Edward P. de la Parte, Jr.
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Edward P. de la Parte, Jr., the firm's vice managing partner, practices in the areas of Land Use and Environmental Law. The American Research Corporation designates him as a “Leading American Attorney” and “Leading Florida Attorney” in these categories. He was selected by his peers as a Florida Super Lawyer from 2007 through 2016. Additionally, the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory rates Ed “AV” and names him a Preeminent Attorney in Environmental Law.

He has also served as General Counsel of the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority, now known as Tampa Bay Water. He has appeared before most administrative agencies of the State of Florida in areas such as rule making, rule challenges, rate hearings, administrative hearings, environmental permitting and professional licensure proceedings.

Practice Focus:
Government
Administrative
Environmental Land Use
Water Law

Education:
University of Florida, J.D., 1977

University of South Florida, B.A., with honors, 1974

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Bar admissions:
The Florida Bar – 1977
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida – 1978
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida - 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit – 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit – 1981
U.S. Supreme Court – 1994
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida – 2011

Representative community involvement:
Appointed in 1995 to a reorganized Florida State Fair Authority chaired by George Steinbrenner, Ed helped spearhead the Florida State Fair into one of America’s premier state fairs. He is also an active member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Tampa Catholic High School.
Representative professional affiliations:
Florida Bar Association
  • Environmental Land Use, Administrative Law and Local Government Sections
Hillsborough Bar Association
  • Environmental and Land Use and Administrative Law Committees

Presentations:
Edward de la Parte, Jr. Environmental Short Course, July, 2009
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Video Presentations:
Merits of withdrawal permits for bottled water debated on local TV show. January, 2010