Anthony (“Tony”) P. Pires, Jr. is a partner at Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. in the Naples office. He provides legal services to clients throughout Collier and Lee Counties in Local Government Law, Municipal Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Land Use Applications, Rezonings, Bond Validation, and Administrative Law. His decades of experience and extensive knowledge of the history and development of Collier County enable him to use his unique insight to solve problems elegantly and efficiently.

Tony serves as long-standing general counsel to various Florida community development districts (CDDs) and as special counsel to various county constitutional officers. His exceptional knowledge of Southwest Florida’s growth and development and his legal expertise allow him to guide public and private clients through complicated land use, local government, and real estate matters. Tony’s law practice showcases his tireless dedication to public service and client relationships. 

Tony has been a Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.) in City, County and Local Government Law by The Florida Bar for over 25 years since 1998. He is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, a rating given to only attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.

Previously, Tony was Assistant County Attorney, 1979-1981; Assistant State Attorney, Twentieth Judicial Circuit, 1975-1979 & 1981 – 1983; and with Westinghouse Communities of Naples, Inc., 1983 – 1986.

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    • Administrative Law
    • Bond Validation
    • Concerned Citizens and Property Owners
    • Community Development Districts (CDD)
    • Constitutional Officers
    • County Officers and other local governmental entities
    • Homeowners Associations
    • Land Use Applications
    • Land Use, Zoning, Local Permitting
    • Municipal Law
    • Public Entities: Special Districts, Clerks of Court
    • Rezonings
    • Sovereign Lands
    • Clerk of the Circuit Court v. Doe, 292 So. 3d 1254 (Fla. 2d DCA 2020) More
    • City of Naples v. Ethics Naples, Inc., 290 So. 3d 1072 (Fla. 2d DCA 2020)
    • Brock v. Bowein, 99 So. 3d 580 (Fla 2d. DCA 2012) More
    • Fireline Bail Bonds v. Brock, 110 So. 3d 11 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013), case of first impression More
    • Singh v. Brock, 88 So. 3d 960 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011) More
    • Brock v. Bd. of Cty. Comm’rs, Collier Cty., 21 So. 3d 844 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009) More
    • Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law, The Florida Bar, 1998 – present
    • Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1975
    • State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1972
    • Florida, 1975
    • The Florida Bar
      • Administrative Law Section
      • City, County & Local Government Law Section
      • Environment & Land Use Law Section
    • Collier County Bar Association
      • Board of Directors, 1997 – 2001
    • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Top Lawyer, Government Relations Practice, Naples Illustrated Magazine, 2021 – 2023
    • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Land Use and Zoning Law and Government Relations Practice, 2022 – 2024
    • Top Lawyer, Land Use and Zoning Law, Naples Illustrated, 2022
    • “Best of Business,” Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Law Firm, Gulfshore Business, 2021
    • Top Lawyer, Municipal Law, Naples Illustrated, 2018
    • Presenter, “Local Government,” Associate Leadership Collier Class of 2022, Greater Naples Chamber
    • Collier County Coastal Advisory Committee, 2002 – 2014
    • Collier County Land Acquisitions Advisory Committee, 2005 – 2014
    • Speaker, Gordon River Greenway Groundbreaking, 2013
    • Collier County Development Services Advisory Committee, 2002
    • Pelican Bay Services Division MSTU/BU Advisory Committee, 1993 – 1999
    • Collier County Planning Commission Citizens Advisory Committee, 1995 – 1996
    • Collier County Environmental Policy Technical Advisory Board, 1991 – 1993
    • County Planning Commission Citizens Advisory Committee on Collier County Growth Management Plan, 1987 – 1988
    • North Naples Rotary Club, 1985 – 2001

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