Brandon is a dedicated and thoughtful leader in our community.
Brandon was raised in a home of a public school teacher and a marine. They instilled in him a sense of community service, and that is a value that Brandon and his wife Kellie teach their sons, Caleb (9) and Brandon II (11).
Brandon coaches the chess club at Olde Providence Elementary and served on the school leadership team. Kellie has been an active volunteer at the school, stuffing school folders and whatever else is needed to give their sons’ teachers more time to teach.
Brandon has served Charlotte and the state in a number of capacities. He currently serves on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Advisory Board, which works to end and prevent homelessness and recently served as chair of the board for the Council for Children’s Rights, which advocates on behalf of children. In addition, Brandon chaired the city of Charlotte’s Disparity Study Advisory Committee, helping to revise the city’s small business program, and he led an initiative to convene conversations around issues of access and equity during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. His experiences on these boards helped shape him into a dedicated and thoughtful leader in our community.
Brandon’s leadership and service has been recognized with the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award, the Charlotte Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, the Charlotte Chamber’s Young Professionals Business Leader for small to midsized companies and Uptown Charlotte Magazine Community Catalyst Award. Brandon has also had the honor of delivering the 2016 commencement address for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Political Science Department.
He is the product of our state’s public school system and the son of a public school teacher. He credits his mother’s interventions and the quality education he received in public schools as life-changing influences.
Brandon attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest honors and met his wife. He earned his law degree from New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and a Dean’s Scholar.
Brandon is a partner with the law firm Robinson Bradshaw, where he focuses his practice in the area of public finance. He advises and represents cities, counties, hospitals, universities and nonprofits financing capital improvements that benefit the public. He began his legal career practicing with the civil rights law firm Ferguson Stein Chambers.