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)


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

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

Facilitator, Emory Law School Professionalism Program (Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2021)

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)



  • University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus Award (2009)
  • Tony Boggs Excellence in Discipline Award, The Florida Bar (2014)
  • Myra Morgan Outstanding Mentorship Award, Florida Blue Key (2019)
  • 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 (2020-21)
  • Georgia Litigation Star, Euromoney's Benchmark Plaintiffs (2012-14)
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll, State Bar of Georgia (1999, 2000)


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

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, Program Evaluation Committee
  • Past Chair, Disciplinary Review Committee
  • Past Chair, Technology Committee 
  • Past Chair, Rules Committee
  • Past Vice Chair of Disciplinary Review Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, and Rules Committee
  • Hawkins Commission on the Review of the Discipline System (past)
  • Special Committee on Judicial Referrals of Discipline Cases
  • Special Committee on Technologies Affecting the Practice of Law (past)
  • Board Liaison, Aviation Law Committee
  • Additional committee service:  Strategic Planning (current  member), 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

  • 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

  • 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)
  • Atlanta Regional Cabinet (2019-present)

University of Florida

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

DeKalb Bar Association

  • Board of Directors (2020-present)


  • 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