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Daniel W. Langley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in Winter Park, FL

Phone: 407-262-8400
Fax: 407-425-2863
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed in Florida Since: 2003
Practice Areas: State, Local & Municipal, Land Use/Zoning, Eminent Domain
Attorney Profile

Daniel (Dan) W. Langley is a partner of Fishback, Dominick, Bennett, Ardaman, Ahlers, Langley & Geller LLP (“Fishback Dominick”). Mr. Langley is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in City, County and Local Government Law.  Mr. Langley individually holds a peer review rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell™, the publication's highest rating in competency and ethical standards.  Martindale-Hubbell has also recognized Fishback Dominick with a firm “AV” rating and in its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a listing of the most distinguished law firms in America.

Mr. Langley has a broad range of experience representing municipalities and private clients in all aspects of local government, land use and eminent domain law matters.

Municipal Experience: City Attorney, City of Longwood, January 2010 - Present; City Attorney, City of Belle Isle, Oct. 2017 - Present; Deputy City Attorney, City of Winter Park, Oct. 2015 - Present; Assistant City Attorney, City of DeBary, 2003 - Present; Assistant City Attorney, City of Winter Garden, 2006 - Present; Past Special Counsel to City of Satellite Beach; Past Special Counsel to City of Port Orange; Past Independent Counsel/Investigator to City of Flagler Beach.

Mr. Langley has attended hundreds and various types of municipal board meetings as legal counsel for such boards, including City Council/Commission, Code Enforcement Board, Planning & Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, Redistricting Commission, Development Review Committee, Charter Review Committee and Employee Grievance Adjustment Board.  He has advised board members on all pertinent legal issues, including requirements of state laws and municipal codes, quasi-judicial procedures, compliance with Florida’s Sunshine Law, Public Records Law and Code of Ethics for Public Officers.

Mr. Langley has developed an extensive level of expertise and experience in the following type of matters:

  • Land Use Litigation – Comprehensive Plan Consistency Challenges, Writ of Certiorari  Proceedings, and Administrative Challenges to Comprehensive Plan Amendments.
  • Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation proceedings.
  • Annexations.
  • Bert J. Harris Act Claims.
  • Real Estate Acquisitions/Transactions.
  • Electronic Sweepstakes/Simulated Slot Machine regulation and enforcement.
  • Development order applications & reviews – comprehensive plan amendments, rezonings, plats, special exceptions, conditional use permits, and variances.
  • Development Agreements.
  • Procurement/Bid Protests.
  • Construction Litigation – defects, warranty, change order, delay, resequencing, and constructive acceleration claims, etc.
  • Code Enforcement and Code Enforcement Lien Foreclosure/Collection.
  • Contract Review and Negotiations.
  • Ordinance Drafting and Interpretation.
  • Public Records Act Litigation.
  • General and Revenue Bond Issues and Equipment Leases.
  • Municipal Redistricting Litigation.
  • Challenges to Constitutionality of Ordinances.
  • Section 70.51, Fla. Stat. proceedings.

Certificates and Credentials

About Daniel W. Langley

First Admitted: 2003

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida Municipal Attorneys Association West Orange Committee of One Hundred and One (C101)

Educational Background

  • J.D. with honors, Florida State University College of Law, 2002 M.B.A., Florida State University College of Business, 2002 B.S., cum laude, Finance and Real Estate,Florida State University, 1999

Representative Clients

  • City of Winter Park, City of Winter Garden, City of Longwood, City of DeBary, City of Belle Isle.

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Florida Bar Board Certified - City, County and Local Government Law
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Office Location for Daniel W. Langley

1947 Lee Rd
Winter Park, FL 32789

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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