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R.A. Cuevas Jr.

County Attorney's Office
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

Phone
305.375.5151

Fax
305.375.5634

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Attorney Profile

Craig Coller

Practice Areas

  • Zoning, Land Use & Environment
  • Governmental Affairs

Education

  • University of Miami, J.D., 1979, Cum Laude
  • Washington & Lee University, B.S. in Interdepartmental Science, 1976

Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 1979
  • Chair, City, County and Local Government Law Section, Florida Bar, 2004-2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1981

Craig Coller

Joined the Office in 1979
Assistant County Attorney
Chief, Environmental & Land Use Section
chc@miamidade.gov 305-375-3769

Craig H Coller currently serves as the chief of the Environmental and Land-Use Section. Craig has practiced in the area of zoning and land use law for over 25 years. He also handles matters relating to annexation, incorporation and, impact fees. In the past, he has served in the office's property tax section and tort section and was assigned to represent the Public Health Trust. Craig represented the County's interest before the Florida Legislature during several legislative sessions.

As a member of the County Attorney's Office, Craig has handled numerous trials and appeals. He successfully argued before the Florida Supreme Court that an act of the Florida Legislature relating to the assessment of real property was unconstitutional. More recently, he represented the County before the circuit court, which invalidated an act of the Florida Legislature that would have prevented the County's collection of mitigation payments from recently incorporated cities. The basis of the Court's decision was that the legislative act violated the County's Home Rule Amendment to the Florida Constitution.

Craig served as Chair of the City, County and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar. The Section honored him with the Paul S. Buchman Award for outstanding contribution for legal public service.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

  • Publication: Should the Narrowing Scope of Second-Tier Certiorari Mandate Findings of Fact in Local Government Quasi-Judicial Decisions?, 76 AUG Fla. B.J. 67 (July/August 2002)
  • Article: Should the Narrowing Scope of Second Tier Certiorari Mandate Findings of Fact in Local Government Quasi-Judicial Decisions? 76 AUG Fla. B.J. 67 (July/August 2002)
  • Article: FLUEDRA: Flawed, but Fixable? Craig H. Coller & Dennis A. Kerbel, 86 Florida Bar Journal 6 (June 2012)

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

  • Paul S. Buchman Award for outstanding contribution for legal public service, City, County and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar Eleventh Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Pro Bono Award, 2000