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. 

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
Phone 407-843-2111
Fax 407-422-1080

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, 2003 - 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Selected for Inclusion, 2010 - 2018
  • 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 - 2018
  • 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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