James Parker-Flynn focuses on appellate advocacy, land use litigation, and environmental law. James handles all aspects of appeals, from initial case assessment through oral argument and beyond. Licensed in Florida and Georgia, he has worked on appeals in all of the state appellate courts in both states. His appellate experience includes complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and landowner liability. He is also the editor of I Object!, Carlton Fields’ blog on the preservation of error.
In addition, James has extensive experience in environmental and land use law. He has helped clients in challenging environmental litigation and with a variety of unique regulatory issues, involving, among other things, the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, and the Clean Air Act. He was a member of Florida’s trial team in Florida v. Georgia, a unique case brought under the United States Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction to address the interstate dispute over water use in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.
James will co-teach Environmental Law at Florida State University College of Law this fall. Prior to joining the firm, he held an environmental law research and teaching fellowship at the law school, where he also taught Climate Change Law & Policy. He also served as a judicial extern to Administrative Law Judge Bram D.E. Canter at the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings.
- Florida State University College of Law (LL.M., summa cum laude, 2014)
- Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2013)
- Winner, Eighth Annual Constitutional Environmental Law Student Writing Competition, sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (2012-2013)
- GSU College of Law, Environmental Law Award
- GSU College of Law, Research, Writing, and Advocacy Award , 2nd Best Advocate (2011)
- GSU College of Law, First Year Research, Writing, and Advocacy Moot Court Elimination Competition (2011)
- GSU College of Law, Outer Barristers’ Guild Award (2011)
- Appalachian State University (B.A., 2010)
- Judicial Extern under supervision of Judge Bram D.E. Canter, Division of Administrative Hearings Tallahassee, FL (2014)
- Environmental Law Research and Teaching Fellowship, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, FL (2013-2014)
- Summer Associate, James-Bates-Brannan-Groover, LLP, Atlanta (2012)
- Summer Associate, DeKalb Public Defender’s Office, Decatur, GA (2011)
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