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

The Florida Bar

Administrative Law Section; CLE Committee and State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification Committee 

Environmental and Land Use Law Section; Executive Council, CLE Committee, and Co-Author of Chapter in ELULS Treatise

Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Prior Member and Current Liaison

 

American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Section Chair's Award for Outstanding Contribution 2017–2018

 

Council Member 2015–2018

 

Editor in Chief and Editorial Board, Trends Newsletter 2009–2015

 

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

Air and Waste Management Association

Florida Section Director 2012–2013; Co-Chair, Annual Conference 2013

 

Northeast Chapter Annual Conference Chair 2014

 

Coastal Plains and Big Bend Chapters 1991–present

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

Environmental Law Institute

Florida Association of Environmental Professionals

Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Florida Brownfields Association

Florida Municipal Electric Association 

Tallahassee Bar Association

Tallahassee Women Lawyers

The Fellows of the American Bar, Life Fellow

The Florida Bar Foundation Fellows

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, 1990

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

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

          State and Federal Government and

          Administrative Practice—The Florida Bar

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

 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Cherokee Nation, Tribal Citizen

Leadership Tallahassee, Class XIX

Kids Voting Leon County, Past Chair

Tallahassee Film Society, Volunteer Attorney

Equality Florida, 2017–2018 Gala Committees

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

Pro bono work for victims of discrimination and individuals with disabilities under Section 504, the ADA, the Fair Housing Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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