About Jane!

Jane West, Attorney

A dedicated and thoughtful advocate with significant litigation experience at state and federal levels. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1998 and has also gained admission to the Maine State Bar, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th and 7th Circuits. Raised in Athens, Greece and Budapest, Hungary, Jane went to the Univ of South Florida (B.A. in International Relations and Fine Arts) and from Nova Southeastern Univ (for her J.D).

Experience

Jane provides resolution oriented counsel on interrelated regulatory and litigation challenges involving environmental, land use and real estate issues. Her litigation experience encompasses a range of issues from dredging cases, sewage outfall challenges, CLNG terminal and cargo ship route challenges, Low Carbon Fuel Standard litigation and advocacy, wind energy advocacy and litigation, beach nourishment challenges, transit advocacy, land conservation litigation and advocacy, SLAPP suit litigation, and numerous comprehensive plan amendment and zoning challenges.

Accomplishments

Professional and Civic:
  • Executive Board member of Conservation Trust for Florida, 2013 to present
    Flagler Hospital Board Member
  • St. Augustine Livability and Sustainability Alliance Vice Chair
  • St. Augustine Beach Planning and Zoning Vice Chair
    Seacoast Giving Circle, 2011
  • Chair of the Maine Alliance for Sustainable Transportation, 2010-11
  • Chair of Palm Beach County’s Environmental Control Hearing Board, 2006
  • Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, 2005-2006
  • Membership Chair of the Environmental and
    Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2002
  • Chair of the Public Interest Committee of the ELULS, 1999-01
  • Board of Directors for Florida Assoc. of Women Lawyers, Palm Beach, 2000-03

 

Speaking Engagements

“A Community Local Planning Guide to Processes and Pitfalls”

College sponsored by St. Augustine Neighborhood Association

“Revitalizing Downtowns & Brownfield Development”

at the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar Annual Update

“Litigating Lien Priority Disputes with the Subrogation Toolbox”

at the Ultimate Environmental, Land Use & Eminent Domain Law Seminar sponsored by the Palm Beach County Bar Association

“When Does a Nuisance Become a Taking?”

at the Title Examination in Florida Seminar sponsored by Lorman Education Services

“Applying the Doctrine of Equitable Subrogation”

at the Florida Land Title Association Annual Roundtable

“Urban Sprawl Case Update”

at the Town & Country Seminar for the Palm Beach County Bar

“Sustainable Transportation”

at the University of Maine