J.D. - 1988 Honors: Stetson University College of Law Mock Trial Champion
Bryan Caulfield practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death law. Whether the claim has arisen from a car, motorcycle, pedestrian, or bicycle accident or another source, Bryan has the expertise and experience to handle the case. He has handled over 3,500 cases from start to finish in his over 20 year career, representing only individuals in their claims for compensation for injury or death arising out of negligence.
While in law school, Bryan received numerous honors for his achievements. He was the Stetson University College of Law Mock Trial Champion in 1987. He was elected president of the Trial Advocacy Society at Stetson University College of Law in 1987. He was also selected by competition to Stetson’s Moot Court team where he argued simulated appellate court arguments. Bryan represented Stetson at the 1987 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition at the Florida Bar Convention, where he was named the Best Oral Advocate of the Preliminary Round in which teams from every Florida Law School participated. He was also selected by competition to represent Stetson on their American Bar Association Mock Trial Team. He and his partner were regional champions and placed second in the nation among 220 teams representing every accredited law school in America in Dallas, Texas at the National ABA Convention in 1988.
Upon graduation, Bryan, along with his trial team partner, received the Ralph Harris Farrell Award as outstanding advocates of their 1988 Stetson University College of Law graduating class. Bryan was selected for induction to the Order of Barristers.
Bryan joined the firm, then known as Perenich and Carroll P.A, first as a law clerk while in law school, and later became an associate at the firm. He was named a partner in 1991. He has spent his career utilizing his strong advocacy skills for the benefit of his clients.
Bryan has gone on to achieve Board Certification as a civil trial lawyer from the Florida Bar. This makes him one of the less than 2% of all 86,000 Florida attorneys who have achieved board certification. Bryan is one of the few practicing attorneys who has achieved a verdict in excess of two million dollars.
Most of his cases resolve by settlement before a jury trial is necessary. In the event the case does not settle, he has the expertise and experience to reject the insurance company’s final offer and proceed to a jury trial. He has conducted jury trials in cases involving personal injury or wrongful death in virtually every type of case, including auto accidents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability in both state and federal courts.
Bryan is a member of the Florida Justice Association, American Association of Justice, American Bar Association, and the Clearwater Bar Association. He also holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the world’s largest independent legal rating service, which identifies Bryan’s legal ability and recognizes that he demonstrates the highest professional and ethical standards.
Active in the community, Bryan has coached, sponsored, or acted as assistant coach in numerous area youth sports leagues. He began coaching in Oldsmar Little League Baseball and as his children grew, later coached recreational soccer and middle school basketball, and was later selected to coach both boys and girl’s competitive soccer teams. In addition, Bryan has served on the Board of Directors of The East Lake Arsenal Soccer Club, and has completed a term as President of the East Lake Soccer Association.