Brandon grew up in Norfolk and attended Taylor Elementary, Blair Jr. High, and Maury High School. After graduating Maury in 1986, Brandon attended George Mason University to study politics, international affairs with a concentration in the Middle East and economics. During, and immediately after college, Brandon worked in the restaurant business and after graduation (and between jobs) traveled extensively. From 1991 through 1994 Brandon traveled across the country twice, to Canada, Mexico, and spent several months in Eastern and Western Europe backpacking, including going to the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and World’s Fair in Seville. After seven years in the restaurant business, Brandon applied to law school and attended California Western in San Diego. While at law school he was the president of the trial team for two years and worked with the JAG Corp stationed at the 5th Street Naval Base.
While San Diego is a wonderful place to live, Brandon’s entire family was living in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York, so a move back East was in the cards. After passing the Bar exam and getting married in 1994, Brandon obtained a job with a well-known small litigation based law firm where he worked for seven years, the last two years as partner. Thereafter, he joined a mid-size firm where he practiced for the next 11 years.
Wanting to be more entrepreneurial and hands-on in running and growing a business, Brandon decided the merge his practice with Kellam’s. Not only were Brandon and Kellam long-time friends, they had the benefit of having worked together in two different law firms. Brandon saw value in Kellam’s application of cutting-edge technology and how that allows a law firm to be more efficient, better serve clients by assisting in real-time communication, and allow instant access to a client’s file. At work, Brandon finds the most enjoyment with helping individuals and small businesses find creative and effective solutions to their problems. He especially enjoys time in the courtroom.
Brandon is involved with many outside groups, including being President of the Virginia Beach Bar Association. Brandon previously taught a business law class for several years at Tidewater Community College and judged many local and regional trial and mediation competitions. For the past 21 years Brandon has volunteered in assisting victims of domestic abuses to obtain protective orders with Virginia Beach’s CLASS program. Brandon has authored chapters for, and has spoken at, continuing legal educational seminars materials consistently for the past ten years.
When not working, Brandon spends most of his time having fun with his wife and son. He also enjoys following Pittsburgh Steelers Football, Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey, and New York Mets Baseball. He enjoys racquetball, scuba diving, white water rafting, rugby, boating, mountain biking, and traveling. Brandon and his family have recently traveled to England, Spain, Central America and several Caribbean islands. Brandon also enjoys reading about economics, politics, and history and listening to new music.