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Anne Longman

Of Counsel | Tallahassee

Ms. Longman represents individual and association clients before federal, state, and local agencies, courts and the Division of Administrative Hearings in matters concerning administrative and environmental law with a focus on infrastructure. She serves as a Presiding Officer for the State Board of Administration and represents and advises a variety of state agencies on administrative law matters, including litigation and rule making issues.

Areas of Practice

  • Linear facilities projects, pipeline transportation, petroleum products and solvents regulation, site clean-up, aboveground and underground storage tanks, mining and regulatory and permitting issues related to bulk products, LNG and natural gas facilities, pipelines and terminals, with special experience in the planning, siting and permitting of infrastructure facilities, including fiber optic cables and roads.

  • Numerous natural gas pipeline projects.

  • Permitting of transatlantic subsea fiber optic cable.

  • Cleanup of dry cleaning and laundry facilities, closure of alleged RCRA treatment, storage and disposal facility, regulation of mining operations.

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting.

  • Successfully litigated challenge to status of Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology.

  • Presiding Officer for the Florida State Board of Administration, Florida System Investment Plan disputes.

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement

  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

  • The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Member

  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2008-2020; 2022

  • Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation, 2006-Present, Natural Resources Law, 2021, 2023; Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Litigation, 2014

  • Task Force on Placement of Linear Facilities on State Lands

  • Leon County Pipeline Siting Committee, Chair

  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers, Charter Member

  • Board of Directors, 211 Big Bend, Inc., Chair 2009-2011

  • Board of Governors, Leon County Research & Development Authority, second term, Immediate Past Chair

Representative Court Decisions

  • White Construction Co. v. DuPont, 430 So.2d 915 (Fla. 1st DCA 1983); quashed in part, 455 So.2d 1026 (Fla. 1984); appeal after remand, 478 So.2d 485 (Fla 1st DCA 1985)

  • David v. Sun Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n., 429 So.2d 1277 (Fla. 1st DCA 1983); 461 So.2d 93 (Fla. 1984)

  • DeCarion v. Martinez, 537 So.2d 1083 (Fla. 1st DCA 1989)

  • Northern Palm Beach County Water Control District v. State of Florida, 604 So.2d 440 (Fla. 1992)




  • J.D., with honors, Florida State University College of Law, 1979

  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1973

  • B.S., magna cum laude, Mercer University, 1971