J. Brock McClane
J. Brock McClane

About J. Brock McClane:

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J. Brock McClane's practice centers on commercial litigation and business planning including international estate settlement, trustee services, international litigation and fiduciary litigation. He is also a Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

Brock was born in Gainesville, Florida and resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Sarah, and three children.

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Location Orlando, FL
Location 407-843-2111
Location 407-422-1080
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Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • International Law
  • Estate Settlement and Trustee Services

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in International Law, Florida Bar, 1999 - Present
  • Civil Law Notary, Commissioned by the Governor of Florida, 1999 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, 2011 - Present

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2006

Education

  1. George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1988
  2. Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: Economics and German Honor Societies
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: German

Published Works

  • The Florida Civil Law Notary: A Practical New Tool for Doing Business with Latin America, 32 Stetson L Rev 727, 2003
  • How Late in the Emergence of a Norm of Customary International Law May a Persistent Objector Object?, 13 ILSA J Intl L 1, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Consul, Federal Republic of Germany, 2010 - Present
  • "AV" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Selected for Inclusion, 2010 - 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers in Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Creditor Debtor Rights, International 2006 - 2014, 2016 - 2017
  • Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers, Selected for Inclusion, 2008 - 2015
  • 2013 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
  • American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell®, Top Rated Lawyer in International Law and International Trade Selected for Inclusion, 2013 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2010 - 2017
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite Selected for Inclusion, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, International Law Section, Chair of Section, 2008 - 2009
  • Florida Bar, International Law Section, Member (Executive Council Member 2002 - Present)
  • The Florida Bar, International Law Section, Former Chairman of the Legislation Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Former Chairman of the International Law Certification Committee
  • Global Connections Foundation, Inc., Director and Treasurer, 1995 - Present
  • Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, Charter Member
  • Orlando Mayor’s International Advisory Board, Chairman
  • Blankner School Foundation, Inc., Founder and Former President & Director , 2000 - 2006
  • Delaney Park Little League, Former Director and Former Secretary
  • Orlando Mayor's Education Action Council, Former Chairman, Programs Subcommittee
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Former Chairman, International Law Committee
  • Orlando Mayor's Educational Partnership Task Force II, Member, 2002
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, International Law Committee (Chairman 1998-2001), 1989 - Present
  • The Florida Bar, International Law Section, Executive Council Member, 2002 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Smith Mackinnon & Mathews, PA (Orlando), Associate, 1989 - 1991
  • Collier Shannon Rill & Scott (Washington), Law Clerk, 1987 - 1988
  • Federal Aviation Administration, General Counsel (Washington), Law Clerk, 1987
  • Holland & Knight (Miami), Summer Associate, 1987
  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Washington), Law Clerk, 1986
  • U.S. Senate Budget Committee (Washington), Legislative Correspondent, 1984 - 1985
  • McClane Partners Law Firm, P.A., Managing Shareholder, 1992 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Inc., Trustee and Endowment Committee Chair, 2014 - Present
  • Successful Linda Kobert Campaign for Orange County School Board, Treasurer, 2014
  • First United Methodist Church of Orlando, Endowment Chair, 2011 - 2012
  • First United Methodist Church of Orlando, Church Council Vice Chair, 2013 - 2014

Languages

  • German

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