West Palm Beach, Fla., June 27, 2019 – Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. Shareholder and President Michelle Diffenderfer was presented with the Bill Sadowski Memorial Outstanding Service Award by the Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS) of the Florida Bar on Thursday, June 27th in Boca Raton. The award recognizes individuals that have demonstrated outstanding public service in the areas of environmental and land use law.
The award is named after William (Bill) Edward Sadowski, a prominent environmental attorney and legislator who advocated for stronger protection of the state’s fragile environment and enforcement of growth management laws. Bill died tragically in an airplane crash in 1992.
During her 25-year career, Michelle has been honored with numerous awards, many for her work in environmental law. Michelle had the great honor to receive the Florida Bar’s ELULS Judy Florence Memorial Outstanding Service Award in recognition and appreciation for outstanding service and dedication. Michelle is also the recipient of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women Achievement Award, the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Emerald Environmental Leadership Award, and the Caribbean-American Democratic Club of Palm Beach County Community Change Maker Award for Environmental Advocacy.
Michelle has been named a Top Lawyer in Environmental Law by the South Florida Legal Guide, a Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine and a Florida Super Lawyer in Environmental Law. Michelle is a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, and is a member of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals. Michelle is the Budget Officer for the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and is Past Chair of the ELULS. For more information about Michelle, click here.
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. is a statewide law firm with 34 attorneys and 25 years of experience practicing in the areas of environmental, land use, local government, real estate, litigation, legislative and governmental affairs. LLW has the experience to navigate complex local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Our offices are in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach. For more detailed information on our qualifications, visit our website at www.llw-law.com.