de la Parte & Gilbert Sponsors John Flynn at Boys State

de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. was proud to sponsor John Flynn, a senior at Berkeley Preparatory School, at the Florida American Legion Boys State program which was held June 18-24, 2017 at Florida State University.

Boys State is a comprehensive one week leadership action program in state and local government. Attendees are well qualified, male high school juniors from all over the state of Florida. The program is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure and political process of Florida’s government. Operated by students elected to various offices, the program includes legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, and recreational programs.

de la Parte & Gilbert shareholder David Caldevilla, himself a 1979 graduate of Florida Boys State, will present our firm’s annual award to John at a ceremony that will take place in September. David is pleased to play a part in supporting the program that was so influential to him as a young man. David is a Board Certified Appellate Attorney who generally focuses his practice on appellate, civil litigation, administrative, environmental, and government cases. He can be reached at

Ed de la Parte and Nick Porter Speak at Environmental Permitting Summer School

Edward de la Parte and Nicolas Porter were presenters at the 31st annual Environmental Permitting School held on July 18-21, 2017 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale.

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Environmental Permitting School is produced by the Florida Environmental Network (FENI) and is attended by more than 850 attorneys, consultants, engineers, government officials, developers, and landowners. The program focuses on Florida’s environmental, energy and growth management laws, rules and programs.

Ed led a discussion regarding innovative water supply projects that are emerging around Florida, including the Central Florida Water Initiative, and the role of utilities and other significant water users now and into the future. He is a Board Certified State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Lawyer and concentrates his practice in the areas of Water Law, Environmental Law, and Land Use. Ed can be reached at

Nick presented at a course designed to provide insight into regulatory, planning and water supply development programs and other emerging programs and issues throughout the state. Nick is a shareholder with the firm and focuses his practice on environmental and administrative law issues, including complex environmental litigation throughout the state. He can be reached via email at

de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

The senior partners of de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., David CaldevillaEd de la ParteRich Gilbert and Pat McNamara, were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The Best Lawyers list is compiled after an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the United States confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed, so Best Lawyers is regarded by both legal professionals and the general public as one of the most definitive guides to legal excellence in the U.S. and inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

David Caldevilla is a Board Certified Appellate Lawyer and was listed in Best Lawyers for Appellate Practice. David can be reached via email at

Ed de la Parte made the list for the specialties of Utilities Law and Water Law. Mr. de la Parte is Board Certified as a State & Federal Government and Administrative Practice lawyer and can be reached at

Mr. Gilbert was included in the 2018 list for the areas of Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Rich is Board Certified as a Business Litigation Lawyer and Civil Trial Lawyer and can be reached at

Pat McNamara was selected for inclusion in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Pat can be contacted at

David M. Caldevilla Knighted

Congratulations to “recently Knighted” David M. Caldevilla. After several years of service, he was recently installed as a Knight in the Krewe of Sant’ Yago. The Krewe of Sant’ Yago is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Tampa’s rich Latin heritage and culture. Through its mission of service, the Krewe’s Education Foundation provides college scholarships and other educational enhancements for students at higher educational institutions in the State of Florida.