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James E. Parker-Flynn

James E. Parker-Flynn

Associate

Overview

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.

A father of two, James plays the guitar and is an avid sports fan.

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Experience

  • Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. v. Anduro Holdings, LLC, A18A0682, 2018 WL 2377370 (Ga. Ct. App. May 25, 2018). Obtained reversal of a judgment notwithstanding the verdict in a case involving substantial unpaid legal fees.
  • Evergreen Communities, Inc. v. Palafox Pres. Homeowners' Ass'n, Inc., 213 So. 3d 1127 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017). Obtained reversal of summary judgment in dispute over whether restrictive covenants blocked planned residential development.
  • BASF Corp. v. Fla. Dep’t of Evntl. Protection, Case No. 17-3684RP, 2018 WL 3131712 (DOAH March 2, 2018). Finding the Department had not met its burden of proving a proposed Total Maximum Daily Load was not an invalid exercise of delegated legislative authority.

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Speaking Engagements

  • “Legal and Policy Issues in Addressing Health Impacts of Climate Change,” American Public Health Association 2016 Annual Conference
  • “Resource Production Limits,” Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law Spring Colloquium, Florida State University College of Law (Spring 2014)
  • “Misrepresentation Nation: Why the United States Allows the Reckless Distortion of Climate Science,”Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law Spring Colloquium,  Florida State University College of Law (Spring 2013)

Credentials

Education
  • 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)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • 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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