Joanna S. Brunell
Associate, Joanna S. Brunell

Joanna S. Brunell


Areas Of Practice

Joanna S. Brunell is an Associate of Boyd & Jenerette, focusing on appellate practice.  Ms. Brunell has clerked for the Honorable Lori S. Rowe and the Honorable Bradford L. Thomas at the Florida First District Court of Appeal.  Before joining the firm, Ms. Brunell was an appellate attorney for the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, representing the best interests of children in dependency, termination of parental rights, adoption, and related matters.

Joanna graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2015, where she served as a teaching assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy.  Before law school, Joanna taught English as a foreign language in Tokushima, Japan, and in Madrid, Spain, where she earned a Master’s in Spanish Language, Literature, & Humanities at the Universidad de Alcalá.

In her free time, Joanna enjoys music, cooking, trivia, and spending time with her husband and two young sons


  • Florida, 2015


  • The Florida Bar
    • Appellate Practice Section, 2018-present

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Allyson Spector

Diana Peralta


  • “Making the Most of Expert Testimony: Best Practices in a Daubert World,” presented at:
    • Department of Children & Families Child Protection Summit, December 2019
    • Florida Guardian ad Litem Specialized Advocacy for Children Symposium, May 2019


  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude, 2015
    • Teaching Assistant: Legal Research & Writing; Appellate Advocacy
    • Book Award: Criminal Procedure Adversary Systems
  • M.A., Spanish Language, Literature & Humanities, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), 2009
  • B.A., University of Central Florida, 2008


  • English, Spanish

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.