Pamela Jo Hatley has practiced land use, environmental, and real estate law in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. Pamela represents clients in connection with the sale, acquisition, and development of real estate, planning and permitting, and in litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels, and at Florida Division of Administrative Hearings. Pamela is also a certified circuit civil mediator.

Pamela’s environmental and land use practice is focused on protecting Florida’s fragile natural environment and advocating for economic development that is socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. Pamela has represented property owners and permit applicants, and also citizen groups participating as affected parties in local government and state agency processes. Her academic research and doctoral dissertation, published in 2013, focused on citizen participation in community-based planning and land use processes using the Hillsborough County, Florida communities of Lutz, Keystone-Odessa, and Thonotosassa as case studies.

Pamela Jo Hatley earned her juris doctor cum laude and an environmental and land use law certificate from the University of Florida in 2003. She earned a PhD in geography and environmental science and policy from the University of South Florida in 2013. Pamela grew up on a family farm in rural north Alabama and has resided in Hillsborough County, Florida since 1982.