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Brian S. Dervishi







Brian S. Dervishi graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1978, where he also received his law degree. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1982, practiced with Jeff Weissman at a prominent South Florida law firm for the next six years, and joined Mr. Weissman’s firm in 1990. He has participated in many jury and non-jury trials, evidentiary hearings, and appeals in state and federal courts. He became a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in 1983. In addition to practicing in all of Florida’s state courts, Mr. Dervishi is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts of the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is the managing partner of the firm’s Miami office. 

Mr. Dervishi is a member of the Development and Alumni Relations Committee of the University of Michigan Law School and the Business Inflation Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He formerly served as the Chair of MCCJ, Miami’s oldest non-profit organization and host of the longest, continuous interfaith clergy dialogue in the country.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991


  • The University of Michigan
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: With High Distinction
  • The University of Michigan Law School
    • J.D. - 1982

Published Works

  • Using Receiverships to Maximize the Value of Distressed Assets, 83 Fla. B. J. 8 (Dec. 2009)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers, Real Property, Probate Law, and International Law Sections
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • The Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
  • The Federal Bar Association South Florida Chapter
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and International Law and Practice Sections
  • American Society of International Law
  • The Federalist Society