Frederick L. Aschauer, JR.

Of Counsel | Tallahassee

Mr. Aschauer represents clients on matters related to litigation and environmental regulation.  He has been involved in multiple cases before the Division of Administrative Hearings involving environmental resource permits, consumptive use permits, and water quality standards. His practice also involves Federal matters governed by the Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Publications and Presentations

  • Frequent speaker on various environmental issues at the annual Florida Chamber Environmental Permitting Conference

  • Environmental Litigation Update: Florida v. Georgia & Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2018

  • How To Be An Effective Expert Witness, LLW Lunch & Learn, 2018

  • Hearing Practice in Administrative Proceedings, Administrative Law Section of the Florida Bar , 2017

  • Judge Declares South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Commits Take Through Modification of Sea Turtle Habitat, August 2017

  • Drinking Water Program Update: 2016 Focus on Change, Florida Rural Water Association, 2016

  • FDEP Leadership Roundtable, Florida Section of the Air and Waste Management Association, 2016

  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection Agency Update, Florida Water Law and Policy Conference, 2015

  • Joined in Purpose: Changes at the Department of Environmental Protection affecting Florida’s Beach Management Program, Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association Conference, 2015

  • Water Quality Credit Trading: An Idea Whose Time has Come, Vol. 34, No. 3 Florida Specifier, 2012

  • Water Quality Credit Trading; What It Is and How It Works, Annual Florida Water Law & Policy Conference, 2012

  • Case Study of Potential Impacts of Florida Nutrient Rule: Legal Considerations in Achieving Compliance with Proposed Nutrient Criteria, Impaired Waters Symposium, 2011

  • Compliance & Implementation, Florida Water Quality Regulation: EPA's Numeric Nutrient Standards from All Perspectives, 2010

  • Federal APA: Judicial Review of Agency Action, State & Federal Government & Administrative Practice (SFGAP) Certification Review Course, 2010

  • Water Quality Credit Trading, Florida Municipal Attorney's Association Seminar, 2009

  • Water Quality Credit Trading: It might save me how much?, 82 Quality Cities 4, 2008

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar, Member

  • Rotary International, Member

  • Alzheimer’s Project, Board of Directors

  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Admitted to all U.S. District Courts in Florida

  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Previous Professional Experience

  • Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, General Counsel, 2016-2017

  • Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resource Management, Director, 2015-2016

  • Department of Environmental Protection, Deputy General Counsel, 2013-2015

Awards and Recognitions

  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2017-2018




  • J.D., Florida State University, Cum Laude, 2003

  • B.A., Florida State University, Magna Cum Laude, 2000