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Gina K. Grimes - Shareholder

Gina K.  Grimes


Duquesne University, B.S., 1982
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Stetson Law Review

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
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Gina K. Grimes - Shareholder

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Gina is a Shareholder in the firm’s Land Use and Real Estate Groups. Her practice includes representation of both public and private-sector clients in land use, development and permit matters.

Gina formerly served as Chief Assistant City Attorney and City Council Attorney for the City of Tampa for 18 years. She has a broad base of experience in local government matters relating to the Sunshine Law, public records law, and sovereign immunity. Gina’s tenure with the City of Tampa was during a time of substantial growth and development, providing her with extensive experience in all areas of land use, including land use litigation, Development of Regional Impacts (DRIs), comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivisions, impact fees, development design regulations, historic preservation, concurrency, and building and permitting regulatory issues.

In the private sector, Gina has represented both large and small clients in all aspects of the land use entitlement and development approval process. Additionally, as part of our firm’s Government Relations practice, Gina frequently represents and counsels private sector clients regarding resolution of issues with government agencies including matters such as procurement, economic development incentives, drafting legislation, and preparation and negotiation of various agreements with government agencies.

Gina is a member of The Florida Bar, Local Governmental Law Section and Environmental and Land Use Section, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. She has received a variety of appointments by the Tampa City Council and the Hillsborough County Commission to serve on public boards impacting community concerns such as cultural, budgeting, economic development, and our County Charter.

Honors & Recognitions

  • AVPreeminent-Logo
  • 93699 - Hill Ward Henderson

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007-2019)
  • Best Lawyers Business Edition (2013)
  • Best Lawyers in Tampa Bay (2009-2012)
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Trend  Legal Elite (2012)

Published Decisions

  • Hillsborough County v. School Bd. Of Hillsborough County,
    27 So.3d 33 (Table, Text in WESTLAW), Unpublished Disposition 2010 WL 446923 2D08-5275
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. February 10, 2010
  • P.M. Realty & Investments, Inc. v. City of Tampa,
    779 So.2d 404 2000 WL 1206347 2D99-135
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. August 25, 2000
  • Citivest Const. Corp. v. City of Tampa,
    Not Reported in So.2d 1995 WL 17079555 94-8171
    Florida Circuit Court, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County. May 30, 1995
  • City of Tampa v. Hillsborough County,
    504 So.2d 10 12 Fla. L. Weekly 143 86-2457
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. December 30, 1986

Community & Civic Affiliations

  • Appointed by Tampa City Council as Commissioner to the Barrio Latino Commission
  • Appointed by City Council to serve a third term on the City of Tampa Citizens Budget Committee
  • Appointed by City Council to serve on the City of Tampa Cultural Assets/Economic Development Committee
  • Appointed by County Commission to serve on the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board

Professional Associations

  • Urban Land Institute
  • The Florida Bar
    • Local Government Law Section
    • Environmental & Land Use Section