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My practice focuses on governmental, administrative, and real property law. I began my long career in Florida government in 1967 as staff director in the Florida House of Representatives. I later served for five terms as a distinguished member of the Florida House representing Pinellas and Pasco counties in the Florida Legislature. Upon leaving the Legislature, I held the posts of General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs under Governor Bob Martinez and as General Counsel at the Department of Financial Services. I served as Chief of Staff during the transition from the Martinez administration to the administration of Governor Lawton Chiles, and I am a former Chairman and two-term member of the Florida Ethics Commission.


I a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, an adjunct professor at Florida State University College of Law, and was recently selected by my peers as a member of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame.


Practice areas


  1. Government: 34%
  2. Real Estate: 33%
  3. Administrative Law: 33%

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Contact info

Dean Mead & Dunbar

215 S Monroe St Ste 815
Tallahassee, FL, 32301-1858


FLMember in Good Standing197206/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite Hall of FameFlorida Trend Magazine2015
Outstanding Government & Administrative AttorneyFlorida Trend Magazine2015
Outstanding Government Relations, Real Estate, Lobbying AttorneySuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Distinguished Alumni AwardFSU College of Law2012
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderDean Mead & Dunbar2013 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A