Andy Bardos - Attorney at Law

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

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Biography

Andy practices in civil and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on complex and constitutional claims. He has also served as counsel to candidates for public office.

Andy has represented the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate in redistricting litigation and the Florida Department of State in constitutional challenges to Florida’s election laws. Andy currently represents the Florida Legislature in its defense of the constitutionality of legislative appropriations, and recently secured the dismissal of the United States Department of Justice’s challenge to the State of Florida’s health services delivery system under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Andy has also authored numerous appellate briefs in state and federal court, including several briefs on behalf of Florida’s 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. In 2011, Andy was recognized as one of the state's Top Government Attorneys by Florida Trend magazine.

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Background

Raised on Florida's Space Coast, Andy developed an early interest in government and public policy. In college, he volunteered on political campaigns and performed research for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Andy received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Central Florida and earned his juris doctor with high honors from the University of Florida in 2004. During law school, Andy was a member of the Florida Law Review and the Journal of Law and Public Policy and received the Law Review’s Accomplished Research Award. Andy also earned five book awards, including book awards in Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Elections and Campaign Finance. At the same time, Andy served as campaign coordinator to two campaigns for the Florida Legislature and interned with the Honorable Patricia C. Fawsett, then Chief Judge of the Middle District of Florida.  In 2005, Andy earned a master of laws in taxation from the University of Florida's nationally recognized Graduate Tax Program and joined the Tallahassee office of GrayRobinson.

Education
  • University of Central Florida, B.A. (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 
Admissions
  • 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 
Reported Cases
  • 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 
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
Articles & Publications
Languages
  • Fluent in Hungarian 
Awards & Recognitions
  • Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," Top Government Attorneys, 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009-2010
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Ingenuity in Action.TM

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