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Pamela Jo Hatley has spent most of her life in Florida, and has a deep respect and appreciation for the state and its landscape. In her legal practice, she helps Floridians navigate the complex local, state, and federal laws dealing with every aspect of real estate transactions, litigation, and land use.


Pamela represents Florida property owners, civic associations, homeowners and condominium associations, citizen groups, financial institutions, and other Florida businesses in matters related to their legal concerns regarding real property.


With a background in banking and a doctorate in Geography and Environmental Science and Policy, in addition to her legal education and experience, Pamela Jo Hatley is uniquely qualified to understand and assist with all matters relating to Florida real estate. In addition to helping clients with the negotiation and completion of real estate transactions, Pamela regularly appears on her clients' behalf in trial courts and appellate courts, and before local governments and administrative agencies.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 30%
    7 years
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Environmental and Natural Resources: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Mathew Steven Poling

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Mathew Poling Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jesse Leigh Reiblich

    Pamela is a fellow attorney practicing environmental and law use law in Tampa. She is professional and is always willing to help a fellow attorney. I endorse Pamela Jo Hatley without reservation.


    Jesse Reiblich Environmental and Natural Resources Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Pamela Jo Hatley P.A.

14519 N. 18th Street
Tampa, FL, 33613


FLMember in Good Standing200309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Book Award in Advanced Environmental Law & LitigationUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law2003
Book Award in Conservation ClinicUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law2002
Book Award in Real Property LawUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPamela Jo Hatley P.A.2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyMechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, PA2007 - 2008
AttorneyPamela Jo Hatley P.A.2004 - 2007
Associate AttorneyFrank and Gramling2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Planning AssociationN/AN/A
Florida Planning & Zoning AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Storts v. Space Coast Feline Network Inc. 923 So. 2d 1184 (Fla 5th DCA 2006)Prevailed at trial court and on appeal.
Individual Caretakers v Storts, 942 So. 2d 896 (Fla 5th DCA 2006)Prevailed on appeal.
Paradise Lakes Resort LLC v Paradise Lakes Condo Ass'n, 5 So. 3d 678 (Fla 2d DCA 2009)Obtained injunction at trial court; prevailed on appeal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Vol. 24, No. 3, Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineCitizen Testimony in Quasi-Judicial Hearings2014
ProQuest LLCPreserving Place: A Grounded Theory of Citizen Participation in Community-Based Planning2013
Vol. 17, No. 7, Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineStatute Requires Mediation Before Filing Suit; Voluntary Dismissal Could Result in Award of Attorney's Fees2007
Vol. 15, No. 6, Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineStatutory Way of Necessity Not Subject to MRTA2005
FACATrax, published by Florida Animal Control AssociationNew Study Shows Euthanasia is More Effective Than TNR in Free-Roaming Cat Management2005
Vol. 15, No. 1, Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer MagazineUniform Wetlands Mitigation Assessment2004
FACATrax, published by Florida Animal Control AssociationThe Truth About Trap-Neuter-Release and the Feral Cat Colony Movement2004
Vol. 18, No. 2, Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, Florida State UniversityFeral Cat Colonies in Florida: The Fur and Feathers Are Flying2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South FloridaGeography-Environmental Science and PolicyPhD - Doctorate2013
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawCertificate in Environmental and Land Use LawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of South FloridaN/ABachelors of Independent Study2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
4th Annual Animal Law SymposiumCat Colonies and TNR: Legal and Policy Considerations2013
6th Annual Conference, International Association on Planning, Law, and Property RightsCitizen Participation Matters: Collaborative Community-Based Planning in Hillsborough County, Florida,2012
17th Annual S.W. Florida Invasive Species WorkshopCat Colonies and TNR: Legal and Policy Considerations2012
Urban Agriculture: Imperatives, Opportunities, and Challenges at the Neighborhood ScaleDesigning Communities That Grow Food2011
4th Annual Conference, International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property RightsCitizen Participation and Community Planning: Will a Community's Vision Become Reality?2010
16th Annual Public Interest Environmental ConferenceReintegrating Agriculture Into the Urban Environment: Regulatory and Planning Hurdles for the Local Food Movement2010
2009 Annual State Conference, Florida Planning and Zoning AssociationGrowth Management in Florida: Where it Has Been, and Where it is Going2009
126th Annual American Ornithologists Union, 2008 meeting, Portland OregonFree Roaming Cat Colonies and TNR: Legal and Policy Considerations2008
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Workhorse SeminarUnderstanding the Basics of Handling and Litigating an Environmental Violation or Pollution Case2006
Florida Animal Control Association Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, FLSinging the Feral Cat Blues2005
The Wildlife Society ConferenceFeral Cat Colonies in Florida: Legal and Policy Considerations2003