1986, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.
University of Florida (B.A., 1981); Hamline University (J.D., 1985); University of Arkansas (LL.M., 1989).
Professional Associations & Memberships:
The Florida Bar (1986) – Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS), Past Chair; Judy Florence Outstanding Service Award, 1992, 2000; The Jacksonville Bar- Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Chair, 1993-1995; American Bar Association – Environment, Energy and Resources Section Constitutional Law Committee, Chair, 2013-15; Former co-editor of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Year in Review; Florida Coastal School of Law, Adjunct Professor in Water Law 2010; Jacksonville University, Marine Science Research Institute Graduate School, Adjunct Professor in Coastal and Ocean Law, 2013, 2015. General Counsel to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind from 2005 through 2008.
Awards & Recognitions:
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell; Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; “Who’s Who in American Law”; “Jacksonville Magazine” “Best Lawyers” in Jacksonville, Energy Law and Administrative Law, 2010-2014; Super Lawyers, 2008-2016; Best Lawyers in America, Administrative Law and Energy Law, 2009-2013, and Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental and Litigation-Land Use and Zoning 2014-17; Leading Florida Attorneys: Real Estate and Environmental Law (top 1percent of specialty); Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2004-2005, 2012-2013, 2016; Daily Business Review, Top Rated Lawyer, Energy, Environmental and Land Use Law, 2013; Best Lawyers in America – 2014-15, Jacksonville Litigation – Environmental Lawyer of the Year; Florida Bar Bill Sadowski, Jr., Memorial, Public Service Award, 2015.
100+ publications in professional journals and law reviews. Also helped write the environmental lending policy manuals for multiple statewide banks.