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William J. Dunaway

also known as Will Dunaway


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About me

My practice is primarily in the area of environmental and land use law. I have experience in local, state, and federal land use planning and the associated environmental permitting.

I negotiate environmental matters at the federal, state, and local governmental level and I represents clients before local government commissions, councils, and boards on land use and environmental issues.

My litigation experience began from my years of practice in the military justice system and after retiring from active duty in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, I litigate primarily in the state courts of Florida.



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Contact info

Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse

125 West Romana St Suite 800
Pensacola, FL, 32502-5856

Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 34%
    15 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 33%
    20 years, 100 cases
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 33%
    10 years, 100 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael James Schofield

    I endorse this lawyer. Will is talented, dedicated and excellent at his craft. You will not find a better person to assist in your legal needs.


    Michael Schofield Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Bruce Douglas Partington

    Will is probably the most knowledgeable attorney in land use and environmental law in the region. He is universally respected by the agencies before which he appears on these matters, and is consistently competent and professional.


    Bruce Partington Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


FLMember in Good Standing200606/19/2016
MSAuthorized to practice law199207/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Editor-in-ChiefMississippi Law Journal1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyClark, Partington, Hart2006 - Present
Judge Advocate General's CorpsU.S. Navy1992 - 2006
Surface Warfare OfficerU.S. Navy1986 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Industrial and Office PropertiesPresident-Elect2015 - Present
Florida BarMember2006 - Present
Florida Association of Environmental ProfessionalsN/A2006 - Present
Mississippi State BarMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Peters v. City of Gulf BreezeClient prevailed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Naval Law ReviewEco-Justice and the Military in Indian Country: The Synergy Between Environmental Justice and the Federal Trust Doctrine2002
Mississippi Law JournalUnited States v. Fordice: A Summary of the Parties' Arguments1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterEnvironmental LawLL.M - Master of Laws2002
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of MississippiComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SoWal Legal UpdateCustory Use2016
Earth and Environmental Sciences DepartmentSenior Seminar2015
Zoning and Land UseZoning and Land Use2008