124 Marriott Drive, Suite 104, Tallahassee, Florida 32301          Telephone: 850-270-5447

ABOUT

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Angela Morrison is a Board Certified administrative law practitioner with thirty years of environmental law experience.  Angela's practice has been devoted to assisting utility and industry clients with regulatory, permitting, and compliance matters. Recently, she was co-lead counsel in the siting of

a major new power plant.  Over the last three decades, Angela has helped successfully permit several thousand megawatts worth of new power generation facilities in Florida. 

 

Angela recently helped lead an industry effort that uncovered errors in

data used to establish a federal air emission standard.  Through the team's interactions with agency representatives, the client received relief in the form of an alternative standard at the state level, and the federal agency is currently in the process of revising its rules to make this alternative standard available nationwide.

 

Background

 

Angela joined Hopping Green & Sams, one of Florida's leading environmental law firms, as an associate in 1990 and became an

equity partner in 1997.  Because of the timing of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments and the need for the firm's clients to understand the many potential implications of the new legislation, Angela quickly became an authority on the CAA through her representation of trade association, utility, and industry clients. Angela played a large role in all of the major

air-related rulemakings in Florida for the next decade as well as the

initial authorizing legislation, and she continues to be one of the leaders

in this field. During those rulemakings, Angela represented various trade organizations as well as a multi-industry coalition and led successful negotiations on their behalf with the agency. Angela continued to gain knowledge and experience in all of the various substantive areas of environmental law through her representation of utility clients siting

dozens of new generating units under the Power Plant Siting Act. Over the years, the scope of her practice grew to include broader environmental representation on behalf of a wide variety of industry, manufacturing, developer, trade association, and government clients. With the momentum of a long and successful law firm career, Angela established a solo practice five years ago, where she has continued to represent industry, utility, developer, and individual clients with environmental matters. Angela's clients include Fortune 100 companies, established electric utilities, global manufacturing companies, and new entrepreneurial startup companies.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association, Section of Environment,

Energy, and Resources

Chair's Award for Outstanding Contribution 2017-2018

Council Member 2015-2018

Editor in Chief, Trends Newsletter 2013-2015

Editorial Board, Trends Newsletter 2009-2013

Chair, Co-Chair, Vice Chair, Air Quality Committee 2005-2012

Fall Meeting Planning Committee Chair and Co-Chair, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2014.

 

Co-Author, Clean Air Act Handbook 2012, 2016

 

The Florida Bar

Administrative Law Section; CLE Committee 

Environmental and Land Use Law Section; Co-Author of

Chapter in ELULS Treatise

 

Air and Waste Management Association

Director, Florida Section 2012-2013

Co-Chair, Annual Conference, Florida Section 2013

Northeast Chapter Annual Conference Chair 2014

Coastal Plains and Big Bend Chapters 1991-present

 

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Florida Brownfields Association

Florida Municipal Electric Association 

National Crime Victims Bar Association 

Tallahassee Bar Association

Tallahassee Women Lawyers

The Fellows of the American Bar, Life Fellow

The Florida Bar Foundation Fellows

AWARDS

Outstanding Alumnus Award, Oklahoma City University

Law School's Law Review

 

Gold Star Speaker's Award, The Air & Waste Management Association Coastal Plains Chapter

Recognized by Best Lawyers™ 2018 and 2019

Best Law Firms 2019 U.S. News & World Report 

Florida Trends Legal Elite 2018

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Leadership Tallahassee, Class XIX

Past Chair, Kids Voting Leon County

Volunteer attorney for the Tallahassee Film Society 

Equality Florida, 2017and 2018 LGBTQ* GalaCommittees

Advocate for civil rights and anti-discrimination laws for education

and public accommodations, including those based on disabilities,

sexual orientation, gender and perform related services on a

pro bono basis

EDUCATION

Oklahoma City University, J.D. (with High Distinction), Hatton W. Sumners Scholar, Managing Editor of Law Review, 1990

 

Northeastern State University (Oklahoma), B.A. (summa cum laude), 1987
 

BAR ADMISSIONS

The Florida Bar

U.S. District Court for Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Florida

 

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice