NAPLES, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2023) — Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. proudly announces that attorney Zachary W. Lombardo has become Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law. As noted on the website of The Florida Bar, “Board certification is Florida’s official, independent determination of a lawyer’s expertise to practice in a specialty field of law. It is the gold standard for Florida lawyers, representing a recognition by a lawyer’s peers that they have attained a level of professional expertise in their chosen fields.” Board certification requires an extensive application process, peer review and a written examination given by The Florida Bar. Lombardo shares,
“Attaining board certification is an accomplishment that reflects my passion and the hard work I dedicate to every client and every matter I handle. It demonstrates my commitment to expanding my knowledge and focus to meet the legal needs of those in my community. I am honored to be distinguished as a board certified specialist and expert in local government law in Florida.” –Zach Lombardo, Esq.
Lombardo represents clients in land use, and local government law matters, including comprehensive plan amendments, re-zonings, variances, conditional uses, and non-conforming uses. He also represents clients on matters involving public records, including litigation. Lombardo guides clients in environmental concerns and issues involving state lands, including environmental resource permits and sovereign lands leases before state agencies and in litigation. He serves as attorney to the City of Everglades City Planning and Zoning Committee and assists in representing the firm’s various special district clients and a municipal client.
Lombardo received his undergraduate from Loyola University New Orleans, magna cum laude, and law degree from Florida State University College of Law, cum laude, in 2015. He is President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar Association, on the Executive Council of the Environmental and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar, and a graduate of Associate Leadership Collier, Class of 2021.
Partner Anthony Pires, who has been Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law since 1998, celebrates Lombardo’s achievement,
“We applaud Zach (Lombardo) for his success and ongoing dedication to high standards in his practice. He has achieved a significant milestone in his career with board certification and stands out among his peers with specialized knowledge and expertise in local government law.” –Anthony P. Pires, Jr., B.C.S.
As board certified lawyers, attorneys have a special responsibility above and beyond other members of The Florida Bar to maintain high standards of conduct and professionalism. The Board of Legal Specialization and Education is committed to ensuring that the integrity of board certification, as originally sanctioned and adopted by the Supreme Court of Florida, is preserved so that the public can rely upon the representation of preeminent competence and ethics among the program’s participants. Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. now boast 33% of its attorneys Florida Board Certified.
About Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.
For over 50 years, Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P. A. (WPL) has assisted individuals, families, businesses, associations, local governments, and municipalities with an array of legal services, including Litigation, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business Law, Family Law, Community Association Law, Land Use & Zoning, and Local Government Law. The firm has two offices in Southwest Florida in Naples and Marco Island, having served clients since 1971 when attorney Arthur V. Woodward founded the first law firm on Marco Island. To learn more about WPL, call 239-649-6555 or visit www.wpl-legal.com.
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