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Andrew Patrick Lannon

Andrew Patrick Lannon

Lannon Land Litigation Local Law, PLLC
  • Construction Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Florida
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* Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012 (top 1% of lawyers practicing in Florida).
* Florida Super Lawyers: 2021 (top 5% of lawyers practicing in Florida).
* 1 of only 2 attorneys (out of over 100,000 licensed to practice law in the State of Florida) double board certified by the Florida Bar in Business Litigation and City, County and Local Government Law, a recognized expert in these areas.
* AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
* 10.0 Superb rated by Avvo.
* Top Rated Appellate Lawyer - 2018 and 2017.
* Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation - 2013.

* Clerked at Florida Supreme Court for the Honorable Peggy Quince.
* Worked at an Am Law 100 firm in its commercial litigation and appellate departments.
* Appointed City Attorney for one of the top 15 largest cities - out of all 412 cities - in Florida for 7 years.
* During legal career, worked in private practice and in all stages of government: federal, state and local.

* Vice Chair - Florida Bar's Business Litigation Board Certification Committee (2018 - Present).
* Executive Council - Florida Bar's City, County & Local Government Law Section (former member (2015-2018) - (1) Professionalism and Ethics Committee Chair - May 2016-2018; and (2) Secretary/Treasurer - May 2017-2018).

* Life-long Republican (e.g., Abraham Lincoln and Dwight D. Eisenhower, NOT Donald Trump or Tea Party) and Member of The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.
* Devout Roman Catholic and 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus.
* Ardent advocate for the homeless. If you can, please donate to: https://thesharingcenter.org.

Education
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
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College of the Holy Cross
B.A. (1996) | Classics
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
Lannon Land Litigation Local Law, PLLC
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Appellate Advocacy; Business Litigation; Construction Litigation; City, County & Local Government Law; Land Use/Zoning; and Stormwater Litigation.
Senior Counsel
Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A.
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Appeals Business Litigation City, County & Local Government Law Land Use and Zoning Ethics Representation for Elected Officials Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation
City Attorney
City of Palm Bay, Florida
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Represented the Mayor and City Council in all legal matters. Managed both the Palm Bay City Attorney's Office and Risk Management Department, proudly saving Palm Bay taxpayers the following money in just six (6) years due to extremely hard work, excellent staff and effective advocacy.: 2012: $ 218,777.00; 2013: $1,252,729.78; 2014: $ 506,526.81; 2015: $1,909,545.00; 2016: $2,108,942.60; and 2017: $1,722,565.87. TOTAL: $7,719,084.06.
Deputy City Attorney II
City of Palm Bay, Florida
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Represented the City in its civil litigation and appellate matters.
Associate
Stump, Callahan, Dietrich & Spears, P.A.
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Intellectual Property, Commercial and Construction Litigation.
Associate
Holland & Knight LLP (Holland & Knight - Gallástegui y Lozano, S.C.)
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Represented business entities and individuals in commercial litigation, construction litigation and appellate matters.
Staff Attorney to Justice Peggy A. Quince
Florida Supreme Court
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Served as Justice Quince's staff attorney for two years.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Local Regulation of Medical Marijuana in Florida
Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 91, No. 8
Risk[y] Business: Transitioning to a Stand-Alone Self-Insurance Program
Stetson Law Review Local Government Law Symposium
Legislating Local Liberties: Human Rights Ordinances Across Florida
Florida Bar's City, County and Local Government Law Section's The Agenda, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2
Let Him Die with Dignity or Hope for a Cure: The Consequences of Modern Medicine
The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy
Speaking Engagements
Transitioning to a Stand-Alone Self-Insurance Program
Preserving Attorney Fee Issues and Ethical Considerations Representing Local Governments and Local Government Officials
Ethics for Elected Municipal Officers sponsored by the Florida League of Cities, Inc.
When It's Time to Move on . . . Negotiating Severance Agreement Packages for Public Employees
Where There's Smoke ... Use of Non-Ad Valorem Assessments for Fire Service
What Lies Beneath? Latent Defects in Pipe Construction: A 6-Year Story of Construction Litigation Told from the Trenches
Brevard Business Professionals Law Panel
Local Government Lobbying Regulations - Look Who’s Talking, Florida Association of County Attorneys (FACA)
Ethics Training for Elected Officers in Volusia County
Ethics Training for Elected Officials in Volusia County
Ethics Training for Public Employees of Opa-Locka per Executive Order of Governor Rick Scott
Sunshine Law, Public Records & Ethics for Public Officers and Employees - 2018 (2603R)
Ethics Training for Elected Officials in Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie Counties
A Local Government Practitioner's Guide to Understanding Ethics Laws and Navigating Your Clients through Stormy Seas
Certifications
Business Litigation
The Florida Bar
City, County & Local Government Law
The Florida Bar
Awards
Florida Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Top 5% of attorneys practicing in Florida.
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend's
Top 1% of attorneys practicing in Florida.
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend's
Top 1% of attorneys practicing in Florida.
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend's
Top 1% of attorneys practicing in Florida.
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend's
Top 1% of attorneys practicing in Florida.
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend's
Top 1% of attorneys practicing in Florida.
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend's
Top 1% of attorneys practicing in Florida.
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend's
Top 1% of attorneys practicing in Florida.
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend's
Top 1% of attorneys practicing in Florida.
Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend's
Top 1% of attorneys practicing in Florida.
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 648140
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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11th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Pursuant to the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $400/hour; retainer required.
Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Business Law
    Business Dissolution, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Eminent Domain, Land Use & Zoning
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration
    Municipal Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Tagalog: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Videos
My story. My story.

