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Brooks Pettingill Hoyt, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1955, United States District Court (southern and middle district) Florida 1956, 64, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits) 1964, 92.

Background

Hoyt, Brooks Pettingill was born on October 31, 1929 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of Robert Denny and Mary Elizabeth (Macfarlane) Hoyt.

Education

Centre College of Kentucky and University of Florida (Bachelor of Arts, with honors, 1952). University of Florida (Bachelor of Laws, with high honors, 1954). Columbia University (Master of Laws, 1962).

Career

Worked at Hoyt, Colgan & Andreu, P.A. (Tampa, Florida) specializing in General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice in all State and Federal Courts and before Administrative Agencies. Admiralty, Commercial and Business, Construction, Computer, Professional Liability, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Franchise and Real Estate Litigation. Ad Valorem Tax Litigation.

Admitted to the bar, 1955, Florida. Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi. Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi.

Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1953-1954. Assistant Professor of Law, University of Florida, 1957-1962. Member, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission, 1976-1980.

Member, 1987-1991 and Chairman, 1990-1991, Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. Master of the Bench, Ferguson/White Inn, American Inns of Court, 1987-1989. Member: Hillsborough County Bar Association.

The Florida Bar; Maritime Law Association of the United States. Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Board Member, 1979-1981). Military: United States.

Air Force, 1948-1949. Hoyt, Colgan & Andreu was founded in April 1992 by three partners who left Florida's largest law firm to establish a firm dedicated to providing resourceful, aggressive representation of the highest quality, coupled with the flexibility, responsiveness, enthusiasm and close attention to client needs that a smaller firm setting more easily permits.

Religion

People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

Politics

The use of force should be supported only in extreme situations and through approve of appropriate international organizations.

Views

The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.

Membership

Member, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission, 1976-1980. Member, 1987-1991 and Chairman, 1990-1991, Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. Master of the Bench, Ferguson/White Inn, American Inns of Court, 1987-1989.

Member: Hillsborough County Bar Association. The Florida Bar; Maritime Law Association of the United States. Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (Board Member, 1979-1981).

Military: United States. Air Force, 1948-1949.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, reading, swimming.

Connections

Married Patricia Amelia Young, June 13, 1953. Children: Kathryn Ann Hoyt Hindman, Nancy Hoyt O'Connell.