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Andrew Ballentine is an Associate Attorney in the Firm’s Orlando office. Prior to joining the Firm, Andrew was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Eduardo V. Rodriguez, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

Due to his diverse experience Andrew has represented the Firm’s clients in civil and commercial litigation, and appellate cases, including small business owners, individuals, local governments, insurance companies, medium and large corporations, as well as nation-wide institutional clients in a wide range of matters. These matters include contract disputes, insurance coverage matters, general business disputes, including corporate and partnership disputes, construction matters, land use, zoning, and local government disputes.

Additionally, Andrew is qualified to handle a variety of complex cases in bankruptcy matters, including the representation of debtors and unsecured, secured, and governmental creditors in Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy cases.

In 2019, Andrew was appointed for a four-year term as a Commissioner on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit by Governor Ron DeSantis. Additionally, Andrew takes great pride in serving as the Vice President of Programming for the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is also a Director at Large for the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and has been appointed to a Task Force by the Federal Bar Association for the past several years.

Andrew values staying connected to his community and serves as the Board President for the Copper Chase Homeowner’s Association and as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Vorg, Inc., an animal welfare non-profit in Hawaii.

Prior to graduating from law school, Andrew was a financial planner with Nelson Financial Planning and a FINRA registered representative and principal with Nelson Ivest Brokerage Services Inc. Andrew also earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2005.

Bar Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Insurance Defense
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Appeals
  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment & Civil Rights
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association: V.P. of Programming (2021-present, 2019-2020), Director at Large (2020-20201), Special Projects Director (2017-2019), and Law School Liaison (2014-2015)
  • State & Local Gov’t Relations Section of the Federal Bar Association: Chair (2019-2021), Deputy Chair (2017-2019), and Secretary (2016-2017)
  • Federalist Society, Member
  • Copper Chase Homeowner’s Association, Inc., Board President
  • Vorg, Inc., Treasurer
  • Bankruptcy Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, Director at Large (2021-present)

Speaking Engagements

Education

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude – 2015

University of Florida

  • Master of Arts in Agribusiness – 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Food & Resource Economics – 2001
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