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Brian Robert Denney

Brian Robert Denney

Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
West Palm Beach, FL
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Attorney Biography

BRIAN R. DENNEY is a shareholder at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley. He has earned Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law, the highest level of recognition for the competency and experience of a civil trial lawyer. Since joining the firm in 2007, he has tried numerous cases throughout the State of Florida, resulting in successful verdicts on behalf of his clients. By developing positive relationships with his clients, he is able to serve as their advocate at trial, taking into account the unique circumstances of each case.

Mr. Denney has extensive experience in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and products liability cases. In 2010, he obtained a verdict in excess of $21 million against two tobacco companies in Escambia County; a verdict in excess of $1 million in Palm Beach County in a high-profile automobile negligence case on behalf of a college basketball player; and a verdict of $720,000 in Palm Beach County in a challenging automobile negligence case involving aggravation of a pre-existing condition. In 2012, Mr. Denney obtained a $3.5 million verdict in a wrongful death action on behalf of a 92-year-old surviving spouse in the first tobacco case tried in Highlands County.

Named as a top "Up and Comer" Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide for personal injury/medical malpractice and an "Up and Comer" by Florida Legal Elite, Mr. Denney was recently listed in the National Trial Lawyers Association’s "Top 40 Under 40." He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Florida Justice Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and the Palm Beach County Justice Association, and has lectured on trial advocacy to lawyers and law students.

A native of West Palm Beach, Mr. Denney earned his undergraduate degree from Stetson University prior to receiving his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from Stetson University College of Law, where he was the recipient of the Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award. He began his legal career in the general trial division of a well-known statewide law firm at its primary office in Tampa, Florida, where he gained experience in civil litigation and successfully tried cases to verdict. He was then invited to become a shareholder in another Tampa law firm, where he represented medical professionals and manufacturers in medical malpractice and products liability litigation.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury (50%)
Civil Trial Law (50%)

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing


Stetson University College of Law

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


American Association for Justice
Leaders Forum Patron
American Association for Justice

The Injury Board
The Injury Board

Palm Beach County Justice Association
Palm Beach County Justice Association

Florida Justice Association
EAGLE Sponsor
Florida Justice Association

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Brian Robert Denney
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Office: 561-686-6300
Office: 866-735-1102
Fax: 561-227-2700
Fax: 561-383-9509
Fax: 561-478-0754

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Bar License Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Specialist in Civil Trial Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."

Attorneys certified in civil trial law in have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.

Nonprofit Organizations

American Association for Justice -

The AAJ is committed to promoting a fair and effective civil justice system while supporting the work of attorneys representing plaintiffs.

Florida Justice Association -

The FJA is a professional association that advocates for fair access to Florida's civil court system and works support and educate attorneys who protect the rights of plaintiffs seeking justice. Many of the top personal injury and civil trial lawyers in , belong to this respected non-profit organization.

Palm Beach County Justice Association -

PBCJA supports and educates trial attorneys representing plaintiffs in civil cases while advocating for fair access to Florida's civil court system. Many of the top personal injury attorneys in West Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach County belong to the PBCJA and take on leadership positions in this organization.