Brandon L. Selph was born and raised in Vidalia, Georgia. After attending high school in Birmingham, Alabama, he and his family moved to Tampa. He went on to attend college at Florida State University where he was a member of the Marching Chiefs and graduated with a B.A. in English Literature in 2001. He then attended the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham where he earned the Dean’s Award for his performance in Criminal Procedure.
After graduating law school, Mr. Selph began his career as an Associate Attorney for the Law Offices of Julianne M. Holt, Public Defender for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Tampa. During his over 16-year career at the Public Defender’s Office, he served as a Division Chief in both the Intake and Juvenile Bureaus where he was directly responsible for the supervision and development of young attorneys while managing his own caseload. Mr. Selph also served as the Training Director for the Public Defender’s Office. In this capacity, he was responsible not only for the training and development of all new employees, he also assisted in creating programs for the benefits of his clients, including developing a Juvenile Holistic Mentorship Program and participated in multi-agency programs such as Operation Green Light which assisted individuals in obtaining their driver’s license. Mr. Selph served as Chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13B and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Speech for the University of Tampa.
As lead counsel, Mr. Selph has litigated felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases and has drafted, filed, and litigated hundreds of motions, including motions to reduced/set bond; motions to suppress evidence; motions to dismiss the case; and motions to limit evidence. Mr. Selph now brings his passion for and dedication to criminal defense to the Mander Law Group.