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Sara W. Mapes

Associate

Sara W. Mapes

Sara focuses her practice on land use and zoning matters. She is experienced in the areas of local government, environmental law, and administrative law.

Prior to practicing law, Sara spent more than ten years in the environmental regulatory industry working on a variety of land use and local government matters, including land development projects, local regulations, comprehensive plan provisions, permits, and variances.

Sara holds a J.D. with a concentration in Environmental Law from Stetson University College of Law, where she received the Victor O. Wehle Outstanding Trial Practice Award, and a B.A. in Biology from New College of Florida.

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What is Board Certification?

Board certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of competency and experience. Certification recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. It is designed to help consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Only 6% of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have taken extra steps to have their competence and experience evaluated.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, Cum Laude
  • B.A., New College of Florida

PRACTICES

ADMISSIONS & LICENSURE

  • Bar

    • Florida

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
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