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Appellate Attorney Brian Tackenberg Joins Crabtree & Associates As Associate

Attorney Brian Tackenberg has joined Crabtree & Associates, an appellate practice law firm, as associate. “Brian brings a keen analytic mind, powerful advocacy skills and an excellent understanding of appellate law to our firm’s practice,” said John G. Crabtree, founder and managing partner of the Miami firm, and a board-certified attorney in appellate practice. “He is a welcome addition to our growing legal team.”

Prior to joining the firm, Tackenberg was a staff attorney to Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente in Tallahassee, where he performed legal analysis and provided recommendations to the court regarding both civil and criminal cases.

“I have always enjoyed appellate law, which I believe is the essence of our judicial system,” said Tackenberg, who joined The Florida Bar in 2013. “My interests and strengths include reading, writing and research, so I feel I am well-suited to appellate practice.”

A native of Tampa, Tackenberg completed a double major in finance and anthropology at the University of Florida, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration, summa cum laude, and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences, cum laude. He then earned his juris doctor (J.D.) degree at the University of Florida School of Law, where his honors included Order of the Coif, Florida Law Review (articles editor – Frank Maloney Outstanding 2L Member) and Book Awards in Appellate Advocacy, Family Law, and Trial Practice.

Tackenberg’s article “Instituting Non-Judicial Foreclosure in Florida: When It Comes to Foreclosure, Florida’s Judiciary Should Let Lenders Lead,” was published in Florida Law Review in 2012. He was also a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy, instructing law students in fundamental writing skills.

“John Crabtree is one of the foremost appellate attorneys in the state with a stellar reputation in the courts,” Tackenberg said. “It is a pleasure to work for such a distinguished appellate attorney.”

Crabtree & Associates is an appellate practice boutique based in Miami, Florida.  The firm’s members have been handling appeals in state and federal court for more than 20 years.  Together, they have more than 150 reported decisions and hundreds more unreported cases to their credit.  For more information, visit


Emily Cabrera