• University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus Award (2009)
  • Tony Boggs Excellence in Discipline Award, Florida Bar (2014)
  • Myra Morgan Outstanding Mentorship Award, Florida Blue Key (2019)
  • Rated AV-Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2020)
  • "Top 100" Georgia Super Lawyers (2015-20)
  • Georgia Super Lawyer (2014-20)
  • Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star (2009-12)
  • Georgia Trend "Legal Elite" (2010-19) (both Trial & Business Law)
  • Profiled in Georgia Trend as a "Legal Elite" top vote receiver in Business Law (2015)
  • Georgia Litigation Star, Euromoney's Benchmark Plaintiffs
  • Burgoon Law Firm named a leading Georgia litigation firm in Euromoney's Benchmark Plaintiffs
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll, State Bar of Georgia


  • Named UF's Outstanding Male Leader for his graduating class
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame
  • UF College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame
  • UF College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Four-Year Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Order of the Coif
  • Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary


​​​​Rocky Mountain Flying, Vectors (Florida’s Aviation Law Journal), Vol. 4, Issue 1 (Nov. 2015)

The Bar's Procedure for Investigating and Prosecuting Disciplinary Complaints, Florida Bar News (Feb. 1, 2014)

Diversion to Disbarment; The Florida Lawyer Discipline System, Florida Bar News (Dec. 1, 2013)


Guest Lecturer, “Law Practice Management & Technology” course, University of Florida College of Law (Spring 2018, Spring 2019)

Facilitator, Emory Law School Professionalism Program (Spring 2019, Fall 2019)

Co-Presenter of “An Overview of the Lawyer Regulation Process in Florida and Georgia,” Florida Bar Out-of-State Division’s Tech & Ethics Seminar in Atlanta (January 2018)

Alumni commencement speaker, University of Florida Commencement (August 2018, December 2018, May 2019, August 2019)

Presenter, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP's annual ethics & professionalism seminar (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

honors & recognitions


publications  &  PRESENTATIONS


Brian Burgoon recognizes the importance of leadership and community service, and has given extensively of his time and expertise in leadership roles with various organizations.  Brian's commitment to public service began in college and law school, and he has carried on that commitment in professional life.  The organizations Brian has served include the following:

The Florida Bar

  • Board of Governors (2000-present)
  • Executive Committee (2011-15, 2017-present)
  • Chair, Disciplinary Review Committee (2019-present; serving 5th term)
  • Chair-Elect, Program Evaluation Committee (2019-present)
  • Chair, Rules Committee (2006-07)
  • Chair, Technology Committee (2018-19) 
  • Hawkins Commission on the Review of the Discipline System
  • Special Committee on Technologies Affecting the Practice of Law
  • Board Liaison, Aviation Law Committee
  • Served as Vice Chair of Disciplinary Review Committee (3 terms), Program Evaluation Committee and Rules Committee
  • Served on Strategic Planning, Professional Ethics Review, Audit, Communications, Disciplinary Procedures, Grievance Mediation & Fee Arbitration, Consumer Protection Law, Pro Bono Legal Services and Member Benefits Committees

State Bar of Georgia

  • Appointed by Georgia Supreme Court to serve as a Special Master to preside over attorney disciplinary proceedings
  • Aviation Law Section
  • Past Member, YLD Business Law Committee

University of Florida Alumni Association (National)

  • Immediate Past President (2019-present)
  • President (2018-19)
  • President-Elect (2017-18)
  • Vice President (2016-17)
  • Executive Committee (2014-present)
  • Board of Directors (2010-present)

University of Florida College of Law Board of Trustees

  • Executive Committee (2019-present) 
  • Trustee (2014-15, 2016-present)

University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council

  • President (2014-15)
  • President-Elect (2013-14)
  • Secretary (2012-13)
  • Board of Directors/Executive Committee (2009-16)

University of Florida Foundation

  • National Board of Directors (2018-19)
  • Board Nominating Committee (2016-17, 2018-19)
  • Board Audit Committee (2017-18)
  • Atlanta Regional Cabinet (2019-present)

University of Florida

  • Leadership Council, Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program (2014-present)
  • Search Committee for UF's Vice President for Student Affairs (2019)


  • Student Body President, University of Florida
  • Chair, State Council of Student Body Presidents, State of Florida
  • Board of Masters (Student Supreme Court), University of Florida
  • Chief Justice of the Student Traffic Court, University of Florida
  • Senate President, University of Florida
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, University of Florida