David S. Dee


Mr. Dee is a shareholder of the firm and has 33 years of experience in the areas of environmental and administrative law. Mr. Dee routinely handles cases involving the issuance of environmental permits, the enforcement of environmental regulations, agency rulemaking, and litigation. He has worked extensively with local, regional, state, and federal environmental agencies throughout Florida.

Mr. Dee has successfully handled the permitting of electrical power plants, industrial facilities, landfills, resource recovery (waste-to-energy) facilities, cogeneration facilities, and other large, complex projects. Mr. Dee has significant experience with the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act (PPSA) and many of the other environmental regulations applicable to electrical generating facilities. He frequently works on state and federal issues involving major sources of air pollution, including permits issued pursuant to the federal program for the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) of air quality. He has been responsible for obtaining the PPSA and PSD approvals for new facilities at “greenfield” sites, as well as the modification of PPSA and PSD approvals for existing facilities.

Mr. Dee has considerable experience with solid waste management facilities and programs. He has assisted many clients with the development of solid waste projects, ordinances, franchise agreements, and contracts. Mr. Dee has lectured about solid waste issues for the Florida Bar Association and other professional organizations on many occasions.


  • vCard
  • Email: ddee@gbwlegal.com
David S. Dee
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings 2020


  • The Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate (High Honors), 1979
  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts, Humanities, 1974

Academic Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Order of the Coif
  • Florida, 1979
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District for the Southern District of Florida
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012 Best Lawyer for Environmental Litigation in Tallahassee
  • Former Chairman and current member of the Advisory Board for the Hinkley Center for Solid & Hazardous Waste Management at the University of Florida
  • Past Chairman of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of The Florida Bar Association
  • Graduate of Leadership Tallahassee
  • Graduate of Leadership Florida
  • Past Member of the Board of Regents for Leadership Florida
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend, Inc.
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors for the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Red Cross
  • Former Volunteer in the American Peace Corps in Nepal and Ethiopia
  • Member of the Florida Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America

Are you in need of legal counsel?

Our team of legal professionals have the experience and results-driven approach you want in order to achieve the optimal outcome.