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Amanda L. Nichols

Amanda practices primarily in the field of environmental law, helping clients navigate various regulatory processes administered by federal, state, and local rule-making authorities.
Amanda works on a number of environmental law issues, including permitting, regulatory compliance, and wetlands and mitigation banking. Prior to joining the firm, Amanda’s work largely focused on agriculture law (with specific attention to the aquaculture industry) and ocean and coastal law issues. In her free time, Amanda enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time in Perdido Key with her partner, Brian, and family.
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, LL.M., Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law, Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, (Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, Vice-President; Environmental Law Society, President)
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., English, Summa Cum Laude, (Minor in Environmental Studies; Taylor Medal recipient; Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society)
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida
Professional Affiliations
  • Florida Bar, Administrative Law Section
  • Florida Bar, Animal Law Section
  • Florida Bar, Environmental & Land Use Section
Legal Experience
Evaluates complex environmental issues and assists clients in navigating the necessary state and federal environmental permitting processes.
Assists clients in obtaining environmental permits, and in defending against local, state, and federal enforcement actions alleging noncompliance with environmental laws.
Publications & Presentations
Catherine Janasie and Amanda Nichols, Navigating the Kelp Forest: Current Legal Issues Surrounding Seaweed Wild Harvest and Aquaculture, Resources & Env’t, Summer 2018, at 17.
Legal Challenges to Shellfish Aquaculture Operation: Leasing, Permitting, and Zoning, Oh My!, Aquaculture America (Feb. 2018).
Shellfish Leasing and Permitting Workshop: Case Studies for Overcoming Common Legal Barriers, National Shellfisheries Association Annual Meeting (Mar. 2018).
Seaweed, Kelp, and Other Aquaculture Products: Legal Issues with Cultivation and Production as Food Sources, AALA 2018 Educational Symposium (Oct. 2018).
Legal Issues in Aquaculture Panel, Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition (Jan. 2019).
Navigating the Legal Complexity of Shellfish Aquaculture Permitting, Aquaculture 2019 (Mar. 2019).
In the News
Aug 14, 2020
Successful Tallahassee Bar Association Fundraiser
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