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Byron David Flagg

Byron David Flagg

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources, Litigation, State, Local And Municipal Law, Land Use & Zoning, Government… more 

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 40%
    10 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    10 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    10 years
  4. Government: 10%
    10 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • Catherine Holly Yach Gleason

    I endorse this lawyer. When Byron was a state attorney, he was always open minded and easy to work with. I may not always have liked his answers to me, but I know that they were always made after much thought about why he was offering what he was and he always had valid reasons even when we didnt agree. Byron is an ethical and experienced attorney.


    Catherine Gleason Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Brent Alan Gordon

    I worked together with Byron at the State Attorney's Office. In addition, I have worked with him on various projects after we both went into private practice. I can say without reservation that he is one of the most ethical, competent, and compassionate attorneys I have had the privilege of knowing. His years of trial work combined with his advance law studies make him a formidable opposing counsel. Many attorneys will get the job done, but Byron will go above and beyond for his clients. Also, Byron has an extensive network of other attorneys and professionals in Gainesville, Alachua County, and the entire 8th Judicial Circuit. This gives him access to resources and knowledge that might only otherwise be found in a large metropolitan law firm. I recommend Byron without reservation.


    Brent Gordon Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

St. Johns River Water Management District

4049 Reid Street
Palatka, FL, 32177


FLMember in Good Standing200505/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Public Leadership Institute CompletionGainesville Business Community Coalition2013
Letter of CommendationU.S. Coast Guard Unit Commander2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Asst. General CounselSt. Johns River Water Mgmt District2015 - Present
Of-Counsel on Land Use Issuesfor Various Firms & Attorneys2012 - 2014
Owner/Manager - Lead AttorneyThe Flagg Firm, P.L.2011 - 2014
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney, 8th Judicial Circuit2003 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gainesville Business Community Coalition - Public Leadership InstituteParticipant2013 - 2013
Chamber of Commerce Leadership GainesvilleLG Class 392012 - 2013
Gainesville Area Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
City of Gainesville Energy Advisory CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
City of Gainesville Development Review Board(Former Member)2011 - 2012
Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Local Government Law SectionMember2011 - Present
8th Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State V. GonzalezByron Flagg successfully argued a motion to suppress and the motion was granted, resulting in the State dropping the case.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Government Regulation & The Rights of Navigation in Fla.Anchoring Away2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Leven College of LawEnvironmental Law & Land Use LawLL.M - Master of Laws2011
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2002
University of FloridaPublic RelationsBS - Bachelor of Science1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Public Workshop - speakerAnchoring issues in Charlotte County2015
UF Public Interest Environmental ConferenceModerator - for Panel on Consumptive Use Water Issues2014
National Working Waterfronts & Waterways SymposiumFlorida Ports & Working Waterfronts2013
Fla Chapter of American Society of Landscape ArchitectsSea Level Rise in Fla: Legal, Planning & Design Implications2013
State Boating & Waterways ConferenceGovernment Regulation & The Rights of Navigation in Fla.2012
Regional Sea Grant Boating & Waterways ConferencesFlorida Regulation of Navigation in State Waters2011