Environmental Law Faculty

Courtesy Professor of Law
D'Alemberte Professor
Legal Writing Professor
Special Program Adjunct and Attorney Advisor
Director of the Center for Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law
Elizabeth C. & Clyde W. Atkinson Professor and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs
Patricia A. Dore Professor of Administrative Law
Stearns Weaver Miller Professor

Environmental Law Adjunct Faculty

Ralph Demeo is a shareholder at Guilday Law in Tallahassee, where he practices primarily in the areas of environmental, land use, administrative, and animal law. He is one of the state’s leading environmental and animal law attorneys. In addition, he serves as chief executive officer of Pets Ad Litem, Inc. (PAL), a charity dedicated to humane education and advocacy. His experience includes environmental, land use, administrative, occupational health and safety, toxic torts, brownfields, construction defect, transportation and aviation, energy, local government, aquaculture and pesticides, and animal law, with emphasis in civil and administrative litigation. He represents industry, businesses, landowners, corporate and individual clients, as well as local governments, throughout Florida and the southeastern United States. He also represents clients in state and federal courts, and before agencies and the legislature. Demeo has served as environmental and land use counsel on more than $3 billion in projects and transactions in his career, including some of Florida's most significant projects. He has also served as counsel in several high-profile cases in Florida, including the leading case on primary administrative jurisdiction and the leading case on right to privacy.

Capt. Alan S. Richard is a captain with the Division of Law Enforcement for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and is a 1994 graduate with highest honors from Florida State Law. He teaches Admiralty Law, a topic on which he has published extensively and taught previously at the law school. As a student, he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review and the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif.