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F. Joseph Ullo Jr. Joins Carlton Fields in Tallahassee

Tallahassee, Fla. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce the addition of attorney F. Joseph (Joe) Ullo Jr. in Tallahassee. Ullo joins Carlton Fields’ Government Law and Consulting Practice, which assists clients with matters involving government affairs and lobbying; environmental, land use, and development approvals and litigation; and administrative litigation and appeals.

Ullo has more than 25 years of experience serving clients throughout Florida in environmental matters, including representing clients in administrative enforcement proceedings and related civil actions, assisting in the completion of institutional controls and negotiating cleanup requirements for sites subject to state and local cleanup rules, and negotiating property transactions involving land contamination and environmental liabilities and permits.

He counsels large and small business owners, landowners, private companies, and county and municipal governments statewide in all aspects of federal, state, and local environmental law, regulations, and processes that govern the consideration and usage of land, management of waste, and real property rights.

Previously, Ullo served as the director of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Waste Management (DWM). In this role, he directed the policy and the programmatic management of solid and hazardous waste generated and disposed of throughout the state. He also advised the deputy secretary of regulatory affairs on DWM policy and activities.

Before practicing law, Ullo worked as a registered professional engineer for nearly a decade. He managed hazardous waste, petroleum, and dry cleaning cleanups in the southeastern U.S., oversaw environmental compliance for private manufacturers, and assisted with wastewater infrastructure evaluations at federal facilities. He also led the environmental cleanup for various military bases, particularly in Jacksonville and Orlando, which now serve as incredible reuse examples for both industrial and residential mixed uses in Florida.

“Joe’s deep experience in environmental law makes him an exceptional addition to Carlton Fields and to our clients,” said William P. Sklar, chair of Carlton Fields’ Government Law and Consulting Practice and Tallahassee office managing shareholder. “We are delighted he has joined Carlton Fields.”

Laurel Lockett, a leading environmental law attorney and Carlton Fields shareholder, added, “Joe’s unique perspective in the business, public, and private sectors adds a dimension to our practice that we are excited about. He is a terrific addition and his established reputation will further enhance the services we offer to our clients.”

Ullo looks forward to growing his environmental practice utilizing the firm’s national platform while working alongside his longtime colleague Lockett. “It’s great to be here, and I’m excited for the opportunity to work with one of the best lawyers in our field — Laurel Lockett. Few lawyers practice in this specialized area. Practicing with Laurel will offer invaluable opportunities for growth in the practice and for our clients.”

Ullo is also a registered patent attorney and assists clients on intellectual property matters especially where those matters relate to green energy technologies, water treatment, or remedial technologies.

Outside of his law practice, Ullo is involved in a number of civic and charitable organizations. He serves on the board of directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Area Association of Environmental Professionals, and the Air and Waste Management Association, Coastal Plains Chapter, and he serves on the advisory board of the Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. He is also president of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Tallahassee/Thomasville Network and co-chair of the Florida Brownfields Association Legislative Committee.

Ullo received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law, his M.S. from Florida State University, and his B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology (B.C.E.)/Spring Hill College.


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