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Audra M. Bryant


Tallahassee
Office Phone: 850.385.9901
Office Fax: 954.761.9940
Email: ABryant@InsuranceDefense.net
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Workers’ Compensation
Audra M. Bryant, Esq., is a Junior Partner in the Tallahassee office. She is an experienced trial and appellate attorney. Audra has previously handled automobile negligence cases involving significant bodily injury claims, UM/UIM claims, dismemberment claims, wrongful death and bad-faith claims. She has also handled premises liability claims involving foreign substances, slip and falls, and trip and falls. She further handled negligent security cases involving parking lot assaults, inadequate lighting, robberies, attempted robberies and shootings. Audra has handled numerous construction defect claims involving condominium buildings with numerous contractors involved.

Audra previously ran the appellate department for multiple offices for an insurance defense firm. In this role, she was responsible for drafting appellate briefs, motions and handling oral arguments. Audra also previously worked for the State of Florida as a Children Legal Services attorney securing the safety of abused, abandoned and neglected children. While there she successfully tried numerous dependency and termination of parental rights cases. Additionally, Audra trained and supervised Child Welfare Legal Services attorneys in surrounding counties. Audra further served the community as an attorney ad litem advocating for dependent children in the foster care system.

Audra has experience handling professional liability and employment matters wherein she defended licensed professionals, employers, school leaders and others. She has also handled discrimination cases led with the FCHR/EEOC. Audra previously specialized in the handling workers' compensation defense matters.

Audra earned a B.S. from Florida State University (2002). She obtained her Juris Doctor from Florida State University (2004). Audra is admitted in Florida (2005). She is also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Northern (2009) and Middle (2016) Districts of Florida. Audra is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2016).

Education

  • Florida State University, B.S., 2002
  • Florida State University, J.D., 2004

Bar Admissions

  • 2005, Florida
  • 2009, United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • 2016, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • 2016, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Awards And Honors

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013-2021

Industries

  • Appeals | Litigation Support
  • Auto & Fleet Liability
  • Bad Faith | ECO
  • Construction Defect
  • Excess | Wrongful Death
  • EPL | Employment Law
  • Federal Practice
  • General Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability | E&O
  • Workers' Compensation
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