Firm News

Acquitter in the news. Press coverage of cases involving the criminal defense law firm, Bjorn E. Brunvand, P.A.

Brunvand Successfully Motions for Resentencing in 2008 Murder Conviction

A Pasco County judge ordered a new penalty phase for a man on Florida’s Death Row last week based upon a motion for relief filed by Bjorn Brunvand. Senior Judge William Webb granted the order for resentencing in favor of […]... [Read More]

Brunvand and Futerman Win Aquittal in Murder Trial of Indian Rocks Beach Teacher

The fact that Cara Alane Ryan fired the fatal shots that spring Saturday in 2015 is not in question. The reason she shot John Joseph “J.J.” Rush is the issue, and a Pinellas County jury took just two hours to […]... [Read More]

Wise Wins Acquittal in Lakeland Murder Case

A Polk County jury acquitted a Lakeland man defended by J. Jervis Wise last month on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery in relation to the shooting death of an auto mechanic and alleged drug dealer in 2008. Kaheem […]... [Read More]

Sentenced to Life, Brunvand Wins Greenwood Man’s Freedom from Prison

Corey Rocker turned eighteen in prison, convicted of a murder in which he never touched the weapon used in it. He turned twenty one and twenty five there, too, and marked his twenty-sixth birthday there this spring, knowing nothing but […]... [Read More]

Brunvand Wins Acquittal in Federal Murder Trial

Staring a life sentence in federal prison in the face, a St. Petersburg man is now awaiting sentencing on lesser crimes after a jury unanimously found him not guilty of murder. Corey D. Harris, a twenty-five-year-old, was acquitted after a […]... [Read More]

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The butterflies in his stomach were playing ping-pong with the steak he had eaten a few hours before. He’d asked for it to be medium-rare, which it probably had been about twenty minutes before the cook took it off the […]... [Read More]

Brunvand to Represent Delmer Smith in Hearing Seeking New Trial

As reported this week in the Bradenton Herald, Delmer Smith will once again be in a Manatee County courtroom next week, seeking a new trial for his murder conviction in the slaying of Kathleen Briles. Bjorn Brunvand of this office […]... [Read More]

Brunvand Represents Smith in Manatee County “Spencer Hearing”

Earlier this month, criminal defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand of this office represented Delmer Smith in his Manatee County “Spencer hearing”. Smith was convicted of first-degree murder last August. A jury recommended that he be sentenced to death. A judge must […]... [Read More]

Attorney Wise Obtains Acquittal in Federal Drug Trial

Jervis Wise, an attorney here in the Law Offices of Bjorn Brunvand, obtained a not guilty verdict this week for a client in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. Wise’s client was charged […]... [Read More]

Brunvand Argues for Sentencing Continuance in Manatee Murder Case

As reported in the Bradenton Herald, defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand of this office appeared before Judge Peter Dubensky in Manatee County last week, arguing for a continuance of the “Spencer hearing” and sentencing of Delmer Smith. Smith was found guilty […]... [Read More]