James Parker-Flynn

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James Parker-Flynn

Director of the Center for Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A227D
Phone: 850.644.7468


LL.M., Environmental Law & Policy, Florida State University, summa cum laude, 2014
J.D., Georgia State University, summa cum laude, 2013

James Parker-Flynn is the director of the Center for Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law. He specializes in environmental and energy law, with a focus on climate change related issues. He is teaching Energy Law and Policy during the fall 2022 semester, and he will teach Land Use and a new Environmental Justice Seminar during the spring 2023 semester.

Before joining the FSU Law faculty, Parker-Flynn practiced law with Carlton Fields, where he specialized in appellate practice, land use litigation, and environmental law, assisting clients with a wide array of regulatory and litigation issues. He has handled environmental and land use litigation in Florida’s state courts and administrative forums, and he has worked on a variety of appeals and other litigation in state and federal courts around the country. He has published several articles on climate law and policy, and frequently speaks about climate related issues at seminars and other CLE events.

Parker-Flynn earned an LL.M. in Environmental Law from FSU in 2014, after receiving his J.D. from Georgia State University.