Brandon graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in philosophy and political science. He was an active student leader at his alma mater, serving as president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, vice president of the Inter-Fraternity council, vice president of Omicron Delta Kappa, and founding co-chair of "Build It," the largest community service project in University of Richmond history. Before entering law school, Brandon was a paralegal specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice, Constitutional and Specialized Tort Litigation. Additionally, he has been an active member of the National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE), serving as chair of the Board of Directors. At William & Mary, he was inducted into the Order of the Coif, served as the Lead Notes Editor of the William & Mary Law Review, and was a member of the Moot Court and National Trial Teams. During summer 2009, he was a summer associate with Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald in McLean, Virginia. He was a summer associate with Arnold & Porter's Washington, D.C., office in summer 2010 and joined the firm as an associate after completing his clerkship with the Honorable Ed Carnes, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
His Own Words
"Competing with William & Mary's Moot Court and National Trial Teams gave me some of the most valuable experiences that I had during law school. While preparing for tournaments, I had the pleasure of working with - and learning from - many of my classmates. Whether we were discussing how a juror would respond to a particular phrase in an opening statement or debating the best way to answer a judge's question at an oral argument, my teammates challenged me to think critically and creatively about effective legal advocacy. Without question, I am a better lawyer because of my experiences with the school's competitive organizations."