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Telsula C. Morgan

Senior Attorney | West Palm Beach

Vice-Chair of: Native American Law

Ms. Morgan’s practice focuses on administrative, civil and appellate litigation, environmental and natural resources law.

Areas of Practice

  • Represents private and governmental clients in civil and administrative litigation before state trial courts, courts of appeal and the Division of Administrative Hearings in matters related to riparian rights, docks, contract and real estate disputes, private property rights, comprehensive land use planning, zoning, site planning and other local development orders.

  • Represents private and governmental clients in permitting and compliance issues with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the South Florida Water Management District, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in matters concerning coastal construction permitting and environmental resource permitting.

  • Represents local governments in the areas of procurement, contract management, employment, ethics, public records, Sunshine Laws, and real property issues.

Publications and Presentations

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement

  • Florida Bar, Member

  • Texas Bar Association, Member

  • F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association, Member

  • Sheree Davis Cunningham Black Women Lawyers Association, Member

  • National Bar Association, Environmental, Energy, and Public Utilities Law Section, Member; Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter, Member

  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER), Member; SEER Bridge Committee, Chair, 2023-2024; SEER Water Quality and Wetlands Committee, Co-Chair, 2022-2024; SEER Native American Resources Committee, Programs Vice-Chair, 2020-2023; SEER Leadership Development Program, 2020-2021; Membership Diversity Enhancement Program, 2018-2019

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Land Use and Local Government Committee, Chair, 2023-2024

  • Palm Beach County Environmental Appeals Board, Board Member

  • Leadership Palm Beach County, General Counsel

  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member

  • Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Board Member; Love of Literacy Luncheon, Co-Chair

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Arts and Letters Chair

Awards and Recognitions

  • South Florida Legal Guide, Up and Comer, Environmental Law, 2017-present

  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Environmental Law and Native American Law, 2024