Current Employment Position:
Principal Attorney, Hill & Ponton, P.A.
Veterans Disability Law
Aviation Accident Law
U.S. Navy, Naval Aviator
Attorney, Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, Orlando, Florida
Partner, Swann and Haddock, P.A., Orlando
Principal Attorney, Taraska, Hill & Growner, P.A.
Florida Bar Association
U.S. Distrist Court, Southern District, Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District, Florida
Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Bar Association Memberships:
Volusia County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims Bar Association
University of Florida, BA 1969
University of Florida , J.D
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Florida, 1969
Order of Coif, University of Florida Law School, 1974
Brian handles the veterans disability claims in our firm. He is a native Floridian. He is also a Vietnam Veteran. He served as a helicopter pilot for the Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin doing SAR missions. Brian is married to Carol Ponton. They have five children and ten grandchildren.
Brian became involved in veterans claims shortly after Congress changed the law in 1988 to allow lawyers to work with veterans. He has been a member of the Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims since 1993. With the change in the veterans law that occurred in December 2006, he is now able to represent veterans at the Regional Office level.
He has represented both injured plaintiffs and defendants in all types of aviation matters in Florida and across the country. He has been listed as a member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum and as a Florida Super Lawyer.