Bruce Brashear, J.D.

Bruce Brashear grew up in Gainesville, graduating from Gainesville High School in 1970.  He Received his undergraduate degrees from Vanderbilt University, and his J.D. from the University of Tulsa School Of Law in 1977. Bruce has been practicing law in Gainesville for more than 30 years and is an active participant in the local business community.

He has extensive experience representing businesses from start-up through raising capital to sale or merger. Bruce’s practice includes significant commercial litigation; technology and licensing law; securities; and corporate transactional law.

In 1994, he was selected as Person of the Year by The Gainesville Sun for his instrumental role in creating Alachua Freenet, Inc., a not for profit Internet Service Provider. In addition, he helped fund Gainesville Area Innovation Network, Inc., to assist start-up businesses. He has served on the advisory boards of Biotech Development, Inc. and Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center; been a board member of the 8th Judicial Circuit Bar Association; chaired the City-County Cable Committee; and served as outside counsel for the Board of Trustees for Santa Fe College. Bruce is also an adjunct professor at the Warrington Business School at the University of Florida, teaching entrepreneurship classes.

Prior to founding Brashear, Marsh & Assoc, PL, the predecessor to Brashear & Assoc., PL, Bruce was the senior shareholder in Brashear & Assoc., P.L., founded in 1991. From 1984 to 1991, he was a shareholder in Watson, Folds, Steadham, Christmann, Brashear, Tovkach & Walker.