Brett J. Kurland

  • Attorney


Tampa, FL



National Association of Distinguished Counsel Nation Top One Percent 2023 NADC
Rated By Super Lawyers 2023 Visit
The National Trail Lawyers | Top 100
Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Platinum 2023
Lawyers Of Distinction 2023
Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
Best Attorneys Of America Lifetime Charter Member
Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Car Accident
Americas Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys 2023
America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys | Top 100 | 2023
Brett Kurland, founding partner of Culpepper Kurland, is a former Scholar Athlete from the University of South Carolina, where he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Marketing. He obtained his Juris Doctor and Master in Business Administration from Stetson University College of Law/Stetson University in 1997.

Brett's career is devoted to fighting for victims and those who have been injured. He began his career as an Assistant State Attorney representing victims of crime and has spent the last 20 years as a personal injury attorney representing injured victims. His practice areas include automobile, motorcycle, trucking, boating, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, DUI related accidents, wrongful death claims, personal injury matters, and premises slip and/or trip and fall accidents.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1998


  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D. - 1997
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Major: Finance and Marketing
  • Stetson University, Deland, Florida
    • M.B.A. - 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2023
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, 2023
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2023
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2023
  • Lifetime Charter Member of the renowned Best Attorneys of America
  • Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Platinum Award, 2023
  • Top 25 - Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, 2023
  • Best Law Firms in Florida - U.S. News & World Florida, 2023
  • Top One Percent - National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2023
  • Top Lawyers in Florida - Legal Network, 2023
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers Association, 2023
  • Florida Legal Elite - Florida Trend Magazine
  • RID Award - RID (Remove Intoxicated Drivers)
  • AVVO “Superb” highest rating of 10/10

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Morgan & Morgan, P.A., Attorney, 2001 to 2007
  • State Attorneys Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 1998 to 2001

Client Stories

Imagine you are driving along minding your own business when a semi hits a median after crossing three lanes of traffic, blocking your lane. Unable to stop in time, you strike the truck’s cab with your much smaller vehicle. We don’t have to imagine that scenario because one of our clients lived it. Though he was unable to walk away from the crash without injury, we were able to help him walk away from the incident with a settlement that will make things easier for him and his family.