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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.

Andrew was born and raised in Largo, Florida before he left for Gainesville to attend the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Food & Resource Economics from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Additionally, Andrew earned a Master of Arts from the Graduate School at the University of Florida in Agribusiness, during which time he was a graduate assistant for Finance and Investment courses taught by Professor P.J. van Blokland.

Andrew received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law.  During law school, Andrew was a member of Law Review and served as a supervising editor.  Andrew was also the Vice President and Treasurer for the school’s Federalist Society chapter, and the school’s liaison to the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  Andrew earned the top grade in Property I and Public International Law.

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 has earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2005. Andrew also serves the Board President for his Homeowner’s Association and the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Vorg, Inc., an animal welfare non-profit in Hawaii.” with “Andrew also serves as the Vice President of Programming for the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Chair of the State and Local Government Relations Section of the Federal Bar Association, the Board President for his Homeowner’s Association, and Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Vorg, Inc., an animal welfare non-profit in Hawaii.  Additionally, Andrew serves on a Federal Bar Association task force charged with determining ways to encourage opportunities for lesser experienced attorneys in federal court.

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
  • Federal Bar Association’s Orlando Chapter, Special Projects Director
  • State & Local Government Relations Section of the Federal Bar, Chair
  • Federalist Society, Member
  • Copper Chase Homeowner’s Association, Inc., Board President
  • Vorg, Inc., Treasurer

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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