Erin J. Tilton
Erin represents clients before state, regional, and local government bodies with regard to environmental and land use matters.
She advises clients on a wide array of land use permitting and entitlement issues, including comprehensive amendments, rezonings, variances, and other related aspects of securing development authorization. She also represents clients in administrative, circuit court, and appellate litigation on a variety of matters, including complex real estate, contract, and private property rights disputes. Born and raised in New England, Erin relocated to Florida to attend law school in the Tampa area. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
- Stetson University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude (Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law; Presidential Scholar, full tuition merit scholarship; Honors Program; Notes and Comments Editor – Stetson Law Review; Editor – Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy)
- Boston College, B.A., Biology/Hispanic Studies (Minor in Environmental Studies)
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court (Northern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Florida)
- Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar (Member, Development and Land Use Planning Committee)
- Tallahassee Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors 2018-present; President, Young Lawyer Section 2017-2018)
- American Bar Association (Managing Editor, Administrative & Regulatory Law News 2018-present)
- Leon County Teen Court, Volunteer Judge
Awards & Recognition
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2021 edition
- Listed as a “Rising Star” in the annual publication of Florida Super Lawyers, 2017-2020 editions
- Tallahassee Bar Association, Thomas M. Ervin, Jr. Distinguished Young Lawyer Award, 2018
- Listed in Tallahassee Woman Magazine’s: “Women to Watch,” June/July 2018
- Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Dean Frank E. Maloney Memorial Writing Contest winner, 2013
- Stetson University College of Law, Hearne Environmental Law Award, 2013
Represents clients before local and state agencies, courts, and elected bodies regarding land use and real estate development issues.
Experience with comprehensive planning, zoning, developments of regional impact (DRI), sector planning, and other planned development and large scale approval processes.
Former intern to the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich and the Honorable Anthony E. Porcelli of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Publications & Presentations
Protecting Our Environment in a Virtual Age: How Wildlife Webcams Could Strengthen Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act, 43 ENVTL. L. REP. 11021 (2013).
Florida Administrative Practice, Chapter 8: Environmental Agencies, (The Florida Bar, 2014-present) (co-author).
Community Development Districts as Creditors: The Role of Separation of Powers in Protecting the District’s Fiscal Sovereignty, 45 STETSON L. REV. 377 (2016) (co-author with Sarah Sandy).
The Legal Basis of Planning, Florida State University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Guest Lecturer (2016, 2017).
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