Attorney Harley Brook has extensive criminal law experience, having started his career at the State Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted for nearly three years and tried dozens of cases with an outstanding success rate at trial. While at the State Attorney’s Office, he rose to be the head of the Glades County office where he prosecuted all levels of criminal offenses from misdemeanors to serious felonies, including sex crimes and murders. Before joining the Musca Law Firm, Attorney Brook owned and operated his own solo practice for nearly six years. During that time he represented hundreds of clients, tried multiple cases and obtained several successful results and not-guilty verdicts in trials including batteries, burglary of a dwelling and a Capital Sexual Battery case that carried a mandatory life in prison sentence… had he not obtained a not-guilty verdict at trial for his client!
Attorney Brook also worked for the Public Defender’s Office and served as court-appointed counsel in criminal cases, in addition to serving as a Traffic Court Magistrate for over two years, having heard and ruled upon over a thousand cases.
Attorney Brook also has extensive experience in successfully handling DUI cases, oftentimes obtaining reduction of charges and has, on multiple occasions, obtained an outright dismissal of charges! He has handled over a thousand cases as a prosecutor and defense attorney and has unique insight in the handling of these cases.
Attorney Brook graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and obtained his law degree from the University Of Florida College Of Law. While a law student at the University of Florida, he was Vice President of the Trial Team, winning Co-Counsel at the 2001 Florida Bar Competition and voted Best Advocate at the law school’s “Final Four” Trial Competition. He also interned at the State Attorney’s office, trying two DUI cases in Alachua County as a Certified Legal Intern.