Attorney Profiles

Joshua C. Coldiron   Senior Associate Attorney

josh@gramlinglaw.com  |  Ph: (813) 259-1060  |  Cell: (859) 802-4872

Mr. Coldiron is a senior associate attorney with Gramling Environmental Law, P.A. He started at Gramling Environmental Law in 2012. He received his B.A. in environmental studies from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2008 and his J.D. in 2012 from the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida).

Mr. Coldiron practices exclusively in the field of environmental and land use regulation at federal, state and local government levels. His legal experience includes compliance and pollution issues, complex regulatory dispute resolution, electric utility regulation, Superfund proceedings, corporate due diligence, legislative and lobbying representation, environmental agency negotiations, and selective litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. 

 

During law school, Mr. Coldiron was the Environmental and Land Use Law Society President for three years and graduated from the Environmental and Land Use Law Practice Clinic. Prior to joining Gramling Environmental Law, Mr. Coldiron served as a law clerk at Lewis, Longman & Walker, an environmental and land use law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Coldiron represents clients in the private and public sector.

 

Mr. Coldiron currently serves as Chair-Elect and Co-Chair of the CLE Committee for the Executive Council of the Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section. In 2019, Mr. Coldiron received the Stephens/Register Award from the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, recognizing a member of the Executive Council who provided outstanding leadership for the Section. Mr. Coldiron was also a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s 2018-2019 Leadership Institute Class.

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Education:    

Eckerd College,
St. Petersburg, FL, B.A., 2008

  • Environmental Studies (Major)

  • Biology and Political Science (Double Minor)

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 2012

Court Admissions:

  • State of Florida

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Bar Membership:    

  • The Florida Bar

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

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Professional and Bar-Related Committees

Executive Council – The Florida Bar Environmental & Land Use Law Section

  • Chair Elect (20192020)

  • Member (2015 – Present)

  • Co-Chair – Pollution Assessment, Remediation, Management and Prevention Committee (2016 – Present)

  • Co-Chair – CLE Committee (2017–Present)

  • Co-Chair – Young Lawyers Committee (2015 – Present)

 

Hillsborough County Bar Association – Leadership Institute Class (2018 – 2019)

Florida Brownfields Association, Member (2015 – Present)

 

Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc.: Special Environmental Projects, Coral Gables, FL (2010)

National Marine Fisheries Service – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Protected Resources Division, St. Petersburg, FL (2008)

 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Florida Wildlife Research Institute Harmful Algal Bloom Section, St. Petersburg, FL (2007)

 

2019 Stephens/Register Leadership Award – Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section

Environmental Experience:

National Marine Fisheries Service- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Protected Resources Division        

St. Petersburg, FL

Intern                                                                                                                         

January 2008- May 2008

 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:            

Florida Wildlife Research Institute (Harmful Algal Bloom Section)

St. Petersburg, FL                                  
Intern                                                                                                                         

May 2007- August 2007

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Professional Distinctions and Awards

Recipient of the Stephens/Register Leadership Award, presented by the Executive Council of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar (2018-2019)

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Publications

2015 - “Liability and Defenses Under CERCLA” (Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise, originally published by G. Gramling in August 2003; revised and updated by J. Coldiron in June 2015.)

 

2015 – “Contribution Cost Recovery Action Under CERCLA”, (originally published by G. Gramling in August 2003; revised and updated by J. Coldiron in August 2015.)

 

2018 – “The Essentials of Pollution and Contamination Law: A Look at the Various Federal, State and Local Laws and Regulations” (Florida Bar CLE, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, November 2018).

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Notable Cases

Florida Power Corporation d/b/a Progress Energy Florida, Inc.; Atlanta Gas Light Company; Peoples Gas System, a Division of Tampa Electric Company; and City of Orlando, Florida v. Continental Holdings, Inc., Case No. 6:12CV1066ORL-36GJK (U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012). Represented client in Superfund cost recovery action.

 

Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida Power & Light Company, Case No. 262011CA000540CA (Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, 2013). Represented client in rezoning application challenge.

 

The City of Jacksonville v. Shoppes of Lakeside, Inc.; Jacksonville Holdings L.P.; Continental Holdings, Inc., Case No. 3:12-CV-850-J-25MCR (U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012). Represented client in environmental liability litigation under CERCLA.

 

United States of America v. BKF Capital Group, Inc., Case No. 8:18-cv-01863-VMC-TGW (United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2018). Represented client in environmental liability litigation concerning cattle dip vats under CERCLA.

 

United States Environmental Protection Agency Before the Administrator in the Matter of Freedom Performance, LLC, Case No. CAA-HQ-2019-8362 (United States Environmental Protection Agency - Administrative, 2019). Represented client in environmental enforcement litigation under the Clean Air Act.

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Community and Civic Involvement

Mr. Coldiron is a resident of the greater Tampa Bay area and is committed to serving the community and local charities. Mr. Coldiron volunteers his time and resources to appropriate educational, cultural and legal projects in the community. If you would like to discuss such a project, please feel free to contact him.