Stormwater Litigation

Storm Water Litigation Team

CPLS P.A. assembles Storm Water Litigation Team to address a growing Florida concern

Living in Florida does bring mild winter weather that attracts many residents each year. With a growing job market, a growing need to develop land to accommodate the housing needs comes with additional challenges.  One of the most common overlooked problems is flooding to make a land unusable due to poorly or negligently designed drainage system that was designed and installed by another developer without consideration of other landowners or future development considerations.  When a parcel of land is not properly graded for storm water drainage, landowner loses the right of quiet enjoyment. What do you do? How do you protect your rights as a property owner and recover from this traumatic damage to your land? 

CPLS, P.A. is the forefront of this issue and has assembled a highly experienced Stormwater Litigation Team to resolve these matters and assist property owners in protecting their rights and recovering compensation to fix the damage from stormwater flooding issues.  Issues from stormwater flooding have become significant enough of a problem that the Florida Bar recently published an article regarding the need to update rules in stormwater management.  

Andrew (Andy) Lannon is an experienced Litigation Attorney and holds 2 board certifications. His clients entrust him to handle even the most complex of Litigation cases.  His experiences as a Land Use and Real Estate Development Attorney make him a powerful advocate for his clients.  He has have worked for all branches of government: federal, state, and local. I clerked for Justice Quince at the Florida Supreme Court to start my career and then went to an AM Law 100 firm in Orlando. I spent 10 years at the Palm Bay City Attorney’s Office, serving as Palm Bay City Attorney for nearly 7 years. He is double board-certified by the Florida Bar in both City, County & Local Government Law and in Business Litigation, one of only 2 attorneys out of the over 100,000 attorneys in Florida with both of these certifications. Finally, he has been recognized in the top 1% of attorneys practicing in Florida every year since 2012 by Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite. 

Lisa Hu Barquist has made a career in handling the most complex business litigation matters. As an American Immigrant from China, she has overcome various forms prejudice and has used these experiences to “level the playing field” between parties of unequal strength.   She is passionate getting results that matter even in the most competitive of environments. I am a graduate of Yale and the University of Southern California. I have worked for 5 AMLaw 100 firms and spent 11 years at the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami and in Rochester, New York. I have 3 decades of trial experience. She is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

If your property is faced with catastrophic damage from storm water flooding, schedule a consultation with the Storm water litigation team by calling us at (877) 647-7887.

How you can choose the right Attorney to handle your stormwater litigation case

The person must be board certified by the Florida in City, County & Local Government Law and have worked for 5+ years as a City Attorney, County Attorney or as general counsel for a Water Management District. It is recommended that the lawyer be certified in Business Litigation, Civil Litigation or Construction Law, or alternatively, be a demonstrably seasoned trial attorney like my colleague, Lisa Hu Barquist, who was a United States Attorney for 11 years. Finally, the person must have an experienced storm water expert witness on standby to prepare a report detailing who is to blame for your storm water problem and testify to its veracity and accuracy in a Court of law.

Andrew Lannon

Andrew Lannon

Attorney | Stormwater Litigation | Business Litigation