Brian L. Shrader
Brian Shrader is a co-founder and partner at Centrone & Shrader. His focus is on litigation and trials relating to criminal, consumer, and contract disputes. As a respected trial attorney, Brian has been hired by other law firms to conduct trials on their client’s behalf. His service to the community includes pro bono work such as obtaining an executive clemency, signed by President Obama, granting freedom to a federal inmate originally sentenced to life. Brian has an AV Rating by Martindale Hubble, reflecting the highest rating by his peers and judges. In addition, Brian was selected as a 2016 and 2017 Superlawyers Rising Star, an honor reflecting a peer review rating in the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40.
Experience that Matters in Criminal Defense: Brian Shrader began his legal career as a prosecutor for the State of Florida. He has handled over a thousand criminal cases and conducted nearly 200 criminal trials in front of both judge and jury. As do most prosecutors, Brian started in a misdemeanor and DUI unit; however, Brian was later selected to handle a specialized division of sensitive domestic violence cases. After almost a year of serving as a domestic violence prosecutor, Brian was promoted to a division handling all types of serious felony crimes, such as burglary, aggravated battery, drug trafficking, robbery, firearm offenses, and attempted murder.
Brian was later promoted to the Economic/White Collar Crime Unit where he worked on various white collar crimes, including insurance and mortgage fraud. Through a grant from the State of Florida, Brian also oversaw a specialized Workers Compensation Fraud Unit.
Since co-founding Centrone & Shrader, Brian has dedicated himself to a career defending those accused of crimes in both state and federal court. Brian has assisted defendants accused of crimes ranging from marijuana to murder. In addition, Brian has experience handling multinational drug smuggling defense, racketeering defense, and complex internal white collar corporate investigations.
The Best Defender of Consumers is an Attorney who can go on the Offensive: After leaving the prosecutor’s office, Brian became a senior trial attorney at a consumer protection law firm. There he managed a high volume of litigated consumer protection cases against some of the largest corporations in the world. Litigation against large law firms became his regular practice and he regularly took cases to trial against banks and debt collectors. Brian’s consumer practice also includes Multi-District Litigation and class actions.
Since co-founding Centrone & Shrader, Brian now regularly helps consumers turn the tables on harassing debt collection practices, predatory lending, and bankruptcy discharge violations.
Resolving Business Disputes from Small to Large: Brian has earned a reputation as a leading attorney on domestic and international contract disputes including disputes governed by the United Nations International Convention for the Sale of Goods.
Since co-founding Centrone & Shrader, PLLC, Brian has obtained million dollar judgments on his client’s behalf against business in international business disputes. His practice has included post-judgment collections of judgments against businesses through levy, writs, and proceedings supplemental.