Ceci Berman


Brannock Humphries & Berman
1111 W Cass St #200
Tampa, FL 33606
United States

Tel: 813-223-4300

Email: cberman@bhappeals.com
Web: www.bhappeals.com

Ceci Culpepper Berman is a managing shareholder at Brannock Humphries & Berman. Board certified in appellate practice, Ceci focuses on complex commercial appeals, and she has a proven track record of winning high-stakes, bet-the-business cases. Ceci also has extensive experience handling bankruptcy, family law, and land use appeals. She regularly speaks and writes on these and other appellate topics.

Before joining Brannock Humphries & Berman, Ceci was a shareholder with the statewide law firm Fowler White Boggs, P.A., now Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney P.C., where she specialized in appellate practice and served on both the Writing Committee and the Associate Evaluation Committee. Ceci is a past Chair of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section, and she has served on the Appellate Court Rules Committee. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee. Ceci has been recognized by numerous “Best Lawyer Lists” as a leading lawyer for appellate and commercial litigation, including Chambers USA and Florida Trend, and she has appeared annually as one of Super Lawyers’ Top 100 lawyers, and Top 50 women lawyers, in Florida.

Ceci is a fifth-generation Floridian and a devoted fan of Gator football. She and her husband met while attending Georgetown Law. They live in South Tampa with their two children and dog.

Brannock Humphries and Berman is the largest firm in Florida specializing in appeals.  Our appellate practice is unmatched in its experience, reputation, and results.

Our firm has a singular focus on appellate work.  We have handled hundreds of appeals and have appeared in the United States Supreme Court; the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Federal United States Circuit Courts of Appeals; the Florida Supreme Court; and every Florida District Court of Appeal.

Our experience includes appeals in virtually every subject area of the law, both civil and criminal.  We regularly handle personal injury, family law, and commercial appeals.  Our clients include individuals, businesses (small and large), municipalities, bankruptcy trustees, and public utilities.

  • Tampa Magazine, Top Lawyer in Tampa for Appellate Practice, 2017-2021
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Peter Perlman Service Award, 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers in Florida, 2016-2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers in Florida, 2014-2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top 50 Lawyers in Tampa Bay, 2014 & 2016-2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2012
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Appellate Practice, 2013-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation, 2015-2022
  • The Best Lawyers Business Edition 2016, Women in the Law, Florida: Appellate Practice
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Order of Certus Advocate
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2010 & 2011, 2014-2021
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Up and Comers, 2007 & 2008
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal, Up & Comers, 2010
  • Gulf Coast Business Review 40 Under 40, 2006

Ceci is not only the best appellate attorney I know, she is an incredible person as well. You can trust that she will zealously advocate for her clients with true integrity, commitment and quality representation. When my clients need outside appellate representation she is the first to get my referral.
Joseph Parrish, Attorney at Parrish & Goodman, PLLC