Fort Myers, FL – Fowler White Boggs is pleased to announce that Derek Rooney, a former Assistant County Attorney with Charlotte County, Florida, has joined the firm’s Fort Myers office as an associate. Mr. Rooney practices in general municipal law, land use, real estate, and public-private partnerships.
"The addition of Derek Rooney is another significant step in our firm's strategic approach to growing our statewide land development and real estate practices,” said C. Joseph Coleman, president and managing shareholder of the firm’s Fort Myers office. “His understanding of Florida’s political landscape and his prior government experience will be an immediate asset for our clients.”
As an Assistant County Attorney, Mr. Rooney represented Charlotte County on matters related of land use, economic development, and the County’s real property interests. Mr. Rooney also has experience defending public entities in land use litigation, his record of successes includes numerous constitutional and Bert J. Harris Jr. Act challenges, and a significant verdict in favor of Charlotte County’s decision to deny a 1200 acre regional landfill. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Florida International University and his J.D. from American University. He is admitted to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C.Providing comprehensive legal services to our clients for nearly 70 years, Fowler White Boggs is one of Florida’s most respected law firms. Our firm is internationally connected with a Florida focus with 140 attorneys in five offices located in Tampa, Fort Myers, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and Fort Lauderdale.