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Segundo J. Fernandez - Tallahassee, FL

2060 Delta Way Tallahassee, FL 32303

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Updated: 07/04/2022

Tallahassee Environmental Law Lawyer


Prior to joining the firm in 1983, Mr. Fernandez served as Assistant General Counsel with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation from 1977 to 1980, and as Deputy General Counsel of the agency from 1980 to 1983. In both capacities, he served primarily as the litigation attorney, but was also extensively involved with rulemaking licensing enforcement and appellate practice. During his tenure as Deputy General Counsel, he was also the attorney assigned by the agency to handle the Department's legislative matters. He holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami, a J.D. from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law and an LL.M. in Ocean and Coastal Law (area of concentration: environmental and land use law) from the University of Miami. Since entering private practice, a substantial portion of his practice has involved representation of private industry, including member companies of FPPAEA, Inc. land developers, chemical manufacturers and mining concerns in areas of air and water pollution, water resources, infrastructure permitting, and solid and hazardous waste matters. He has also served as outside environmental counsel to numerous counties and cities throughout the state.

About Segundo J. Fernandez

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Governmental Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Litigation


  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Other Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, Environmental, Land Use, Administrative Law Sections (Member)


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1976
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: Cumberland Law Review, Associate Editor, 1975 - 1976
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1977
    Major: Ocean/Coastal Law
  • University of Miami, 1973

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Delta Theta Phi

Past Positions

  • State of Florida, Department of Environmental Regulation, Assistant General Counsel, 1977 - 1980
  • State of Florida, Department of Environmental Regulation, Deputy General Counsel, 1980 - 1983


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Office Information


2060 Delta Way Tallahassee, FL 32303


  • 850-521-0721



  • Municipality's Growth Restriction Plan Found to be an Unconstitutional Burden Upon the Right to Travel, 5 Cumberland Law Review 543, 1975
  • Choice of Law Considerations in Alabama, 7 Cumberland Law Review 89, 1976
  • "Key Haven and Its Progeny: Uncertain Choices for Constitutional Challenges to Administrative Action", Co-Author, 58 Florida Bar Journal 381, June, 1984
  • Stormwater Revisited: Department of Environmental Regulation New Rule for Regulation of Stormwater Discharges, 56 Florida Bar Journal 479, 1982
  • State and Federal Regulation of Construction Activities in the Waters and Wetlands of Florida", Chapter 4, Environmental Regulation and Litigation in Florida, Co-Author, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Publications, 1988
  • State and Federal Regulation of Construction Activities in the Waters and Wetlands of Florida", Chapter 4, Environmental Regulation and Litigation in Florida, Co-Author, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Publications, 1991
  • "McDonald Revisited: Development of the Deference Doctrine in Florida Administrative Law", Vol. 66, No. 22, Florida Bar Journal 70, Dec., 1992
  • Environmental Permitting Courses, Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2003

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