CITY OF EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (October 18, 2023) — Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. proudly announces that associate attorney Zachary W. Lombardo was appointed as the City Attorney for the City of Everglades City, Florida, at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2023. Lombardo follows his father’s legacy, partner J. Christopher Lombardo, Esq., who was also the City Attorney from 1985 to 2005 and again from 2017 through 2023.
At the inception of Collier County 100 years ago in 1923, the City of Everglades City, 35 minutes from downtown Naples, was the county seat. It is currently best known for its stone crab industry and fishing. It gives its visitors a glimpse into Southwest Florida’s past with eco-tours and museums depicting its rich history. For over 50 years, Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. has provided legal services to special districts, local governments, constitutional officers, municipalities, individuals, families, businesses and associations with an array of legal services.
Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A., and Lombardo have provided a wide range of legal services to the City over the past several years. Lombardo states that “it has been a rewarding experience representing the City of Everglades City, and I look forward to continuing to work to represent this unique corner of the State.”
Lombardo is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in City, County and Local Government Law. The law firm and Lombardo represent private and public sector clients in local government matters, including land use matters relating to comprehensive plans, zoning, variances, conditional uses, non-conforming uses, and on matters involving public records. Additionally, Lombardo represents private and public sector clients in environmental concerns and issues involving state lands, including environmental resource permits and sovereign lands leases before state agencies and in litigation.
Lombardo was born and raised in Naples, Florida, 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 the immediate past 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 P. Pires, Jr., who has been Florida Bar Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law since 1998, celebrates Lombardo’s achievement,
“We commend Zach (Lombardo) for this accomplishment and know he will continue to represent the City well. With his work ethic and client-focused approach, combined with his many community activities, Zach is an asset to the City, his clients, the law firm, and the community.”
About Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.
Since 1971, 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 Law, 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. To learn more about WPL, call 239-649-6555 or visit www.wpl-legal.com.