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Brian Sites earned his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law where he graduated magna cum laude, and he completed his LL.M. at Columbia University School of Law where he was a James Kent Scholar. While in law school, he was involved in several student organizations, including the Florida State University Law Review, the Florida State University Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, and moot court in which he was a national champion. Prior to law school, he attended the College of Wooster in Ohio, where he was a double major in Psychology and Religious Studies, graduating cum laude and subsequently co-founding and leading for a decade the College’s attorney alumni group.

After earning his J.D. and becoming a member of the Florida Bar, he clerked at the Florida Supreme Court for Justice Wells. When Justice Wells retired, Brian remained at the Court as part of Justice Perry’s transition team until moving to attend Columbia University School of Law. Upon completion of his LL.M., he clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit as a staff attorney where he focused on criminal appeals, habeas corpus, and immigration cases.

In 2013, he returned to Florida to accept a tenure-track appointment at Barry University School of Law. He taught courses focused on legal research and writing, the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), the Florida Bar Exam, cyber law, law and religion, and other topics. During that time, he also served in several administrative roles, including two years as the Assistant Dean of Bar Preparation, Academic Success, and Experiential Learning where he helped reverse a three-year decline in bar passage among other bar-related milestones.

Brian has also been active in the community, including previously serving as a Big Brother and volunteering for various non-profits. He enjoys spending time with his family, tennis, video production and editing, and aquaculture efforts to restore our reefs.