Areas of Practice:

Land Use

Real Estate


University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2004

Wake Forest University, B.A, (English), 2000

Bar & Court Admissions:


Clayton Bricklemyer practices in the area of real estate development, focusing on the purchase and sale, entitlement, and permitting of property, representing developers, builders, businesses, and land owners.

Prior to founding Bricklemyer Law Group, Clayton was a Shareholder at Bricklemyer Smolker & Bolves.

Professional & Community Involvement:

Leadership Tampa Alumnus

Brick & Motor Society, Co-Founder

Urban Land Institute

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Palma Ceia Little League and Country Club

The Florida Bar, Environmental & Land Use Law and Real Property Sections

The Hillsborough County Bar Association, Environmental Law & Land Use and Real Property Probate & Trust Law Sections

American Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions:

2013 Leadership Tampa Graduate

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2011, 2013

2010 Tampa Connection Graduate

Trial Practice Book Award, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Keith Bricklemyer - Senior CounselKEITH BRICKLEMYER - Senior Counsel


Areas of Practice:

Real Estate Law

Land Use

Environmental Law


Stetson University College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1982

College of William and Mary, B.A, (Philosophy), 1968

Bar & Court Admissions:


Keith Bricklemyer is a well-noted member of the Florida Bar’s Environmental and Land Use Law Section, and is a frequent speaker in this area of the law.  He has served as counsel to owners, developers, and lenders in more than thirty Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs) and handles DRIs, zoning, comprehensive planning and general real estate matters across the state.

Mr. Bricklemyer also serves as special counsel to local governments on environmental, land use, eminent domain and spcial taxing district law, and has served as developer or district counsel in numerous Community Development Districts.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Bricklemyer was a resort developer and manager, serving as Regional Vice President for Great American Management in Destin, Florida; Director, Property Management for Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida; and General Manager, Home and Villa Rentals, Sea Pines Plantation in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  His experience as a real estate manager and developer complements his legal training and gives him a unique perspective on the issues facing his clients. 

Prior to founding Bricklemyer Law Group, Keith was a Founding Shareholder at Bricklemyer Smolker & Bolves, a Shareholder at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, and a Shareholder at Taub and Williams. P.A.

Professional & Community Involvement:

National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Director

Leadership Tampa, Alumnus

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Hillsborough County Affordable Housing Steering Committee, Chair

Hillsborough County Farm Worker Housing Task Force, Chair

Out of Home Care Committee of Child and Related Family Services Task Force, Co-Chair

Governmental Affairs Committee, Builders Association of Greater Tampa, Vice-Chair

United Way Pacesetter Campaign, Chair

Board of Counselors, University of Tampa

American Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust, Natural Resources Law Sections

The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Eminent Domain Committee

Hillsborough County Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee

Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Association

Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay, Director

Awards & Recognitions:

Florida Super Lawyers by Thompson Renters

Florida’s Top Attorney 2013, Wall Street Journal

2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning by the American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine

20 years on Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Leading Florida Attorneys in Environmental Law by American Research Corporation

The National Law Journal 2011 Tampa’s Lawyer of the Year

The National Law Journal 2011 Tampa’s Top Attorneys in Land Use and Zoning Law

Best Lawyers’ 2011 Tampa Land Use & Zoning Lawyer of the Year

Top Lawyers 2010 in Land Use and Zoning Law by Tampa Bay Business Journal

Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers 2010 by Tampa Bay Magazine

The Best Lawyers in America 2010

Dana Scholar, Stetson University College of Law

Law Review, Stetson University College of Law

Lawyers Title Guaranty Award, Stetson University College of Law

Winner, Dean Maloney Memorial Writing Competition

Publications & Speeches:

Local Government Wetlands Regulations, 2008 Florida Wetlands Conference.

Regulation of Property Rights: Takings and Related Matters, Attornet Title Insurance Fund, Inc. (1995 Assembly).

Upland Habitat Regulations, Agencies and Issues, florida Chamber Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School (1995).

Be Aware of Changes In New Wetlands Rule, 2 FLA. REAL EST. J. 17 (sept. 1994).

Progress on Property Rights, NAIOP Newsletter (Summer 1995).

Transportation Considerations, FLA ENVTL. & LAND USE MANUAL (2d Ed. 1994).

Inverse Condemnation, FLA. ENVTL. & LAND USE MANUAL (2d Ed. 1994).

Inverse Condemnation, Current Condemnation Law: Takings, Compensation, & Benefits (1994 A.B.A. SEC. PUB. REAL PROP. PROB & TRUST L. 54).

Elms III Analysis (1993 FLA. B. ANN. ENVTL. & LAND USE UPDATE).

Transportation Concurrency Exemptions, NAIOP Newsletter (Fall 1993).

The Fairly Debatable Rule is Debatable, 2 LAWYER 5 (June 1986).