Bryan A. Giribaldo, an associate in the Dallas office of Cooper & Scully, P.C., concentrates his practice on insurance defense litigation and coverage disputes, as well as complex business and commercial litigation.
Mr. Giribaldo was born in New York, but spent his formative years growing up in Frisco, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Mr. Giribaldo attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning his B.A. in History in 2011. While at the University of Texas, Mr. Giribaldo participated in the University’s Business Foundations Program, earning a Business Foundations Certificate with Highest Honors upon his graduation in 2011. In order to be closer to his immediate family, who had moved from Texas to the South Florida area, Mr. Giribaldo attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, graduating cum laude in 2014.
While in law school, Mr. Giribaldo focused his study on business and taxation law, including taking numerous courses on business entities, income taxation, corporate taxation, international taxation, international business transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his high marks earned in these courses, Mr. Giribaldo was awarded the book award for achieving the highest grades in his Mergers and Acquisitions course.
During his second and third years of law school, Mr. Giribaldo served as a teacher’s assistant in both legal writing & appellate advocacy, two courses taught to all first-year law students. During the summer of 2013, Mr. Giribaldo interned at TECO Energy, Inc., a Tampa based energy company, where he had the opportunity to further develop his research and writing skills while working on contract drafting and analysis. During his final year in law school, Mr. Giribaldo served as the Student Works Editor for the Florida Journal of Technology Law & Policy. Mr. Giribaldo’s case comment evaluating and analyzing a controversial Federal District Court of Appeal decision was selected for publication in the Journal’s June 2014 issue.
Prior to working at Cooper & Scully, Mr. Giribaldo worked in both small and large firm settings, practicing a variety of areas of law, including personal injury insurance defense, commercial litigation, and consumer litigation. Outside of his legal work, Mr. Giribaldo enjoys spending time with his wife, Christina, exercising, and watching football, especially his Alma Mater, the Texas Longhorns.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2014
B.A., History, University of Texas at Austin, 2011
Business Foundations Certificate with Highest Honors
The Florida Bar
Member, Business Law, Entertainment Arts & Sports, and Tax Law Sections
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018-2020 (Thomson Reuters)
Walking the Semantics Tight-Rope: Defining “Public Performance” in WNET, Thirteen v. Aereo, Inc., Florida Journal of Technology Law & Policy, 2014.