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Baker Donelson Adds Environmental and Land Use Law Attorney Ralph A. DeMeo


Baker Donelson is pleased to welcome Ralph A. DeMeo to the Firm's Tallahassee office as a member of the Real Estate and Environmental Groups.

Mr. DeMeo's practice focuses on environmental regulation, land use and real estate development, environmental land use, and administrative litigation. His experience includes environmental and land use regulation; administrative rulemaking and enforcement; occupational health and safety; toxic torts; brownfields; agricultural and mining law; pesticides regulation; local government law; construction defects; transportation and aviation law; due diligence; and animal law, with an emphasis in civil and administrative litigation. Mr. DeMeo also represents a variety of clients and local governments throughout Florida and the southeastern United States in state and federal courts, and before state and federal agencies and the Florida Legislature.

"Ralph is a highly-regarded attorney in the region and we are confident that his experience in environmental law will continue to enhance the level of service we provide to our clients," said Kelly Overstreet Johnson, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Tallahassee office.

Mr. DeMeo has been ranked as a leading practitioner in Florida Environmental Law by Chambers USA since 2004 and is currently ranked in Band 1. He has also been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers since 2007, by Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and by Who's Who Legal since 2010 Mr. DeMeo has held an "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1999. He is an active member of The Florida Bar leadership and is past Chair and a current Executive Council member of the Animal Law Section, past Chair of the Environmental and Land Use Section, past Executive Council member of the Administrative Law Section, and past Chair and Editorial Board member of The Florida Bar Journal and News Editorial Board. Mr. DeMeo serves as an adjunct professor and lecturer on legal studies, environmental policy and regulation, political science, and animal law at Tallahassee Community College and Florida A&M University, and is a frequent author and lecturer at several Florida law schools and Florida Bar and industry seminars.

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