Recent law grad cited in federal court
Brandon Breslow J.D. ’16, recently published an article in The Federal Lawyer, the official publication of the Federal Bar Association, that was cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the case of John R. Turner v. U.S.
Breslow began working on the pivotal article, “Signs of Life in the Supreme Court’s Uncharted Territory: Why the Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel Should Attach to Pre-Indictment Plea Bargaining,” while he was still a student in Professor of Law Ellen S. Podgor’s class in the Honors Program at Stetson law school.
As a law student, Breslow was a member of Stetson’s Trial Team, interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and worked as a law clerk at Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A.
His work as a student was focused on criminal justice and looking beyond what the law is to suggest what the law should be.
As a law clerk, Breslow researched Sixth Amendment ineffective assistance of counsel claims at the plea bargaining stage and the Supreme Court’s Bright-Line Rule. His research led him to develop the underlying theme of his paper.
Since graduating and passing the Florida Bar last September, Breslow works with mentors Katherine Earle Yanes J.D. ’97 and James Felman as an associate attorney for Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. in Tampa, focused on trial, appellate, and post-conviction proceedings in federal and state courts.
“They both encourage me not only to become a better attorney for the benefit of our clients, but also for the benefit of the community and the legal profession,” Breslow said of his mentors.
Post date: Feb. 21, 2017