Colin Rice

Associate

Colin’s growing real estate and land use practice encompasses a wide variety of experience after having spent five years as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tampa. In this capacity, Colin represented the Planning, Design & Development Coordination Division, including before Tampa City Council on rezoning and special use applications. He served as counsel for the City of Tampa Neighborhood Enhancement Division and prosecuted code enforcement cases in administrative, civil, and quasi-criminal proceedings, including litigation and appellate review. Colin also assisted in drafting legislation and responding to legal inquiries from City Council. He is eager and able to assist clients interfacing with local governments, and has a track record of helping reach mutually beneficial resolutions to disputes or approvals. 

Colin is a 2013 graduate from the Florida State University College of Law, during which time he clerked with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation: Real Estate Division. He received his B.A. in English from Emory University in 2009.   

Outside of work, Colin enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and one-year-old son in South Tampa. An avid sports fan, he loves NBA Basketball and tries to make it to the golf course as often as possible for a new father. 

  • Represented government client in circuit court appeal of code enforcement ruling finding property owner in violation of unlawfully storing commercial equipment on residential parcel.
  • Represented government client in circuit court appeal of code enforcement ruling finding that commercial enterprise had extended into residential district in violation of zoning restrictions.
  • Prevailed in defending against a Petition for Writ of Certiorari before the Florida Second District Court of Appeal with respect to entitlement to counsel in quasi-criminal proceeding.
  • Prevailed in County Criminal Court at jury trial on ordinance violation charge.

 

  • Overview

    Colin’s growing real estate and land use practice encompasses a wide variety of experience after having spent five years as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tampa. In this capacity, Colin represented the Planning, Design & Development Coordination Division, including before Tampa City Council on rezoning and special use applications. He served as counsel for the City of Tampa Neighborhood Enhancement Division and prosecuted code enforcement cases in administrative, civil, and quasi-criminal proceedings, including litigation and appellate review. Colin also assisted in drafting legislation and responding to legal inquiries from City Council. He is eager and able to assist clients interfacing with local governments, and has a track record of helping reach mutually beneficial resolutions to disputes or approvals. 

    Colin is a 2013 graduate from the Florida State University College of Law, during which time he clerked with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation: Real Estate Division. He received his B.A. in English from Emory University in 2009.   

    Outside of work, Colin enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and one-year-old son in South Tampa. An avid sports fan, he loves NBA Basketball and tries to make it to the golf course as often as possible for a new father. 

  • Representative matters
    • Represented government client in circuit court appeal of code enforcement ruling finding property owner in violation of unlawfully storing commercial equipment on residential parcel.
    • Represented government client in circuit court appeal of code enforcement ruling finding that commercial enterprise had extended into residential district in violation of zoning restrictions.
    • Prevailed in defending against a Petition for Writ of Certiorari before the Florida Second District Court of Appeal with respect to entitlement to counsel in quasi-criminal proceeding.
    • Prevailed in County Criminal Court at jury trial on ordinance violation charge.