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George F. Gramling, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Attorney in Tampa, FL

Gramling Environmental Law, PA
118 S Newport Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-302-7911
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Environmental, Environmental Litigation
Languages Spoken: English, German
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Attorney Profile

A talented and knowledgeable attorney, Mr. George F. Gramling, III, has over 35 years of legal experience. The principal attorney and owner of the law firm of Gramling Environmental Law, P.A., he serves clients throughout Tampa, Florida. His practice areas include:

·       Energy and electric power regulation

·       Superfund, solid and hazardous waste

·       Clean water, wastewater and stormwater

·       Clean air regulation

·       Land use law and regulation

·       Complex regulatory dispute regulation

·       Environmental agency enforcement

Mr. Gramling majored in English and philosophy and obtained his B.A. in 1980 from Emory University. He earned his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of United States.

Involvement with the legal community is important to Mr. Gramling. He served as the chairman of The Florida Bar’s Environmental and Land Use Law Section and the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. He was among the City of Tampa’s Flood Control Board and a member of the Florida Brownfields Association. He was a former vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Ethics Committee of the Environment, Energy, and Resources section.

A published author of many scholarly articles, Mr. Gramling has contributed to the Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise and the Harvard Environmental Law Review. He frequently lectures and presents on topics related to environmental law.

A Florida Supreme Court certified circuit mediator, Mr. Gramling is well-known for his work in many contested and high-profile cases. Over the course of his career, he has built constructive associations with the governmental agencies in Florida, and he uses this to his clients’ advantage.

For his high professionalism and successful track record, Mr. Gramling holds an AV Preeminent* Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He was named to the Florida Trend’s Legal Elite list and Florida’s Top Attorneys list by The Wall Street Journal. He was listed by The Best Lawyers in America for multiple years in a row and holds an Avvo “Superb” client rating.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Environmental
  • 10%Environmental Litigation
Focus Areas

Environmental Law

Selections

14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

About George F. Gramling, III

First Admitted: 1984, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.gramlinglaw.com/george-f-gramling-iii

Transactions

  • Key Investments

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Florida Bar
  • Chairman, Grievance Committee (13 E), Hillsborough County, Florida Bar, 1995-1996
  • Member, Florida Brownfield Association, 2010
  • Vice Chair, Ethics Committee, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, American Bar Association, 1999-2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Chairman, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1992-1993
  • Member, Code Enforcement Board, City Of Tampa, 1998-2001
  • Amitted to U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit 
  • Admitted to  U.S. Supreme Court
  • Chairman, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Florida Bar, 2003-2004
  • Founder and Co-Chairman, Environmental Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2003-2005
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar

Honors/Awards

  • "AV Rating" by Martindale Hubbell
  • "Bar Stars" Award, Florida Bar, 1991
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1991

Educational Background

  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts, English and Philosophy, June, 1980

