C. Anthony Cleveland

C. Anthony Cleveland

Tony Cleveland was previously in private practice specializing in environmental, health care certificate of need litigation, and administrative litigation, as well as representation of employers in labor and employment matters. He is a former Assistant General Counsel with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation and General Counsel of the Florida Education Association/United. A substantial portion of his practice deals with county utilities and federal and state hazardous waste, hazardous materials, and petroleum contamination matters. Mr. Cleveland has worked extensively with local government in permitting, agency enforcement, and ordinance drafting matters, including wastewater treatment facility permitting, deep injection well permitting, hazardous waste facility operation and closure permitting, as well as appellate litigation. He also reviews and comments on draft foreign environmental laws as part of the American Bar Association Central and Eastern Europe Law Initiative. He has lectured in the area of environmental matters. Mr. Cleveland received his law degree from Florida State University College of Law, where he served as a notes and comments editor of the Florida State University Law Review.

Practice Areas: Environmental Law; Health Care Law; Governmental Law; Administrative Law; Litigation; Appellate Practice.

Admitted: 1976, Florida; 1977, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 1979, District of Columbia; 1980, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1981, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

Law School: Florida State University, J.D., 1976.

College: Florida State University, B.A., 1973.

Member: The Florida Bar; The District of Columbia Bar.

Biography: Phi Delta Phi. Notes and Comments Editor, Florida State University Law Review, 1975-1976.

Author: Note, “Can the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee Adequately Solve Administrative Conflicts,” 4 Florida State University Law review 350, 1976; Comment, Niles v. Niles, 299 So 2d 163, 3 Florida State University Law Review 290, 1975. General Counsel, Florida Education Association/United, 1981-1983. Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, 1985-1987.

Special Agencies: Florida Department of Environmental Protections; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Born: Lakeland, Florida, February 21, 1951.
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