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Nicole J. Poot

Attorney | St. Petersburg

Ms. Poot represents public and private clients in the areas of environmental, land use, and local government law.

Areas of Practice

  • Assists local governments in matters concerning public records, Sunshine Law, quasi-judicial hearings, procurement procedures, and contract management.

  • Assists public and private clients in matters concerning land use and environmental issues.

  • Assists local governments in drafting ordinances, resolutions, and land development regulations.

  • Represents public and private clients in civil litigation, appellate, and administrative litigation matters.

  • Provides general and special counsel representation to local governments.

Publications and Presentations

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement

  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

  • The Florida Bar, City, County, and Local Government Law Section Member

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member, serves on the Editorial Committee for the St. Petersburg Bar publication Paraclete

  • Clearwater Bar Association, Member

  • Stetson University Environmental Law Society Treasurer, 2014-2015, President, 2013-2014

  • Phi Alpha Delta, Treasurer at Stetson University, 2013-2014

  • Stetson University International Programs Office, Center Fellow, January 2014-August 2014

  • Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, Student Editor, 2013-2015

Previous Professional Experience

  • City of St. Petersburg, City Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern, Jan. 2015 – May 2015

  • Pinellas County, County Attorney’s Office, Certified Legal Intern, Aug. 2014 – Dec. 2014

  • Center for Biological Diversity, Legal Intern, Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2012, Summer 2013

  • Ramsar Convention, Legal Extern, Summer 2012

Awards and Recognitions

  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, Stetson University, 2015



  • Juris Doctor, Stetson University College of Law with a Concentration in Environmental Law, 2015

  • Honors Bachelor of Arts and Science, McMaster University, 2012