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Keith William Rizzardi

Keith William Rizzardi

Practice areas:

Environmental and Natural Resources, Administrative Law, Litigation, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Employment & Labor

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About Me

Litigator, professor, negotiator & manager. Hubby & daddy. Conservationist, historian, hophead, & parrothead. Gator & Yankee.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 30%
    21 years
  2. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
    35 cases
  4. Administrative Law: 20%
  5. Employment & Labor: 10%

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Contact Info

Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, PA

Flagler Center Tower
505 S. Flagler Drive Suite 1100
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401



FLMember in Good Standing199405/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Florida Ombudsman of the YearESGR2010
Board Certified, State and Federal Administrative PracticeThe Florida Bar2007
Special Achievement AwardU.S. Department of Justice2005
General Counsel's AwardNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration2004
Excellence AwardSouth Florida Water Management District2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ChairNOAA Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee2011 - Present
Special CounselJones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, PA2011 - Present
Asst. Professor,St. Thomas University School Of Law2011 - Present
Managing AttorneySouth Florida Water Management District2007 - 2011
Trial AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice2002 - 2007
AttorneySouth Florida Water Management District1995 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Florida BarChair, Government Lawyer Section2009 - 2010
U. of Fla. Center for Governmental ResponsibilityBoard of Advisors2006 - 2010
U.S. Department of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and ReserveOmbudsman / Mediator2003 - Present
The Florida BarChair, Government Lawyer Section2003 - 2004
The Florida BarStanding Committee on Professionalism2002 - 2006
The Florida BarExecutive Council, Government Lawyer Section1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Northwest Ecosystem Alliance v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (D.Ore and 9th Cir.)N/A
The Ocean Conservancy v. Evans (D.D.C.)N/A
In Re: Amendments to the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar (Fla. S.Ct.)N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
ESA blawgThe law blog discussing the Endangered Species Act2010
Florida Bar JournalProfessionalism: I Know It When I See It?2005
Nova Law ReviewRegulating Restoration: Why the Perfect Permit is the Enemy of the Good Project2002
Florida Bar JournalAlligators and Litigators: A Recent History of Everglades Regulation and Litigation2001
Journal of Land Use and Environmental LawTranslating Science Into Law: Phosphorus Standards in the Everglades2001
Florida State Law ReviewThe Everglades in Jeopardy: A Drama Starring the Endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow2000
Florida State Law ReviewToothless? The Endangered Manatee and Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act1997


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Atlantic UniversityPublic AdministrationMasters1998
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/ALaw1994
University of VirginiaGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
ABA Eastern Water Resources ConferenceHot Topics: Federal Litigation and Regulation of Water Management2010
Hot Topics in Environmental and Land Use LawFederal litigation in Florida2008
Environmental Summit 2008Water Resource Challenges in Florida2008
Florida Water LawWater Use and the Federal Endangered Species Act2007
ELULS Annual Update 2007Endangered Species Act Update2007
The Federal Seminar 2006The Federal APA and Administrative Record Review2006
ELULS Annual Update 2006Endangered Species Act Update2006
ELULS Annual Update 2005Endangered Species Act Update2005
Environmental Summit 2004The Trouble with Turtles2004
ELULS Annual Update 2004Endangered Species Act Update2004
Annual Conference on Environmental LawUrban Applications of the Endangered Species Act2001