Brian J. Cabrey is partner with the law firm of Zisser, Brown, Nowlis & Cabrey, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Cabrey's practice includes representation of plaintiffs in the areas of personal injury, products and premises liability, wrongful death, professionalism malpractice, and negligence. Mr. Cabrey has obtained multiple settlements on behalf of injured clients in excess of one million dollars. Mr. Cabrey is also a respected child advocate who represents children pro bono in child abuse, juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights proceedings. He also advocates for the rights and protection of abused, abandoned, and neglected children, and frequently represents children with regard to their injuries and damages resulting from physical and sexual abuse, suffered while in state care. Mr. Cabrey has successfully obtained significant verdicts and recoveries for child victims of physical and sexual abuse, including multi-million dollar settlements, and been involved in landmark litigation of national significance to protect the rights of foster children, particularly when they are injured while in state care. Both he and his firm were recognized and honored in 2007 by Florida's Children First for their work in child advocacy. In 2009, Mr. Cabrey was recognized as being among the "Florida Legal Elite," a distinction reserved for the top 2% of Florida attorneys as determined by their peers.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cabrey was a Senior Attorney and Assistant General Counsel with the State of Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Welfare Legal Services, for District Four in Jacksonville, Florida, serving Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Clay and Baker counties. Mr. Cabrey currently volunteers his professional time and skills as a pro bono attorney at litem for abused, neglected, and abandoned children. In 2001, Mr. Cabrey was recognized by the Guardian Ad Litem Program of Florida for his volunteer efforts and dedication to the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children, and named its Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year for Dependency in Duval County.
Mr. Cabrey is a graduate of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree in 1990 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his law degree in 1993 from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a member of The Florida Bar, The Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Justice Association, the Florida Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of which he is currently president. Mr. Cabrey is also the chair of the Protecting Our Children section of the Jacksonville Bar Association. He is the immediate past vice-president of Florida's Children First. Mr. Cabrey serves on the board of directors of Lumen Entertainment, a non-profit Catholic media production company based in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Cabrey has been admitted to practice in all state courts in the State of Florida since 1994, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida since 1996, and was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court in 2006.