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Michelle Diffenderfer is Shareholder and President of Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. and holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Michelle assists landowners, businesses and governments with local, state and federal, environmental, natural resource and land development legal requirements. Michelle helps clients navigate these laws and regulations in the permitting of their land development and infrastructure projects. Michelle is Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy & Resources. In August 2020, Michelle was appointed by the Mayor of West Palm Beach to Co-Chair the Mayors Task Force for Racial and Ethnic Equality. Michelle is also a member of Leadership Palm Beach County, the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, and the Caribbean Bar Association. Michelle previously chaired and remains involved with Girls II Women, Inc., the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Michelle is a proud supporter of the American Bar Foundation and United Way Womens Leadership Council.
Region 4 – (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN)
Year of induction:
A.A. Miami-Dade Community College 1988 B.A. Brown University 1990 J.D. University of Miami, School of Law 1994
U.S. Supreme Court Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
Professional Societies and Organizations:
ABA SEER - Chair (2021-2022) Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section - Past Chair Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches - Past Chair Girls II Women - Past Chair Leadership Florida Leadership Palm Beach County