Kami Corbett has extensive experience in the areas of land use, comprehensive planning, annexation, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI),  zoning , variances, tree removal permits, design exceptions, subdivisions, sign permitting, alcoholic beverage permitting, concurrency agreements, development agreements and all aspects of governmental permitting, including stormwater and environmental permitting. In addition to her land use practice, she also has experience with matters relating to, real estate transactions, code enforcement, public records laws, sunshine laws, the Fair Housing Act, ADA accessibility, with unique experience specializing in hospitality facilities and sports facilities.

Prior to joining Hill Ward Henderson, Kami was Of Counsel for an Am Law 100 international law firm providing land use and real estate advice to clients across the firm’s state-wide, five-office platform and served as the Director of Due Diligence and Entitlements for the Tampa/Orlando Division of one of the largest public homebuilders in the United States.

Her clients include publicly and privately owned homebuilders and residential developers, multi-family builders and developers, mixed use and commercial builders and developers, affordable housing owners, builders and developers, medical marijuana license holders and land owners.

Kami is active in the business community and serves in leadership roles for NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association Tampa Bay Chapter and the Tampa Bay Builder’s Association.

She is also passionate about helping the most vulnerable members of our community. She serves on the all-volunteer board of Housing First, Steps Forward, Inc., a not for profit organization that acquires and rehabilitates housing to serve those community members who have a chronic history of not being able to maintain a stable home environment.

Outside of the office, Kami enjoys exploring new cities, attending sporting events (particularly during the playoffs), and watching local government television.


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyer, Real Estate: Zoning / Land Use (2022-2024)
  • Leadership Lee County, Graduate
  • NAIOP Tampa Bay, 2020 President's Award
  • Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa, Graduate
  • Tampa Connection, Graduate
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2022-2024)
  • TAMPA Magazine's Top Lawyers (2023)
    • Land Use & Zoning Law

Credentials & Experience


University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2003, cum laude

University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., 2006: Real Property and Development

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • National Association of Office and Industrial Properties
    • VP of Government Affairs
    • Past President
  • Commercial Real Estate Development Association Tampa Bay Chapter
    • 2022 Executive Committee: VP of Public Affairs
  • Tampa Bay Builder’s Association
    • Associate Director
    • Secretary Elect
  • Housing First, Steps Forward, Inc.: Board of Directors 
  • Plant City Economic Development Corporation



Chambers USA ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across the USA. Legal rankings are based on in-depth market analysis and independent research, conducted by an experienced team of researchers. Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice area(s) based on legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service.

“Kamala is a known expert in her field of land use.” Client quote, Chambers USA 2024

“Kami understands the issues well and provides sophisticated representation to her clients.” Client quote, Chambers USA 2024

“Kamala is a great problem solver and negotiates well with governmental entities.” Client quote, Chambers USA 2024

"Kami stays on top of changes in the municipalities she works with, has the ability to interface with local officials and is very involved in the homebuilding industry." "She is always responsive and clearly has a high level of expertise." "Kami is very professional in every aspect of her handling of a case." Client quote, Chambers USA 2023

"Kamala Corbett is an outstanding lawyer." Client quote, Chambers USA 2022

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