Allan F. Brooke II


Allan F. Brooke II

Allan F. Brooke II has degrees in physics, astronomy, literature, theology, and law. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1979 and Dallas Theological Seminary in 1986. In 1992, Mr. Brooke graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was an executive editor of the Texas Law Review and an associate editor of the American Journal of Criminal Law. His legal publications include articles on commercial damages and Supreme Court history and, as editor, a book on Texas litigation practice. Mr. Brooke interned with the chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court, the Honorable Thomas R. Phillips, and came to the Bedell Firm in 1993 after clerking for the chief judge of the Eleventh Circuit, the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat. He is a member of the Florida and Texas bars, and is admitted to practice in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He formerly served on The Florida Bar’s Committee on Technology, and is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court. He has repeatedly been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and similar publications. Mr. Brooke’s current areas of concentration include white-collar criminal defense, appellate litigation, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Brooke speaks and teaches frequently on theological and literary topics. He and his wife, Katherine, have five children.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2010-present) in the following practice area: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2007-2009, 2013-2022)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV
  • Jacksonville Magazine’s Best Lawyers | 2024
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Legal Writings & Presentations

  • “Defending the Prescription Case,” Florida Defender (Winter 2014)
  • “Effective Appellate Advocacy: Three Appellate Lawyers and a Judge,” panel presentation at 11th Circuit Judicial Conference (2007)
  • “Legal Images: The Use of Demonstratives in Trial, Mediation, and the Office,” individual presentation before Chester Bedell Inn of Court (2003)
  • Texas Litigation Reader (A.F. Brooke II & Gregory S. Coleman, eds., 1992)
  • Note, Great Expectations: Assessing the Contract Damages of the Take-or-Pay Producer, 70 Texas L. Rev. 1469 (May 1992)
  • Note, When Ignorance of the Law Became an Excuse: Lambert & Its Progeny, 19 Am. J. Crim. L. 279 (Winter 1992)
  • Book Review, 17 Am. J. Crim. L. 331 (Spring 1990) (reviewing Colin Wilson, Written in Blood: A History of Forensic Detection (1989))