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Stephen C. Emmanuel
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semmanuel@ausley.com
123 South Calhoun Street
P.O. Box 391
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Voice: (850) 425-5435
Fax: (850) 222-7560


Biography

Stephen Emmanuel has a wide-ranging practice that includes both administrative and civil litigation.


Admitted to Practice

  • State of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, 2006-2010
  • Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee, 2005-2011
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Administrative Law, Appellate Law, and Health Law Sections
  • The Florida Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2001-2002
  • Florida Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors 1999-2002, President 2001-2002
  • Leadership Florida, Class XXII
  • General Counsel, Florida Catholic Conference

Publications

  • The Administrative Process and Constitutional Principles, Florida Administrative Practice Manual (10th and 11th Editions, The Florida Bar, 2015, 2017)
  • Administrative Appeals, Florida Appellate Practice Manual (9th Edition, The Florida Bar, 2014)
  • Attorneys Fees and Cost Awards, Florida Administrative Practice Manual (8th Edition, The Florida Bar, 2009)

Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida, 1983
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 1979

Extended Profile

Stephen Emmanuel has a wide-ranging practice that includes both administrative and civil litigation and appeals. He is experienced in many types of administrative litigation, including but not limited to, bid protests, certificate of need cases, and rule challenges. He also has substantial experience in complex civil litigation and in litigating constitutional law issues at both the trial and appellate levels.

EDUCATION:
University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts in Government, 1979 (with honors)
University of Florida College of Law, JD, 1983 (with honors)

RECOGNITIONS:
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2000-2017
Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
Florida Super Lawyer, 2017
Best Lawyers in America (Administrative/Regulatory Law), 2017

COURT ADMISSIONS:
All state courts in Florida
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
The Florida Bar (Member, Administrative Law, Appellate Practice,
and Health Law Sections)
Administrative Law Section Executive Committee (2012-Present)
Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (2006-2011)
Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee (2005-2011)
Tallahassee Bar Association
Florida Government Bar Association
Florida Legal Services, Inc. (1997-2002; President, (2001-2002)
Florida Bar Foundation (Director, 2001-2002)
General Counsel, Florida Catholic Conference

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:
Leadership Florida Class XXII (2003-2004)
Leadership Tallahassee (1985-1986)
Leon High School Foundation (2007-2010)
Catholic Charities of the Big Bend, Inc. (1985-1998, President, 1997-1998)
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Big Bend, Inc. (1985-1993, Vice-Chairman,
1992-1993)

PUBLICATIONS:
The Administrative Process and Constitutional Principles, Florida Administrative Practice Manual (10th and 11th Editions, The Florida Bar, 2015, 2017)
Administrative Appeals, Florida Appellate Practice Manual (9th Edition, The Florida Bar, 2014)
Attorneys Fees and Cost Awards, Florida Administrative Practice Manual (8th Edition, The Florida Bar, 2009)

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Has successfully challenged and defended the constitutionality of state statutes at both the trial and appellate levels.

Has successfully challenged and defended awards of state contracts, including statewide contracts for various types of health care services and information technology systems.

Has successfully challenged and defended awards of certificates of need by the Agency for Health Care Administration.

Has successfully defended the Florida Secretary of State in an elections law case involving a proposed constitutional initiative.

Has successfully defended the Florida Department of Transportation in road construction disputes.

RECOGNITIONS:
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2000-2017
Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
Florida Super Lawyer, 2017
Best Lawyers in America (Administrative/Regulatory Law), 2017


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