Brian practices in a small plaintiff's firm because he enjoys the inter-personal relationship with clients that is built and fostered during his handling of the case. He knows the outcome of each case could potentially alter his clients' lives and, for this reason, he treats each case with the same level of attention and care to make sure his clients know he has their best interest at the forefront of each case. Brian focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage disputes, personal injury claims and car accident cases. Having successfully resolved legal matters in state and federal courts throughout the country from Florida to California, Brian has helped a wide range of individuals and companies protect and enforce their legal rights. His high level of professionalism and devoted advocacy have earned him a solid reputation in the Pensacola legal community as well as Lifetime Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Brian is dedicated to providing aggressive legal service on a contingency fee basis—meaning he does not get paid unless and until you get paid—because he is a firm believer in every citizen's ability to exercise their constitutional right to take those who wrong them to court, no matter their current financial situation. He will be the first to tell you: Everyone deserves equal treatment under the law. Brian's clients can expect to be treated with dignity and respect from their first meeting. When he's not practicing law, Brian enjoys scuba diving, fishing, reading, traveling, and watching old movies.
Helping those who have been harmed by the misconduct of others is why I practice law.”
— Brian Hancock
- Florida, 2013
- Alabama, 2001
- Tennessee, 2004
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
- Insurance Disputes
- Personal Injury Claims
- Car Accidents
- Patent, Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secrets
- Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
Pro Bono Activities
- ECARE Volunteer (Every Child A Reader Escambia), October 2015-Present
- University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, J.D. with Honors, 2001
- University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, B.A. with Honors, 1998
Phi Beta Kappa
Notable Case Results
Successfully obtained a declaratory judgment and permanent injunction on behalf of a Dutch alternative fuels company in the United State District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Fort Pierce) against a Florida distributor and its principal who were infringing his client's registered trademarks and seeking to misappropriate his client's international patent portfolio.
Successfully obtained a preliminary injunction to the fullest extent permitted by Florida law on behalf of an internationally recognized media development and technology design firm alleging breach of contract against a former employee in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Orlando) for violation of a confidentiality/non-solicitation agreement.
- Notable Case Results (contd.):
Obtained settlement on behalf of a patentee of nutritional drink compositions in patent infringement litigation in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (Los Angeles) against two of the largest multinational pharmaceutical and consumer goods conglomerates in the world.
Obtained settlement on behalf of a video game developer in copyright infringement litigation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco) against the most popular social networking website in the world and a rival video game developer.
Successfully briefed and obtained the denial of an infringing defendant's summary judgment motion in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Tampa) seeking, among other things, to invalidate client's patent relating to newspaper insert feeding technology ultimately resulting in settlement of his client's infringement claim.
Successfully briefed and obtained the denial of an infringing defendant's motion for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall) seeking, among other things, a declaratory judgment of non-infringement of client's patent disclosing pioneering firewall security software ultimately resulting in settlement of his client's infringement claim.
Successfully defended on appeal before the Alabama Supreme Court a grant of summary judgment obtained on behalf of a major real estate and financial services company that had been sued for fraudulent misrepresentation and suppression in connection with the sale of residential property located in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Obtained a jury verdict in the Circuit Court of Calhoun County, Alabama that was nearly five times the amount offered in settlement by defendant on behalf of a family that was wrongly evicted from the residential property they were leasing to own.
Successfully defended on appeal before the Alabama Supreme Court a six-figure jury verdict obtained on behalf of a small church that had filed suit against a national insurance company asserting claims of fraud and bad faith breach of contract.