Jesse W. Rigby

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Professional Experience:

Jesse's typical clients include private property owners, small businesses, national corporations, and real estate developers. He has concluded Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Protection Act claims and a number of proceedings under the Florida Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act. Jesse appears frequently before local government commissions, councils, and boards on land use and environmental issues. Jesse's practice includes representation before state and federal environmental regulatory agencies, as well as representation of his clients in state and federal courts. Jesse has earned an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Community Involvement:

Jesse is a member of the Restoration Advisory Board, Naval Air Station Pensacola, which reviews the remediation of contaminated sites on the Naval Air Station.

Jesse serves on the Board of Trustees of AMIKids Pensacola, and as a member of its parent national organization, AMIKids, Inc. These programs offer young juvenile offenders a second chance in life. Jesse will serve as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, AMIKids, Inc. for October 2009 - October 2011.


"Analysis of the Harris Act," The Florida General Practice Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, June 2001

Military Service:

U. S. Marine Corps 1968 - 1988 (Retired Lieutenant Colonel)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Land Use
  • Environmental
  • Property Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(850) 434-3282  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13010, Pensacola, FL 32502
University Attended:
University of Florida, 1968
Law School Attended:
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif, 1977
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1978, Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Reported Cases:
Crown Laundry & Dry Cleaners, Inc. v. United States, 29 Fed.Cl. 506 (1993); Atlantis at Perdido Ass'n, Inc. v. Warner, 932 So. 2d 1206 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006); Waite Development, Inc. v. City of Milton, 866 So. 2d 153 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004); Sharpe, Inc. v. Neil Spear, Inc., 611 So. 2d 66 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992).

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (1 review)
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