"Brandon is a brilliant attorney who possesses not only a comprehensive knowledge of insurance law, but also a keen understanding of procedure. A master strategist, Brandon will ensure his clients' best interests are served."

Brandon Cathey

Brandon Cathey is a shareholder of Swope, Rodante P.A., known for achieving exceptional results for catastrophically injured clients. Clients have said of Brandon, “Language cannot adequately express the difference you have made in our lives.” Some of Brandon’s clients’ recent notable results include:

    • In May 2019, his clients won a $3.8 million jury verdict after breaking his foot in a motorcycle accident.
    • In March 2019, his clients won a $30.1 million jury verdict jury verdict after the insurance company refused to agree to more than $148,000.

    • In June 2018, his clients won a $6.7 million verdict in a food poisoning against a restaurant after its insurance company made its highest offer of $20,000.

  • A few months before that, his clients settled a wrongful death case for $1.5 million where the defendant had a policy limit of only $25,000.
  • In November 2017, his clients settled a case for $12.5 million in Port Charlotte where the insurance company’s highest prior offer had been its $300,000 policy limit.
  • The same month, his client won an important bad faith decision from the Georgia Court of Appeals. Mr. Cathey presented the oral argument for the policyholder before the Georgia Supreme Court, which was covered extensively by the national legal media.
  • Before that, following a bad faith jury verdict in Atlanta, affirmed by the United States 11th Circuit, his clients recovered $10 million over a $100,000 policy limit.
  • A few months before that, his client won a $717,000 UM verdict in Orlando against State Farm after it made its highest offer of $100.

Brandon and his wife, Sarah, are proud parents to their three-year old son, Sawyer, whose favorites are “nice dinosaurs” and the color red.

Brandon is the President of the Florida State College of Law Alumni Association and the President-Elect of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served as President of the Taxpayers Against Insurance Bad Faith Justice Association since 2014. He has been an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association since he graduated law school in 2004.
He has received professional recognition from

  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America (2016-present)
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine (2018)
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2018)
  • “Preeminent” AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell (2012-present)
  • “Superb” 10 out of 10 Rating, Avvo.com (2009 – present)
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association (President, 2018-Present)
  • Taxpayers Against Insurance Bad Faith (President, 2015-Present)
  • Florida Justice Association (Eagle, 2005-Present)
  • Florida State Alumni Association (President, 2018)
    • Immediate Past President

Brandon has consulted with and given seminars to hundreds of lawyers throughout the United States on issues in catastrophic injury cases, from insurance coverage and bad faith to corporate greed and Medicaid reimbursement.

  • “How Do We Get There? The State of the Law on Coblentz Agreement,” FJA Masters of Justice (October 2017)
  • “Bad Faith Law in Florida,” Tampa Bay Inn of Court (October 2017)
  • “Corporate Greed: How to Find It, How to Prove It in Bad Faith Cases,” FJA Annual Convention (June, 2017)
  • “Improve Your Clients Net Recovery by Challenging the Statutory Formula for Medicaid Reimbursement,” FJA Collateral Sources CLE Webinar (April 2017)
  • “Bad Faith 101,” FJA Personal Injury Bootcamp Webinar Series (April 2017)
  • “The Traps that Kill Great UM Bad Faith” FJA Workhorse Seminar (March 2016)
  • “Don’t Let Slippery Insurance Issues Jackknife Your Case,” FJA Masters of Justice (September, 2016)
  • “Insurance Bad Faith Legislative Update,” FJA Annual Convention (June 2015)

Brandon grew up in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In 2000, he earned his bachelor’s degree, with double majors in English and History, from the University of South Florida. In 2004, He graduated the Florida State College of Law in 2004, where he was a member of the Moot Court Team, awarded Best Brief among first-year law students who competed to join the moot court team, and chosen to present his oral argument before the Florida Supreme Court as a member of the prestigious “Final Four.” He was also a Co-Champion of the American Bar Association, FSU College of Law Negotiation Competition and awarded the Distinguished Pro Bono Service award for his efforts to assist the wrongly convicted through the Florida Innocence Project.