As a result of my accepting an in-house counsel posi­tion and closing the firm on July 25, 2014, the firm is no longer conducting private law prac­tice services or accepting new clients.  The e-mail address given on this website will remain active and will be checked frequently, so do not hesi­tate to address any past client repre­sen­ta­tion wrap-up matters with me via e-mail.


 Very best regards,


 Brian Rowland

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Brian M. Rowland, Esq. & Brian Rowland, P.A.

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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.





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