the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Broward County Bar Association.  Mr. Trapana has been named as a “Florida Rising Star” by Super Lawyer Magazine from 2017-2018.

Mr. Trapana earned his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, where he graduated first in his class. While in law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the Nova Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and received Book Awards for Contracts, Civil Procedure, Legal Research & Writing (“LSV”) I, LSV II, Property, Constitutional Law II, Agency, Professional Responsibility, Travel Law, Interviewing & Counseling, and Will Drafting. On the Dean’s List every semester, Mr. Trapana was also awarded the Stephanie Aleong Impact Award, as well as the SBA Academic Excellence Award in 2012.

Publications and Presented Materials
“An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: How to Minimize Your Litigation Costs,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, August 10, 2016
“Suing a Non-Florida Resident in Florida,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, November 18, 2015
“Probate Litigation in Florida,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, April 13, 2015
“Florida’s Stance on Same-Sex Marriage,” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, August 8, 2014
“Airport X-Ray Body Scanners: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? Part 1,” Travel Law Quarterly, Volume 3, December 2011
“Airport X-Ray Body Scanners: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? Part 2,” Travel Law Quarterly, Volume 4, March 2012

Accomplishments
Florida Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017-2018
Nova Law Review, Editor in Chief
Moot Court Honor Society Member and Competitor
SBA Award for Academic Excellence, 2012
Stephanie Aleong Impact Award, 2012
ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award, 2012
Merit Scholarship Recipient

Professional Associations
The Florida Bar
Broward County Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section
Federal Bar Association, Broward County Chapter
Broward Inns of Court

Admissions
Florida
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education
Furman University, Bachelor of Arts, 2009
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012, summa cum laude, Class Rank: 1 of 302