Musician and composer, amateur botanist, science fiction writer. Attorney Brook Miscoski has taken a unique path in his pursuit of the practice of law, and that has made all the difference.
Born in rural New Jersey, Brook spent his early years learning the game of golf on a course built by his father and grandfather and watched his first 76ers game in nearby Philadelphia from a fire escape. He still hates the Lakers and Celtics to this day.
Relocating to Florida in search of opportunity and independence, his family settled in Martin County where he developed early on the thick skin needed for the practice of law in response to the cries of “Yankee go home.” Brook found his place in music, taking up the trumpet in the local church band, and in exploring the local ecology, sparking the love he has today for Florida’s beaches and landscapes.
Brook pursued degrees in music from Florida Southern College and the University of South Florida, where he had the pleasure of hearing his own music compositions performed by the Florida Orchestra. After completing his master’s degree, Brook traveled the country tutoring and teaching, exploring our country from the Mojave to Glacier National Park to Elliot Bay.
Looking for an opportunity to combine the creativity of music with an intellectual, problem solving pursuit, he made his way to the Northwestern University School of Law. He took in everything the great city of Chicago had to offer, served on the Law Review, and graduated cum laude. He was invited to serve in the University’s Center for International Human Rights and led a team of ten researchers investigating death penalty practices around the world. Their work culminated in a presentation of their findings to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France.
Graduating into the late 2000’s recession wasn’t easy, and Brook’s opportunities brought him to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where he rose to managing partner of a small business law firm, spearheading both a transactional and litigation practice. He found in this practice the appreciation he has working with businesses and non-profits in a cost-effective, sustainable manner where the relationship between attorney and client is more partnership than simple production of tasks. But coming home at night to a house full of dogs and cats was no substitute for the family he missed back in Florida, and Brook returned to the Sunshine State in 2018.
Outside of the office, Brook can be found chasing his beagle Daisy as she hunts crabs at Walton Rocks Beach, gardening in his yard, playing in the Port Saint Lucie Community Band and the Treasure Coast Symphony Orchestra, or working on the next great American science fiction novel.
* Brook is licensed to practice law in Florida, Texas, and Illinois