honors & recognitions

LEADERSHIP

publications  &  PRESENTATIONS


 

​​PROFESSIONAL HONORS & AWARDS

  • Brian Burgoon Outstanding Mentorship Award, University of Florida Student Government (2021) (award namesake & inaugural recipient)
  • Austin Peele Distinguished Trustee Award, UF College of Law (2021)
  • Myra Morgan Outstanding Mentorship Award, Florida Blue Key (2019)
  • Tony Boggs Excellence in Discipline Award, The Florida Bar (2014)
  • University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus Award (2009)
  • Rated AV-Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell
  • "Top 100" Georgia Super Lawyers list (2015-21)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers list (2014-21)
  • Georgia Rising Stars list (2009-12)
  • Georgia Trend "Legal Elite," Trial & Business Law (2010-20)
  • Profiled in Georgia Trend as a "Legal Elite" top vote receiver in Business Law (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2020-22)
  • Georgia Litigation Star, Euromoney's Benchmark Plaintiffs (2012-14)
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll, State Bar of Georgia (1999, 2000)


ADDITIONAL HONORS & AWARDS

  • UF Outstanding Leader Award (for 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 Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Order of the Coif
  • Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research & Writing, UF College of Law




PUBLICATIONS


Author, Florida’s Lawyer Discipline System: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 95, No. 1 (Jan./Feb. 2021)


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


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

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


Co-Author, “Eleventh Circuit Reverses Health Care Fraud Convictions of Former HCA Officials,” Georgia Health Law Developments, State Bar of Georgia Health Law Section (Summer 2002)


PRESENTATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS


Adjunct Professor, University of Florida College of Law, Lawyer Regulation and Discipline course (2021)


​​Guest Lecturer, University of Florida College of Law, Law Practice Management & Technology course (2018, 2019, 2021)

Facilitator, Emory Law School Professionalism Program (2019-21)

Co-presenter on Florida's lawyer regulation and discipline process to the Florida Supreme Court, Florida Supreme Court/Florida Bar Executive Committee summit (June 2019)


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

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


Alumni speaker, University of Florida College of Law orientation (2015, 2020)


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



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 (8 terms)
  • Chair/Co-Chair, Disciplinary Review Committee (5 terms)
  • Chair, Program Evaluation Committee
  • Chair, Rules Committee 
  • Chair, Technology Committee
  • Vice Chair of Disciplinary Review, Program Evaluation, and Rules Committees
  • Hawkins Commission on the Review of the Discipline System
  • Special Committee on Judicial Referrals of Discipline Cases
  • Special Committee on Technologies Affecting the Practice of Law
  • Board Liaison, Aviation Law Committee*
  • Additional committee service:  Strategic Planning, Professional Ethics Review,* Budget,* Audit, Communications, Disciplinary Procedures, Grievance Mediation & Fee Arbitration, Consumer Protection Law, Pro Bono Legal Services, and Member Benefits Committees (*=current member)


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

  • President (2018-19)
  • President-Elect (2017-18)
  • Vice President (2016-17)
  • Executive Committee (2014-20)
  • Board of Directors (2010-20)


University of Florida College of Law Board of Trustees

  • Secretary (2021-present)
  • 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

  • Search Committee for UF's Vice President for Student Affairs (2019)
  • UF Foundation Board (2018-19)
  • Leadership Council, Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program (2014-20) 


DeKalb Bar Association

  • Board of Directors (2020-present)




ADDITIONAL PAST LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

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