Brian Rowland is a Jacksonville native who received his law degree with honors from Florida Coastal School of Law where he was first in the Summer ’01 class. He was a member of the Florida Coastal Law Review and founded the Law and Technology Society. Additional legal studies include European Union Law, Comparative Law and International Internet Law at the University of Vienna, in Austria. He also holds two undergraduate degrees from Florida State University: Mass Communication and Business Marketing.
Brian Rowland is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated.
AV Preeminent (4.5–5.0) is a significant rating accomplishment — a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. The rating for Brian Rowland is a 4.8 which is a combination of:
(A) The General Ethical Standards rating which denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Those lawyers who meet the “Very High” criteria of General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process — Legal Ability.
(B) Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest).
These areas are:
Legal Knowledge — Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)
Analytical Capabilities — Lawyer’s creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
Judgment — Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue
Communication Ability — Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
Legal Experience — Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s)
Prior to admission to the Florida Bar, since 1983, Brian held management and ownership positions at various radio stations in North Florida and South Georgia and has also held positions as marketing manager and vice president of two Jacksonville-area software development firms.
AFFILIATIONS, INTERESTS & HONORS
Member: Jacksonville Bar Association
Member: The State Bar of Georgia
Member: The Florida Bar
Author: “Media Fairness: Regulation, Diversity, Reality” published in Florida Coastal Law Journal, Vol. III, 67
Author: “An Athlete’s Right of Publicity: The Parameters of Control” published in 76-Nov Florida Bar Law Journal 45
Author: “Minority Preferences in F.C.C. Licensing”
Program Speaker: “The Right of Publicity” seminar, 2002 Florida Bar Mid-Year Meeting, Miami, Florida.
Seminar Panelist: Connexion Music Festival, 2004; Jacksonville Film Festival – Entertainment Law Seminar, 2005 and 2007; Florida Coastal School of Law Entertainment Law Conference 2008; and University of Florida Music Law Conference, 2005 and 2008.
Director: Riverside Fine Arts Association
Former Director: Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida