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2010-09-07T21:40:14+00:00

Stephen K. Brooks

Steve received his B.A. Degree from Stetson University and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Stephen also had the opportunity to study at Oxford University through an arrangement with Stetson University College of Law. He then joined a six-member law firm. The diverse experience he gained there has been invaluable to his own firm. It is the basis of a wide pool of practical knowledge and personal contacts from which he continues to draw.  Stephen devotes all of his current practice to “people” problems, personal injury.

Stephen devotes all of his current practice to “people” problems, personal injurywrongful death, and social security disability. His widespread success in these areas is quickly creating a reputation of a force to be reckoned with. Yet he is easy to talk to and his… Read More

Beach A. Brooks, Jr.

Beach A. Brooks Jr. received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1983. Since becoming a member of the Florida Bar, Beach has practiced law in the Winter Haven area and was a partner with a large local law firm prior to joining his brother.

Beach practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and auto and truck accidents. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, and is a past president of the Polk County Family Lawyers Association. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is past chairman of the Tenth…Read More

Charles M. Laycock

Charles M. Laycock“CJ” Laycock left high school as a sophomore and went directly to college. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from University of California Berkeley in 1996 in Psychology and his law degree from Tulane School of Law in New Orleans Louisiana in 2000 with a certificate in Admiralty Law. During his time at Tulane, Mr. Laycock participated in a study abroad program in Greece studying Admiralty Law, worked in Tulane’s Civil Litigation Clinic as a clerk for the Offices of Administrative Law Judges in Metairie Louisiana handling Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act claims.

After graduation Charles moved to Florida and begun his career working as a contract attorney for a large Admiralty Defense Firm in Miami. Disappointed with the lack of trial work that a junior associate in a large firm… Read More

Tara B. Conner

Tara B. Conner received her B.A. degree from Stetson University and her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. Since becoming a member of the Florida bar, Tara has practiced in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and most recently in Winter Haven.

Before joining Brooks Law Group, Tara was in-house counsel at one of the largest heavy equipment dealers in North America and worked in private practice with a focus on personal injury and premises liability law.

Tara has served on the board of directors for non-profit corporations helping shelter animals and has actively participated in volunteer work over the last 5 years. Prior to moving to Winter Haven… Read More

Charles M. Laycock Sr.

Charles was raised in Tennessee, earned two BS degrees in Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, and a JD from Memphis State Law School.  He has been practicing law since August 1970, and has over 30 years of experience doing administrative hearings before federal agencies.

After the application for disability benefits has been rejected by the Social Security Administration, and a hearing has been requested, he takes control of the appeal.  He interviews the applicant, helps the applicant and the staff obtain and present evidence, edits the pre-hearing brief, conducts a hearing before Administrative Law Judge, and writes a post-hearing brief on unsuccessful appeals…Read More