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, "Environmental Contractual Provisions in Real Estate Transactions", Fla. Bar CLE, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, October, 1993
  • Author, "Environmental Enforcement: Managing Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings", Fla. Bar CLE, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, August, 1997
  • Author, "Your business client is hit with a criminal search warrant; what to expect and how to represent your client", Fla. Bar CLE, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, January, 1999
  • Author, "Defense Perspectives on Environmental Crime Investigations, Prosecutions and Parallel Proceedings", Fla. Bar CLE, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, August, 1999
  • Author, "Federal & State Reporting Requirements: When are you ethically obligated to report?", Fla. Bar CLE, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, August, 2001
  • Author, "Federal & State Reporting Requirements: When are you ethically obligated to report?", Fla. Bar CLE, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, August, 2001
  • Author, "New Notification Requirements for the Discovery of Contamination" (Hillsborough County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, February, 2005
  • Author, "Sport Shooting and Training Range Protection Act," Chapter 790.333, Florida Statutes - Understanding the Law", Florida Lead Compliance Seminar, National Rifle Association, July 16, 2005
  • Lecturer, Legal Research and Writing Program, University of Florida
  • Author, "Wetland Regulation and Wildlife Habitat Protection - Proposals for Florida," 8:2 Harvard Environmental Law Review 365, 1984
  • Author, "Cleaning Up After Federal and State Pollution Programs: Local Government Hazardous Waste Regulation," 17:3 Stetson Law Review 639, 1988
  • Co-author with W. Earl, "Basic Permitting Considerations and Coordinated Environmental and Land Use Permitting," Volume I, Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise, The Florida Bar, 1988
  • Author, "Florida Local Governments and Oil and Gas Leasing of State Territorial Waters," Volume I, Oil and Gas Leasing in Florida Offshore Waters, Florida Institute of Oceanography (1984) 104 pages
  • Author, Federal Case Law Update column, Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Section Reporter, 1987-1991
  • Author, Federal Case Law Update Column, Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Section Reporter, 1993 
  •  Author, "Local Government Regulation of Hazardous Waste," Burdens of Environmental Regulation on Private Property Ownership and Business Transactions: Reasonable or Unreasonable?, 16th Annual Arlie Conference on the Environment, ABA Standing Committee on Environmental Law, May, 1987
  • Author, "Environmental Newspeak", Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer, Vol. 2 No. 4, January 1992
  • Author, "Recent Developments in Environmental Law" in the Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer, Vol. 3 No. 8, May 1993
  • Author, "Pollution Litigation: A Decade of CERCLA," Volume I, Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise, The Florida Bar, 2003
  • Author, "Environmental Implications of Real Estate Transactions" (Southeastern Electric Exchange - E&O Conference Proceedings, August 1997)
  • Author, "Pollution issues related to the DryCleaning Industry", Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise, August, 2003
  • Author, "Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act", Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise, August, 2003
  • Author, "Liability and Defenses Under CERCLA", Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise, August, 2003
  • Author, "Ethical Considerations in Representing Clients Before Administrative Agencies and Local Governments", Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise, August, 2003
  • Author, "Environmental Enforcement: Parallel Criminal and Civil Proceedings" in Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer, Vol 14 No 3, November, 2003
  • Author, "Florida Hazardous Substances Statutes and Ordinances Affecting the Transfer of Real Property," in Environmental Liabilities and Real Property Transactions: Ignorance is not Bliss Fla. Bar CLE, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, June, 1987
  • Author, "1987 Federal Hazardous Wastes and Substances Update," Annual Environmental and Land Use Law Update, Fla. Bar CLE, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, August, 1987

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chair, Annual Giving, Berkeley Preparatory School, 2007-2008
  • Trustee, University of Tampa
  • Certified Mediaitor, Florida 
  • Chairman, Annual Attorney Committee Campaign, Bay Area Legal Services
  •  Florida's Dry Cleaning Solvent Cleanup program (DSCP)
  • Chairman, Migrant Farm Worker Volunteer Lawyer Project, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Co-Founder, Tampa Urban Debate League, 2008 - Present
  • Sport Shooting Range Program
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Bay Area Legal Services, 2004 - 2007
  • Chairman, Planned Giving Campaign, Bay Area Legal Services, 2001
  • Phosphate Mining Hearing Master, Phosphate Mining Ordinance, Hillsborough County, 2002 - present
  • Member, Board of Trustees, University Of Tampa, 2007-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Berkeley Preparatory School
  • Member, Annual Giving Committee, Berkeley Preparatory School, 2005
  • Member, Land Development Sub-Committee, Berkeley Preparatory School, 2005
  • Member, Flood Control Board, City Of Tampa
  • Chair, Major Gifts Committee, Berkeley Preparatory School
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Berkeley Preparatory School, 2007-Present

Verdicts/Settlements

Industry Groups

  • Agricultural
  • Banking
  • Developer
  • Electric Utility
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Landowner
  • Manufacturing
  • Public And Private Education
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
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Office Location for George F. Gramling, III

118 S Newport Ave
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-302-7911

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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