William J. Dunaway


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University of Mississippi (B.S. Computer Science 1986; JD 1992); The George Washington University Law School (LL.M. Environmental Law 2002)

Bar/Court Admissions:

Admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida and Mississippi; also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Contact Information:

(850) 434-9200

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850-208-7067 850-208-7063

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Practice Areas:

Environmental and Land Use Law; Real Property Litigation

Professional Experience:

At the University of Mississippi Law School, Will served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi Law Journal. While at The George Washington University Law School, Will interned at the Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President.

Will practices primarily in the area of environmental and land use law. He has experience in local, state, and federal land use planning and the associated environmental permitting. Will has negotiated environmental matters at the federal, state, and local governmental level. He represents clients before local government commissions, councils, and boards on land use and environmental issues. Additionally, Will has litigation experience gained from his years of practice in the military justice system as both a trial counsel and a Military Judge. Will’s current civil litigation practice focuses on title curative work and related real property litigation.

Community Involvement:

Environmental and Land Use Law section of The Florida Bar; Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association; Sacred Heart Foundation Development Board (Chairman of 300 Hearts); Gulf Coast Council, Boy Scouts of America (District Eagle Scout Board of Review Committee).


  • “United States v. Fordice: A summary of The Parties’ Arguments,” 62 Mississippi Law Journal, 361 (1993).
  • “Eco-Justice and the Military in Indian Country: The Synergy Between Environmental Justice and the Federal Trust Doctrine,” 49 Naval Law Review, 160 (2002).
  • “Zoning and Land Use in Florida: Environmental Issues in Land Development,” Lorman Education Services (March 2008).

Military Service:

Retired from active duty in the United States Navy in 2006 after serving over 20 years as both a Surface Warfare Officer and a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

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