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Litigator, professor, negotiator & leader. Family guy. Conservationist, historian, & climate change educator.


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  1. Environmental: 30%
    22 years
  2. Administrative Law: 30%
  3. Ethics: 20%
  4. Employment: 10%
  5. Litigation: 10%
    35 cases

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Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, PA

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


FLMember in Good Standing199406/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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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
U.S. Department of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and ReserveOmbudsman / Mediator2003 - Present
The Florida BarExecutive Council, Government Lawyer Section1995 - Present
The Florida BarChair, Government Lawyer Section2009 - 2010
U. of Fla. Center for Governmental ResponsibilityBoard of Advisors2006 - 2010
The Florida BarChair, Government Lawyer Section2003 - 2004
The Florida BarStanding Committee on Professionalism2002 - 2006
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
Stetson Law ReviewSunburned: How Misuse of the Public Records Laws Creates an Overburdened, More Expensive, and Less Transparent Government2015
Mental Health Law & Policy JournalVictims of Disorganized Thinking: When Law Students with Mental Health Issues Confront Florida's Unconstitutional Barriers2015
The Florida Bar JournalAppealing Administrative Action: The Threshold Considerations2014
Stetson Law ReviewSea Level Lies: The Duty to Confront the Deniers2014
Washington & Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the EnvironmentRising Seas, Receding Ethics? Why Real Estate Professionals Should Seek the Moral High Ground2014
The Florida Bar JournalRedefining Professionalism? Florida's Code Mandating the Aspirational Raises Challenging Questions2013
William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy ReviewThe Duty to Advise the Lorax: Environmental Advocacy and the Risk of Reform2012
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/AJD - Juris Doctor1994
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