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Administrative Law

The Pennington Firm represents clients in proceedings involving state agencies under Florida's Administrative Procedure Act, including promulgation of rules, rule challenges, development permitting, bid protests, certificates of need, declaratory statement petitions, electric utility territorial disputes, and public utilities regulation.

The firm also litigates state and federal constitutional challenges to legislation and administrative agency action. The members of this practice area have represented clients before the Executive Office of the Governor and most of Florida's administrative agencies, including the Departments of: Financial Services; Business and Professional Regulation; Environmental Protection; Community Affairs; Transportation; Management Services; Health; Revenue; and Agriculture and Consumer Services; as well as the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Public Service Commission, the Office of Insurance Regulation, the Office of Banking and Securities, the Attorney General's Office of Anti-Trust, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, and the state's water management districts.

The following is a list of members of the Administrative Law practice area:

Howard E. (Gene) Adams, Attorney Email Howard E. (Gene) Adams
Douglas Bell, Shareholder Email Douglas Bell
Samuel P. Bell III, Of Counsel Email Samuel P. Bell III
Barrie Buenaventura, Shareholder Email Barrie Buenaventura
Donald D. Conn, Shareholder Email Donald D. Conn
Kevin X. Crowley, Retired Email Kevin X. Crowley
J. Wiley Horton, Shareholder Email J. Wiley Horton
Gerald S. Livingston, Shareholder Email Gerald S. Livingston
Edgar M. Moore, Retired Email Edgar M. Moore
Brian A. Newman, Shareholder Email Brian A. Newman
John C. Pelham, Jr., Shareholder Email John C. Pelham, Jr.
R. Terry Rigsby, Shareholder Email R. Terry Rigsby
Susan K. Spurgeon, Shareholder Email Susan K. Spurgeon
Cynthia S. Tunnicliff, Shareholder Email Cynthia S. Tunnicliff

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Robert. A. "Gus" Harper, III invited for membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

July 16, 2014

Mr. Harper has been invited for membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.  The National Trial Lawyers is a professional...


Shareholder Michael J. Thomas successfully defends Novartis Pharmaceuticals in product liability case.

June 20, 2014

On April 9, 2014, Shareholder Michael J. Thomas and members of Hollingsworth, LLP, obtained a defense verdict against Plaintiff Ruth Dopson-Troutt in...


Pennington, P.A. Partner, Susan Spurgeon, to Serve as Chair of the Real Property Litigation Committee of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Real Estate Litigation Committee.

June 4, 2014

Pennington Shareholder, Susan Spurgeon, was just selected as incoming Chair of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL)...