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Brooke E. Lewis

Brooke has experience in a range of administrative, appellate, and regulatory matters including certification for new electrical generation under Florida’s Electrical Power Plant Siting Act as well as approvals for other large-scale facilities and renewable energy projects.
She has represented clients in proceedings before all levels of the Florida court system, the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, and administrative agencies. Brooke also has experience in Florida appellate proceedings with her time as a staff attorney for Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III of the Florida Supreme Court giving her experience with the appellate process.
Education
  • Florida State University, J.D., summa cum laude (graduated 1st of 268; Order of the Coif)
  • Creighton University, B.A., summa cum laude
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court (Northern District of Florida)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Affiliations
  • Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Florida Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Energy Committee (Co-Chair 2011-2015; Executive Council Member 2013-2016)
  • First District Appellate American Inn of Court, Alumnus
Community Involvement
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, for Administrative Law, 2021 edition
  • Listed in Chambers USA, 2012-2013 editions
  • Honorary Speaker at Florida Supreme Court Induction Ceremony for Spring 2004 Inductees to the Florida Bar
Legal Experience
Represented electric utilities in the licensing of new electrical generation under Florida’s Electrical Power Plant Siting Act.
Represented clients in connection with environmental permitting and approvals for large-scale facilities and renewable energy projects.
Defended environmental permit challenges before the Division of Administrative Hearings.
Prepared briefs in appellate proceedings before Florida District Courts of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court.
Represented clients in proceedings before the Florida Public Service Commission.
Experience in litigating commercial and other disputes in Florida Circuit Court.
Worked as a staff attorney to Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III of the Florida Supreme Court.
Representative Published Decisions
State v. Harden, 938 So. 2d 480 (Fla. 2006)
Reform Party v. Black, 885 So. 2d 303 (Fla. 2004)
Jetty East Condo. Ass’n v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 45 So. 3d 465 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)
Tsolkas v. Fla. Fish & Wildlife Cons. Comm’n, 7 So. 3d 1116 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
Palm Beach County Envtl. Coalition v. Fla. Dept. of Envtl. Prot, 14 So. 3d 1076 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
Brooks v. Villa Del Lago, 929 So. 2d 1056 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006)
Humana v. AHCA, 898 So. 2d 1040 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005)
White v. Fla. Dep't of Envtl. Prot., 265 So. 3d 656 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019)
Glisson v. City of Tallahassee, DOAH Case No. 11-2953 (Nov. 18, 2011)
Bussing v. Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, DOAH Case No. 10-7281 (Dec. 27, 2010)
In re: Progress Energy Florida Levy Nuclear Project Units 1 & 2, DOAH Case No. 08-2727 (May 15, 2009)
In re:  Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc., Combined-Cycle Facility Project Power Plant Siting Application No. PA78-10A3, DOAH Case No. 17-6661EPP (July 27, 2018)
In re: Duke Energy Florida Citrus Combined Cycle Project Power Plant Siting Application No. PA77-09A3, DOAH Case No. 14-3632EPP (May 5, 2015)
Significant Transactions
Progress Energy Florida Levy Nuclear Project Units 1 & 2 (2009)
Duke Energy Florida Citrus Combined Cycle Project (2015)
Florida Power & Light Company Okeechobee Clean Energy Center (2016)
Seminole Electric Cooperative Combined Cycle Facility (2018)
In the News
Aug 20, 2020
Hopping Green & Sams attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021
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