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Robert L. Nabors

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1500 Mahan Drive
Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL  32308
Tallahassee Office

Phone: (850) 224-4070
Fax: (850) 224-4073
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Areas of Practice

Legislative Consulting
Litigation and Appellate Law
Local Government Law
Public Utilities Law
Public Finance
Special Project Financing

 
Mr. Nabors represented the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida and various Brevard County constitutional offices and agencies as County Attorney from 1969 through 1982. Mr. Nabors is a past president of the Florida Association of County Attorneys and served as Chairman of the Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar during 1979-80 (now known as the City, County and Local Government Law Section).
 
Mr. Nabors served as General Counsel to Governor Graham from March through August 1981 and as Special Counsel to Governor Graham for Legislative Affairs from December 1981 through May 1982. As Special Counsel, Mr. Nabors was responsible for coordinating the legislative efforts on the approval of an additional one cent sales tax in 1982, which included the Local Government Half Cent Sales Tax. He was appointed by Governor Graham to the Governor's Tax Reform Commission in 1979. Mr. Nabors was appointed by Governor Askew as Chairman of the Florida Solar Energy Task Force and served from 1975 through 1978.
 
Mr. Nabors has also served on other state commissions and study groups, including the Public Service Commission Nominating Council, the Governor's Public Facility Financing Commission, the Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice, and the Governor's Task Force on Community Mental Health.
 
Mr. Nabors has served as a member of the Florida Supreme Court Nominating Commission, as a member of the Fourth District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission, as a member and chairman of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission, and as a member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Northern District of Florida.
 
Mr. Nabors was appointed by the late Governor Chiles as a member of the Governor's Growth Management Task Force, as a member of the Governor's Ad Hoc Work Group on Affordable Housing, and as a member of the Florida Telecommunications Taxation Task Force.
 
Mr. Nabors was appointed by the late Governor Chiles as a member of the 1997-1998 Constitution Revision Commission.

Mr. Nabors also served as an adjunct professor at the Florida State University College of Law in the areas of State Constitutional Law and Local Government Law.
  • Represents clients in the structure and implementation of public/private partnerships and planning and finance issues relating to the provision of adequate public school facilities and other local government infrastructure and services.

Professional, Civic & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar, Member.
  • Served as County Attorney in Brevard County, Florida from 1970 through 1985.
  • Served as General Counsel to Governor Graham from March through August 1981.
  • Served as Special Counsel to Governor Graham for Legislative Affairs from December 1981 through May 1982.
  • Appointed by the late Governor Chiles as a member of the 1997-1998 Constitution Revision Commission.
  • Serves as an adjunct professor at the Florida State University College of Law in the areas of State Constitutional Law and Local Government Law.
  • Appointed by Governor Askew as Chairman of Florida Solar Energy Task Force and served from 1975 through 1978.
  • Appointed by Governor Graham to Governor's Tax Reform Commission in 1979.
  • Served on other state commissions and study groups, including the Public Service Commission, the Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice and the Governor's Task Force on Community Mental Health.
  • Served as member of the Florida Supreme Court Nominating Commission, Fourth District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission and Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission.
  • Appointed by Governor Chiles as a member of the Governor's Growth Management Task force, Governor's Ad Hoc Work Group on Affordable Housing and the Florida Telecommunications Taxation Task Force.
  • The Florida Bar: City, County, and Local Government Law Section, Member.
  • Frequent speaker for Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, Florida Association of Counties, Small County Coalition, Florida School Board Association and Florida Government Finance Officers Association.
  • Author of 2011 Florida Home Rule Green Book, published in 2011. 

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida, College of Law, 1966.
  • B.S., Florida State University, 1962.


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