Areas of Practice
- Appellate Advocacy
- Business/Commercial Litigation
- City, County & Local Government Law
- Construction Litigation
- Stormwater Litigation
- Zoning, Planning and Land Use
Bar and Court Admissions
- State of Florida, 2003
- United States Supreme Court, 2017
- United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2005
- United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2005
- United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2005
- United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2005
- United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida, 2005
- United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, 2005
- United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, 2005
- The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctor – Washington, D.C. 2003
- College of the Holy Cross Bachelor of Arts, Classics Major – Worcester, MA 1996
- The Florida Bar
Attorney Lannon’s great grandfather, Eugene Malone, started a law firm in Central Illinois which Attorney Lannon’s father, Richard James “Jim” Lannon, Jr., managed prior to being appointed Judge on the 13th Judicial Circuit, in and for LaSalle County, Illinois. Attorney Lannon’s aunt, M. Catherine Lannon, was the head of the Administrative Law Division of the Florida Attorney General’s Office for 33 years after clerking at the 1st DCA. his cousin, Laura C. Lannon, served as a prosecutor for Cook County, Illinois (i.e., the Chicago metropolitan area) prior to her untimely and unfortunate death. Hence, being an attorney is in Attorney Lannon’s blood.
Born in LaSalle, Illinois in 1974, he moved to Dedham, Massachusetts when his parents divorced in 1984. He attended school in Massachusetts from 4th grade to his senior year of college, having graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester in 1996. For the next 4 years, He worked as a sales representative for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation in Tucker, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Being a sales representative prepared him for being an attorney, for it is far more difficult to sell a product or service to an unwilling buyer than it is to demonstrate to a jury or a judge why his client’s position in the lawsuit is meritorious, why his client deserves to win, and why his client deserves to be compensated (i.e., paid damages).
Attorney Lannon went to The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. from 2000 to 2003. During law school, he was invited onto (and accepted) (1) the Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy (this journal is reserved for students in the top 10% of their class) and (2) Moot Court. His Comment, Let Him Die with Dignity or Hope for a Cure, the Consequences of Modern Medicine, was printed in the Winter 2002 edition. He also held the prestigious honor of serving as the Note and Comment Editor for the Journal.
After graduation from law school, Attorney Lannon clerked for The Honorable Peggy A. Quince at the Florida Supreme Court for 2 years. He then worked at the 8th largest law firm in the world at the time in its Central Florida Litigation Practice Group handling commercial litigation and appeals. He left that Am Law 100 firm to work at an intellectual property litigation boutique before serving as the Deputy City Attorney in Palm Bay, Florida from 2.5 years. When the City Attorney was terminated, he was promoted to City Attorney, a position that he held for 7 years. In 2018, he joined the 10th largest law firm in Orlando and worked in its Commercial Practice Group before joining CPLS, P.A.