Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., one of Florida’s largest environmental law firms, is pleased to announce that attorney Lauren Brooks has joined the firm’s Tallahassee office. Brooks brings with her nine years of experience in the areas of federal and state environmental and land use regulation and litigation, as well as a strong understanding of local government law, business litigation and the appellate process.
While in law school, Brooks served as a Judicial Intern for U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida Judge Roy B. Dalton, and after law school, she served as Senior Judicial Law Clerk for Florida First District Court of Appeal Judge Scott D. Makar. Brooks then transitioned into private practice representing corporate, individual and local government clients across Florida.
“We are thrilled that Lauren has joined LLW. Her experience will be integral to the solutions that we offer our clients. We know that she will serve the firm’s clients well with her deep knowledge and experience dealing with complex environmental and land use matters. We are excited about the growth of our firm and proud of our strong bench of professionals,” said Michelle Diffenderfer, LLW President.
Brooks received her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. She received her Bachelor of Science from Clemson University with a Minor in Business Administration. She has been published extensively and is an active member of The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section and the First District Appellate American Inn of Court, among other legal organizations. Brooks has been recognized for her pro bono work and received multiple awards for her outstanding service. She has been recognized as “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America (2021) and named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine (2021).
The firm’s 33 attorneys are known as problem-solvers who work with clients to efficiently manage and resolve the issues they encounter at every level of government. LLW’s environmental law practice assists clients in a variety of matters involving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida’s Water Management Districts and multiple other federal, state and local regulatory agencies.