Wayne E. Flowers

Shareholder | Jacksonville

Chair of: Utilities

With over 40 years of experience, Mr. Flowers represents the public and private sector in the areas of environmental, land use and governmental law.

Areas of Practice

  • Provides general and special counsel representation to counties, municipalities, and special districts.

  • Clients include private land owners and developers as well as entities of government. He represents these clients before local, state and federal agencies and courts on matters related to: wetland and storm water permitting, sovereign submerged lands, water supply, the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act.

  • Successfully represented governmental and private sector land owners in major Federal Court litigation concerning Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and NEPA.

  • Successfully represented environmental permit applicants in challenges to permits before Florida Department of Administrative Hearings.

  • Successfully negotiated ERP and Section 404 permits authorizing wetland and surface water impacts for private developers of major residential, golf course, commercial and marina facilities.

Publications and Presentations

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement

  • Board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in City, County and Local Government Law

  • Board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice

  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

  • Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation and Water Law, 2006-present. Jacksonville Environmental Lawyer of the Year, 2013, 2016

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Environmental Litigation, 2006-Present

  • Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, Environmental and Land Use Law, 2011

  • The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers, 2008

  • St. Johns River Water Management District, General Counsel, 1988-1996

  • The Florida Bar Sections on Environmental and Land Use Law, Administrative Law, and City, County and Local Government Law, Member

  • University of North Florida Foundation, Board Member and Former Advancement Committee Chair, 2010-2016

  • St. Johns County Housing Finance Authority, Member, 2001-2013, Chair, 2006-2007




  • B.A., with high honors, University of Florida, 1973

  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 1975