Kristin Y. Melton
Phone 813-229-2775
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Kristin Melton practices in the areas of government, administrative, water, environmental, contract, real estate, and sports law. Her experience in these areas includes assisting local governments and private clients in a number of matters involving contract and real estate negotiation and disputes, environmental and consumptive use permitting issues, rule development and challenges, phosphate mining litigation, comprehensive plan analysis and litigation, legislative and regulatory guidance, competitive solicitation protests, mitigation banking permitting and litigation, real property leases, and NCAA compliance issues.

An alumnus of Tampa Connection, Kristin was recognized for community leadership and volunteer service during the organization’s 25th annual graduation ceremony. She joins more than 1,500 professionals who have graduated from Tampa Connection, an all-volunteer, non-profit program that prepares mid-level professionals for active volunteerism and leadership in the Tampa Bay community.

Kristin has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2010 through 2016. The publication recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in Florida who are 40 years old or younger.

Kristin received her Juris Doctorate from University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude, in 2006 and earned her Bachelor of Science in business management, cum laude, from University of Florida in 2003. While in law school, she completed an international environmental law study abroad program in Costa Rica. Prior to joining the firm, Kristin was a law clerk for the City Attorney’s Office in Gainesville, Florida.

Practice Focus:
Sports Law
Water Law

University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006

University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Business Management, cum laude, 2003

Bar admissions:
The Florida Bar – 2007
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida - 2007
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida - 2008

Representative professional affiliations:
Hillsborough County Bar Association

Co-Author: "Emerging Issues in Desalination and Reclaimed Water Law," ABA Trends, Vol. 39, Issue 5 (May/June 2008)

White Paper:
Unintended Consequences: Numeric Nutrient Criteria Constrain Reuse Opportunities September, 2010