Ms. Brownlee is a Florida native. She attended high school at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, Florida. After graduation, Ms. Brownlee attended Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she played Varsity Volleyball. Ms. Brownlee graduated from Emory with a degree in International Studies, with a primary concentration on Western Europe, and a minor in French Studies.
Ms. Brownlee attended law school at the Florida State University College of Law, where she concentrated on International Law and received her certification with honors.
After law school, Ms. Brownlee dedicated 100% of her practice to appellate litigation. She has extensive experience in criminal and civil appellate law, at both the state and federal levels. She has represented clients in the district courts of appeal across Florida, and in the Florida Supreme Court. She has also performed oral argument at the First, Second and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, and at the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. A substantial amount of Ms. Brownlee’s practice was also dedicated to extraordinary writs and state and federal post-conviction matters.
Ms. Brownlee now brings the legal research, writing and oral presentation skills that she honed as an appellate practitioner to our firm’s litigation practice. She handles a variety of civil and criminal trial matters for the firm. Ms. Brownlee also provides trial support, using her appellate background to offer insight into critical legal issues, such as those involving the preservation of error.
In 2012, Ms. Brownlee was honored to be appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 9th Judicial Circuit by Governor Rick Scott. In 2015, her fellow commissioners selected Ms. Brownlee to serve as the Chair of the JNC, a position which she will hold until July of 2016.