Phillip Brutus
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Phillip Brutus

Democrat

American politician

Miami Shores, Florida
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Phillip Brutus

American politician
Summary
Experience
63
Years of Age
FLResidence (state)

Phillip J. Brutus (born November 26, 1957 in Port-au-Prince) is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives. Brutus graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor's degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 1982 and his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1985. Brutus moved to Florida in 1985. Prior to his election to the Florida House, Brutus was a member of the Miami Community Council from the Third District. In 2006, Brutus did not seek reelection. Brutus had announced in 2009 that he would run for the seat in the United States House of Representatives previously held by Kendrick Meek. Brutus mentioned that the district needed a leader who understood the community’s needs and was able to implement policies that would advance its priorities. As a law practitioner for 22 years, Mr. Brutus has represented clients in the community on a range of issues including: immigration, civil rights violation, discrimination and foreclosure defense.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
Suffolk University Law School
JD
1985
University of Massachusetts
BS
1982

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Representative
Parliamentarian
Conference of Black State Legislators
Attorney
Administration of United States Courts
1987

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 13)  
Member
Steering Committee for the Summit of the Americas
1994
Member
Haitian American Women Democratic Club
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Member
Florida Bar Association
Member
Caribbean American Democratic Club
Member
Kiwanis Club of Miami Shores
Member
Community Council Miami
Member
South Florida Cultural Coalition
Member
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
Haitian American Historical Society
Member
Association of American Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce
Member
American Bar Association