My story.

Judicial Dissolution proceedings in Florida: When it is time to wind down or dissolve your business or if you are unfortunately being forced out of a business you worked hard to create, you need to hire an attorney and the right experts to obtain for you your proportionate share of the business' value. I am available if you need me. Please call 407.647.7887. WIN 20210504 06 24 20 Pro

Judicial Dissolution proceedings in Florida: When it is time to wind down or dissolve your business or if you are unfortunately being forced out of a business you worked hard to create, you need to hire an attorney and the right experts to obtain for you your proportionate share of the business' value. I am available if you need me. Please call 407.647.7887.

If you have a code enforcement issue with a city or county, you must act promptly and hire an attorney who is board certified by the Florida Bar in City, County & Local Government Law. I personally handled the seminal case on code enforcement, City of Palm Bay v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. at the trial court level, at the 5th DCA in Daytona Beach and at the Florida Supreme Court. I am intimately familiar with Chapter 162, Florida Statutes and would love to assist you. WIN 20210504 16 19 18 Pro

If you have a code enforcement issue with a city or county, you must act promptly and hire an attorney who is board certified by the Florida Bar in City, County & Local Government Law. I personally handled the seminal case on code enforcement, City of Palm Bay v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. at the trial court level, at the 5th DCA in Daytona Beach and at the Florida Supreme Court. I am intimately familiar with Chapter 162, Florida Statutes and would love to assist you.

When you have a land use or zoning matter, please do not hire a land use attorney to present your quasi-judicial matter to the County Commission or City Council. You are wasting tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars in doing so. First, hire an experienced land planner. If you need a reference, please let me know. Then, if it appears to the experienced land planner that your matter is not likely to be approved at the Commission or Council Meeting, promptly engage the service WIN 20210505 07 03 17 Pro

When you have a land use or zoning matter, please do not hire a land use attorney to present your quasi-judicial matter to the County Commission or City Council. You are wasting tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars in doing so. First, hire an experienced land planner. If you need a reference, please let me know. Then, if it appears to the experienced land planner that your matter is not likely to be approved at the Commission or Council Meeting, promptly engage the service

For all of you who work in the construction services industry, please make sure you operate off of a contract, not a hand shake, and include in that contract a prevailing party attorneys' fees provision. Both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ConsensusDocs offer template contracts which you can modify accordingly. If you need help, please feel free to contact me directly. You need to protect yourself and ensure you are promptly paid for services rendered. WIN 20210505 09 05 06 Pro

For all of you who work in the construction services industry, please make sure you operate off of a contract, not a hand shake, and include in that contract a prevailing party attorneys' fees provision. Both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ConsensusDocs offer template contracts which you can modify accordingly. If you need help, please feel free to contact me directly. You need to protect yourself and ensure you are promptly paid for services rendered.

Are you an elected official who has been wrongfully accused of misconduct or a criminal act? In that event, you need to hire: (1) a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law to handle the allegations set forth by the prosecutor and (2) a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in City, County & Local Government Law to handle the ethical complaint. I specialize in the latter, to wit: (2). Please contact me if I can be of assistance. WIN 20210506 08 52 39 Pro

Are you an elected official who has been wrongfully accused of misconduct or a criminal act? In that event, you need to hire: (1) a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law to handle the allegations set forth by the prosecutor and (2) a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in City, County & Local Government Law to handle the ethical complaint. I specialize in the latter, to wit: (2). Please contact me if I can be of assistance.

Florida's Construction Lien Law explained. WIN 20210508 07 38 51 Pro

Florida's Construction Lien Law explained.

Lannon's Construction Nuts & Bolts: Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act (§§ 556.101 et. seq., Fla. Stat.) explained. WIN 20210509 10 46 39 Pro

Lannon's Construction Nuts & Bolts: Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act (§§ 556.101 et. seq., Fla. Stat.) explained.

Contact & Map
Lannon Land Litigation Local Law, PLLC
201 East Pine Street
Suite 445 (4th Floor)
Orlando, FL 32801
Telephone: (407) 670-8728
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)