Andy Bardos - Attorney at Law

301 South Bronough Street
Suite 600
Post Office Box 11189 (32302-3189)
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

P 850-577-9090
F 850-577-3311
D 850-577-6959

1795 West NASA Blvd.
Post Office Box 1870 (32902-1870)
Melbourne, Florida 32901

P 321-727-8100
F 321-984-4122

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Andy practices in civil and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on complex and constitutional claims.

Andy has represented state agencies in high-profile litigation, including the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate in redistricting litigation, the Florida Department of State in constitutional challenges to Florida’s election laws, the Florida Legislature in its defense of the constitutionality of legislative appropriations, and the State of Florida in litigation brought by the United States Department of Justice under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Andy has also represented candidates for public office, political committees, and trade associations, and authored numerous appellate briefs in state and federal court, including briefs on behalf of state colleges and universities.

Before he rejoined GrayRobinson in June 2012, Andy served as Special Counsel to the President of the Florida Senate. As Special Counsel, Andy participated in the development of legislation and served as policy coordinator to the Judiciary Committee, the Health Regulation Committee, and the Ethics and Elections Subcommittee. Florida Trend magazine recognized Andy as one of the State’s Top Government Attorneys.

In 2019, Florida Trend named Andy one of its Legal Elite in the Appellate Practice category. Andy holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV Preeminent.

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Raised in Melbourne, Andy coordinated political campaigns while in college and law school. During law school at the University of Florida, Andy earned five book awards and, in 2003, served as summer extern to the Honorable Patricia C. Fawsett, then Chief Judge of the Middle District of Florida. Andy also served as a member of the Florida Law Review and the Journal of Law and Public Policy and received the Law Review’s Accomplished Research Award. In 2005, Andy earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida’s nationally recognized tax program.

  • University of Central Florida, B.A. political science (cum laude, 2000)
    • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • University of Florida, J.D. (magna cum laude, 2004)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Book Awards
      • Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers
      • Elections and Campaign Finance
      • Eminent Domain
      • Appellate Advocacy
      • Legal Research and Writing
    • Florida Law Review
      • Accomplished Research Award
    • Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • University of Florida, LL.M., taxation (2005)
    • Graduate Research Assistant to Professor Lawrence Lokken 
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
Reported Cases
  • Gallardo v. Dudek, 963 F.3d 1167 (11th Cir. 2020)
  • Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General re: Prohibits Possession of Defined Assault Weapons, --- So. 3d ----, No. SC19-1266, 2020 WL 2960236 (Fla. June 4, 2020)
  • Atkins v. Sarasota County, --- F. Supp. 3d ----, No. 8:19-cv-3048-T-02CPT, 2020 WL 2110474 (M.D. Fla. May 4, 2020)
  • Alexander v. Mayhew, No. 4:18-cv-569-RH-MJF, 2020 WL 1547880 (N.D. Fla. Mar. 31, 2020)
  • Alexander v. Mayhew, 334 F.R.D. 626 (N.D. Fla. 2020)
  • Gardi v. United Healthcare Services, Inc., 437 F. Supp. 3d 1188 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
  • Oliva v. Florida Wildlife Federation, Inc., 281 So. 3d 531 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019)
  • Snyder v. Florida Prepaid College Board, 269 So. 3d 586 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019)
  • Corcoran v. Geffin, 250 So. 3d 779 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018)
  • Florida A & M University Board of Trustees v. Bruno, 198 So. 3d 1040 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016) (amicus curiae)
  • C.V. v. Dudek, 209 F. Supp. 3d 1279 (S.D. Fla. 2016)
  • League of Women Voters of Florida v. Detzner, 188 So. 3d 68 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016)
  • Port Everglades Pilots Association v. Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, 170 So. 3d 952 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015)
  • Crews v. Florida Public Employers Council 79, AFSCME, 113 So. 3d 1063 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)
  • Rhea v. District Board of Trustees of Santa Fe College, 109 So. 3d 851 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013) (amicus curiae on rehearing) 
  • In re Senate Joint Resolution of Legislative Apportionment 2-B, 89 So. 3d 872 (Fla. 2012)
  • Citizens for Police Accountability Political Committee v. Browning, 572 F.3d 1213 (11th Cir. 2009)
  • Rensin v. State, Office of Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs, 18 So. 3d 572 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009)
  • League of Women Voters of Florida v. Browning, 575 F. Supp. 2d 1298 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
  • Florida State Conference of NAACP v. Browning, 569 F. Supp. 2d 1237 (N.D. Fla. 2008)
  • Florida State Conference of NAACP v. Browning, 522 F.3d 1153 (11th Cir. 2008)
  • Feldman v. City of North Miami, 973 So. 2d 647 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008)
  • Cobb v. Thurman, 957 So. 2d 638 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006) 
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • The Federalist Society
  • Judicial Nominating Commission, Fifth District Court of Appeal, 2018-2022 
Presentations & Seminars
  • "Introduction to Redistricting Law," Florida Senate Committee on Reapportionment,  December 2010
  • "Political Committees, Committees of Continuous Existence, and Electioneering Communications Organizations," Chamber of Commerce Business Advocacy Workshop , July 2007
  • Fluent in Hungarian 
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite
    • Appellate Practice, 2019
    • Top Government Attorneys, 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009-2010
Media Mentions
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  • LinkedIn
  • Ingenuity in Action.®

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