Bigham, Sidney C. III

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Address: 301 South Bronough Street 5th Floor, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Lawyer Firm: Oertel, Fernandez, Bryant & Atkinson, P.A.
Phone: 850-521-0700
Fax: 850-521-0720

Areas of Practice Administrative Litigation and Appeals, Civil Litigation and Appeals, Environmental Law, Land Use, Regulatory Compliance

Sidney C. Bigham III joined the firm in 2016. He attended Tulane University receiving undergraduate degrees in Philosophy (Law, Morality & Society Track) and English (Creative Writing Track) in 2006. After receiving his JD from the University of Florida in 2009, he practiced commercial litigation in Tallahassee with a focus on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law. In 2014 Mr. Bigham joined the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of General Counsel where he worked in the Defense Section, the Enforcement Section and the Litigation Section, litigating significant environmental resource permits, wastewater permits and enforcement matters. His practice with the firm focuses on environmental law, governmental law, administrative law, appeals, and general civil litigation. Mr. Bigham is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tallahassee Bar Association and was named by Florida Trend magazine as one of Florida’s legal elite in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Practice Areas: Environmental Law, Water Law, Land Use Law, Coastal Law, Real Estate Law, Administrative Law, Regulatory Law, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Takings Law, First Amendment Law, Appellate Law, Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy, and General Civil and Administrative Litigation

Law School: University of Florida, J.D., 2009

College: Tulane University, B.A., 2006 (Philosophy), B.A., 2006 (English), Founders’ Scholar

Member: The Florida Bar (Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Government Lawyer Section, and Administrative Law Section); United States District Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern District of Florida, United States Bankruptcy Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern District of Florida.

Presentations and Publications:

Evidentiary Issues in Florida Administrative Proceedings presentation for the Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section Pat Dore Conference, October, 2016

“Burden Shifting in Third Party Challenges to Environmental and Regulatory Authorizations” article for Florida Administrative Law News, Vol. XXXVII, No. 2, January 2016

“Expert Testimony in Florida Administrative Proceedings” presentation for the Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section CLE, October 2015


The Florida Bar (Administrative Law Section and Environmental and Land Use Law Section)Member, Board of Directors of the Tallahassee Bar Association, 2013-Present

Member, Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee, 2012-2016 (President, 2013-2014)

Member, Board of Directors of the Goodwood Museum and Gardens, Inc., 2013-2016

Leadership Tallahassee, Class 31, 2014

Florida Trend Magazine, Legal Elite, 2012 and 2014-2016

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