Education

Mr. Bessey attended the University of South Florida where he received his Bachelors degree in Finance and Business Administration in 1995; Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he received his Juris Doctor in 1998; and Walsh College where he received his Master of Science in Taxation in 2004.  He holds a state license as a building contractor and real estate broker in both Michigan and Florida, and has also testified as an expert witness in various construction related disputes.  Mr. Bessey is also admitted to practice in various Federal Courts including the Middle District of Florida and Eastern District of Michigan.  He is a member of the Lee County Bar, The Florida Bar (member, Probate and Real Estate Sections), Twenty-Third Circuit Bar and the American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan (member, Probate and Estate Planning Section, Real Property Section, Taxation Section); The District of Columbia Bar, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, (NACBA).  Mr. Bessey has been involved in extensive construction and land development projects, including condominium, apartments, and various residential and commercial developments.  He has been an owner of various businesses including; law practice, trucking and expediting, apartments, used auto dealership, mini-storage operations, outdoor advertising, quick lubes and construction.

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

 

Florida Bar - 2001

District of Columbia Bar - 2000

Michigan Bar - 1999

 

ADMITTED TO STATE COURTS

 

Middle District Court of Florida - 2008

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan - 2001

 

EDUCATION

 

Walsh College, Troy Michigan

Master of Science in Taxation - 2004

 

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing Michigan

Juris Doctorate 1998

 

University of South Florida, Tampa Florida

Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Business Administration - 1995

 

 

LICENSES

 

2011 - Independent Adjuster - Florida:  License#: W032679

 

2006 - Certified Building Contractor - Florida:  License#: CBC060027

 

2006 - Certified Underground Utility - Florida:  License#: CUC1224268

and Underground Utility Contractor

 

2006 - Real Estate Broker - Florida:  License#: BK3173071

 

1991 - Certified Building Contractor - Michigan:  License#: 2101098359

 

 

 

 

MISC. TRAINING & ASSOCIATIONS

 

2010 - Gerry Spence, Trial Lawyer College, Psychology for Lawyers

 

2009 - Wind Mitigation Inspector - Florida:  License#: 091232

 

2009 - All Lines Training, Certified Adjuster Training - Florida