Rhea F. Law- Chair, Florida Offices, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.A. | Fowler White Boggs
Rhea F. Law serves as Chair of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.A. | Fowler White Boggs Florida offices and a member of the Board of Directors. She focuses her practice in the areas of government, environmental law and land use.
With more than 30 years of experience, Rhea handles entitlement, permitting and zoning matters with specific emphasis on commercial, industrial, residential, mixed use developments throughout Florida. Rhea specifically focuses on the development of regional impact, sector plans and the establishment and operation of community development districts.
Highly involved in civic and charitable work, Rhea has held top leadership positions with many Florida based organizations including the Tampa Bay Partnership, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. She was appointed by Governor Bush to serve on the board of the Florida Council of 100, where she currently is the vice chair.
She was selected by her peers for the Florida Super Lawyers® list from 2006-2013, and she was listed as one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2012. She has also been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2006, noted as a leading Zoning/Land Use lawyer by Chambers USA from 2004-2013 and selected for the Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame from 2009-2014.
She has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings.
In 2013, Rhea received an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration Degree from Webber International University and the Honorary Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from the University of South Florida and her Juris Doctor cum laude from Stetson University College of Law, where she served as executive editor and wrote extensively for the Stetson Law Review. Rhea is a frequent lecturer on Economic Development, Environment and Land Use and Law Firm management topics.