Adjunct Professor of Law
Robert N. Hartsell’s primary practice areas are environmental, land use, zoning, permitting and everglades restoration law. Robert is well known in these practice areas for his work on high profile cutting edge litigation and advocacy. He has successfully litigated a number of important and precedent setting cases in Federal, State, Appellate and Administrative courts, including cases involving the National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Florida’s Growth Management Act and Florida’s environmental laws. Among his several distinguished honors, he was recently awarded the 2010 Public Interest Lawyer of the Year from the Florida Bar’s Environmental and Land Use Section.
In addition to his legal accomplishments, Mr. Hartsell also has 12 years experience in environmental consulting and engineering. Robert provided consulting services to a host of government, private, and international entities on environmental permitting, site assessments, contamination assessments, remedial action, risk-based corrective action, quality assurance planning, underground storage tank administration, and government reimbursement programs. He brings this experience to his practice of law.
Mr. Hartsell is also an adjunct professor of at Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches land use law and select clinical courses in advanced environmental and land use law. Robert frequently lectures on current trends in Florida environmental and land use law. His most recent article, which he co-authored with Mr. Richard Grosso, is Old McDonald Still Has a Farm: Agricultural Property Rights After the Veto of S.B. 1712, The Florida Bar Journal, March 2005.
Mr. Hartsell received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and his J.D. with honors from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. Mr. Hartsell is a member of the Florida Bar and United States District Court Southern District of Florida and Middle District of Florida.