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Tallahassee, Florida 32308
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Carly J. Schrader


Areas of Practice

Employment Law
Land Use and Real Estate Law
Litigation and Appellate Law

Since joining the firm in 2007, Ms. Schrader has concentrated her practice in the areas of litigation and appellate law including in the areas of land use, tax and finance, eminent domain, contracts and torts, administrative law, and employment discrimination.  She represents local governments at all levels of state court, before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, Federal district courts, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and is currently board certified by the Florida Bar in the area of City, County, and Local Government Law.

Ms. Schrader is also active in bar organizations including serving as President Elect for the Tallahassee Women Lawyers for 2023-2024, a member of Tallahassee Bar Association, and has been appointed to the Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee.  She is also an alumnus of the First District Appellate American Inns of Court.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schrader was a law clerk for Judge Ricky Polston of the Florida First District Court of Appeal.  Ms. Schrader is a 2001 summa cum laude graduate of the University of West Florida and a 2005 summa cum laude graduate of the Florida State University College of Law.  While in law school, Ms. Schrader served on the Florida State University Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

  • Member of the firm's Litigation and Appellate Law Practice Area.
  • Provides general representation to clients on employment issues, tax and finance matters and land use issues.
  • Admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Florida, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Board Certified in the area of City, County, and Local Government Law.

Prior Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk for Judge Ricky Polston, Florida First District Court of Appeal, 2005-2007.

Professional, Civic & Community Involvement

  • Member of the Appellate Practice, Environmental & Land Use, and City, County and Local Government Law Sections of the Florida Bar.
  • Member of the Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee.
  • Member of the Tallahassee Bar Association and President Elect of Tallahassee Women Lawyers, 2023-2024.


  • J.D., Florida State University, summa cum laude, 2005.
    • Florida State University Law Review, Associate Editor.
    • Member of the Order of the Coif.
  • B.A. University of West Florida, summa cum laude, 2001.