Andrew Prince Brigham
Andrew Prince Brigham is a third generation trial lawyer who is best known for his work throughout Florida representing landowners in eminent domain jury trials, inverse condemnation proceedings and property rights litigation. His energetic style of practice reflects his view that it is a privilege to protect the civil right of private ownership and that the practice of law is a high professional calling.
Andrew has completed jury trials in many Florida counties including: Duval, St. Johns, Escambia, Walton, Leon, Alachua, Lake, Hillsborough, Pasco, Dade, Broward, and Martin Counties. In 2008, he led a team of lawyers who achieved the largest jury verdict ($67,410,000.00) rendered in Florida state court eminent domain proceedings. He also represents landowners who wish to challenge the government’s power to take private property for uses other than a public use and litigates claims under the Bert J. Harris Private Property Act. He has represented owners in appellate courts when the issue is one which shapes private property rights law in Florida.
A nationally recognized speaker, Andrew is regularly invited to speak on eminent domain and property rights issues at legal, appraisal, business and academic seminars throughout Florida and the country. Since 2006, he has co-chaired “Condemnation 101,” a national seminar sponsored by the American Law Institute which he co-created to offer instruction to attorneys on the preparation and presentation of an eminent domain case. He also co-chairs the CLE-International Florida Eminent Domain Seminar.
- American Law Institute: Condemnation 101, “Trial Exhibits That Work,” February 2015, San Francisco, CA.
- American Law Institute: Condemnation 101, “How Jury Instructions Frame Your Case,” February 2015, San Francisco, CA.
- American Law Institute: Eminent Domain & Land Valuation, “The Design Build Project: The Obstacles and Solutions to an Evolving Trend,” January 2014, New Orleans, LA.
- American Law Institute: Condemnation 101, “Voir Dire in an Eminent Domain Jury Trial,” January 2013, Miami Beach, FL
- Eighth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference: “How Practitioner’s Shape the Law”, October 2011, Beijing, China.
- American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation, “Arguing Fairness and Justice in Determining Market Value,” February 2010, Scottsdale, AZ.
- Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee Meeting: “Damages from Project Outside of Taking” (Taylor v. DOT, 701 So.2d 610 and other cases), 2010, Orlando, FL.
- American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation, “Market, Income, and Cost Approaches to Value: What Lawyers Need to Know About Appraisal Theory and Trial Presentation -Case Study on the Application of the Three Approaches to Value in Jacksonville Port Authority v. Keystone Coal Company: What Does Jed Clampett Know about Picasso Anyway?,” January 2009, Miami Beach, FL.
- American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation, “Core Principles: True North/Name That Tune,” January 2008, San Francisco, CA.
- Block & Bridle Club National Convention: “Land Value, Property Rights and Urban Encroachment on Agriculture” 2007, Kissimmee, FL.
- American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation, “Name that Tune: Common Themes that Conflict Between Property Owner and Condemning Authority in Eminent Domain Trial,” January 2007, Miami, FL.
- American Law Institute-American Bar Association: Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Litigation, “Establishing Just Compensation for Unique and Special Purpose Properties” January 2005, Miami, FL.
Bar Admissions and Memberships
- United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
- Florida Bar Association
- Advisory Board, Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference
- Board of Directors, Owners’ Counsel of America
- Eminent Domain Committee, Florida Bar