The Everglades Law Center is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to representing the public interest in environmental and land use matters. Working with more than thirty national, state and local environmental and conservation groups, our firm utilizes litigation, advocacy and policy development to protect and sustain this region’s unique and irreplaceable ecosystems and communities. Our attorneys are uniquely positioned throughout the Everglades ecosystem and handle a wide range of environmental matters, including land use, wetlands permitting, endangered species, public lands, and sustainable energy development.
Our mission is to advocate, negotiate, and when necessary, litigate to protect and restore the South Florida ecosystem.
Once considered to be America’s last frontier, the Everglades and South Florida have been degraded by irresponsible water development and management practices as well as other inappropriate development. In the past, South Florida’s unique flora and fauna took a back seat to private development. The Everglades Law Center now fights to keep the River of Grass flowing and the voice of the general public heard.
Leaders in environmental affairs, we advocate for a healthy and safe human environment. In addition to promoting public safety and health, our team prioritizes the conservation of Florida’s natural treasures. Florida is home to over a hundred endangered and threatened species including the critically imperiled Florida panther, grasshopper sparrow, and Everglades snail kite. It is our philosophy to make parties, whether that is governmental or non-governmental entities, accountable to the general public. Our job is to enhance government transparency, insure that government agencies and third parties closely examine the impacts of their actions, and provide our clients (as well as those without a human voice) their day in court. Our team of legal experts and conservationists work tirelessly to ensure that future generations have an opportunity to marvel at South Florida’s irreplaceable ecosystems.