Andrew Prince Brigham
Andrew Prince Brigham is a third generation trial lawyer with experience in complex, high-profile cases involving real estate of many kinds. He is best known for work throughout Florida representing property or business owners in eminent domain proceedings. 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.
Mr. Brigham has also been retained in complex real estate litigation involving valuation, division, title, and use of real property. He founded his present law firm in 2012 under the name Brigham Property Rights Law Firm with its office in Jacksonville, Florida.
In 2008, Mr. Brigham was lead counsel in a case where he obtained the largest jury verdict in Florida state court eminent domain proceedings in the amount of $67,410,000 against the Jacksonville Port Authority. More recently, in 2013-2018, he was lead counsel in cases where he obtained three of the four largest jury verdicts in Florida state court eminent domain proceedings in the past five years against the Florida Department of Transportation in the amounts of $2,800,000, $2,900,000, and $4,905,000.
As part of an ad hoc task force made up of lawyers representing property owners and condemning authorities, Mr. Brigham drafted revisions to the Florida Eminent Domain Code in 1998/1999 (Chapters 73 & 74 Florida Statutes). He testified before the Florida House and Senate in 2006 following the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Kelo v. City of New London, Conn. resulting in both statutory reform and constitutional amendment. He currently chairs the Advisory Board for the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference sponsored by William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Va.
A nationally recognized speaker, Mr. Brigham is regularly invited to speak on eminent domain and property rights issues at legal, business, appraisal, and academic seminars throughout the country. For over ten years, 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 Florida Eminent Domain Seminar, sponsored by CLE-International, which is attended by lawyers and other eminent domain professionals throughout Florida.
- American Law Institute, Condemnation 101. Mr. Brigham presents annually at the seminar geared toward instructing lawyers who are new to the practice of eminent domain. More recently, Mr. Brigham has presented on“Identifying Key Differences in Your Case” (2014), “Trial Exhibits that Work” (2015), “Introduction to Eminent Domain: Foundational Concepts” (2016), “Telling the Story of Your Case” (2017), and “Eminent Domain Exhibits: More than Show and Tell” (2019).
- American Law Institute, Eminent Domain Valuation & Litigation. Mr. Brigham has presented several times over the past twenty years, including presentations on “The Electrical Engineer in Powerline Cases: Expert and Order of Proof” (2016), “Teamwork Jury Consulting” (2017), “Natural Gas Pipelines – Compensation Pitfalls” (2019).
- CLE-International, Florida Eminent Domain Seminar. Mr. Brigham presents annually at the seminar attended by lawyers and eminent domain professionals statewide in Florida. More recently, Mr. Brigham has presented on“Judicial Recognition of New Challenges: Acquisition Policies and Practices in the Context of Design/Build Projects” (2016), “Humdingers: Panel Discussion on How to Win Cases” (2016), “Chill in the Air: Government Seeking Sanctions Under §57.105, Fla. Stat.” (2017), and “Orchids in Bloom: Wekiva Parkway Project” (2017).
- Eighth Annual Brigham Kanner Property Rights Conference, William & Mary College of Law. Mr. Brigham presented on “How Practitioner’s Shape the Law” (2011), Beijing, China.
- Sixteenth Annual Brigham Kanner Property Rights Conference, William & Mary College of Law. Mr. Brigham will be presenting on Panel #3: Natural Gas and Other Energy Takings: Protecting Private Property Rights When the Public Interest Is Promoted by a Non-Governmental Entity” (2019).
Bar Admissions and Memberships
- Florida Bar, 1991-Present
- United States District Court, Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
- United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Advisory Board, Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference