Caroleen B. Brej

Caroleen B. Brej

Location:
Sarasota, Florida
Phone:
941-549-8963
Fax:
941-312-5316
Email:

Caroleen B. Brej concentrates her practice in the area of commercial litigation involving business and real estate disputes. She handles both trials and civil proceedings.

Ms. Brej received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 2008 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2011. 

Ms. Brej has both criminal and civil litigation experience.  After law school, she worked as a clerk in the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida, handling felony postconviction matters. Upon moving to Sarasota in 2013, Ms. Brej became an Assistant State Attorney, representing the State of Florida in criminal misdemeanor, felony and juvenile cases.  Ms. Brej has successfully litigated over thirty criminal trials to verdict.  

Prior to joining Bentley & Bruning, Ms. Brej also practiced complex product liability litigation involving defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals in both state and federal courts, nationwide. Ms. Brej led extensive electronic discovery and handled prelitigation civil proceedings.  

Ms. Brej is actively involved in the Sarasota County Bar Association, serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division and on multiple committees.  Ms. Brej is also a board member of the Sarasota County Gator Club.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Civil Proceedings

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2011
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Major: Marketing
    • Major: Spanish

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division – Civil Trial Committee, Member
  • Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division – Law Week Committee
  • Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division – Mentoring Event Committee Chair
  • Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division – Social Event Committee Co-Chair
  • Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division – Mock Trial Committee, Member
  • Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division – Summer Social Committee, Member
  • Sarasota County Bar Association – Diversity Committee, Member
  • Sarasota County Gator Club, Member of the Board of Directors
  • The Honorable Major B. Harding American Inn of Court, Barrister 2012-2013
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyer’s Division – Membership Committee, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Women’s Trial Lawyers Caucus, Member
  • Women En Mass, Member
  • Injury Board