Jonathan P. Huels

Co-Chair, Land Use & Zoning; Renewable Energy


Jonathan Huels has a broad background in environmental law, land use and zoning. He works with local governments and other federal and state regulatory authorities to address the needs of his clients related to environmental permitting and compliance, brownfields, petroleum and hazardous waste assessment and remediation, land use and zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI's), golf course and other types of property redevelopment, due diligence, and property rights. 

Jonathan is a past member and chairman of the City of Orlando's Municipal Planning Board and the Orange County Environmental Protection Commission. In addition, Jonathan previously served on the Executive Council of the Environmental and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar from 2014-2020. He is an active member of the Coastal Conservation Association.

Huels holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Environmental Science from the University of Florida and the University of Idaho. He received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Prior to attending law school, Jonathan worked as a research scientist with the South Florida Water Management District.

News & Insights




  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2018-2023
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers, 2012-2017 
  • Order of the Coif
  • Florida Law Review

Community & Civic

Community Activities

  • Coastal Conservation Association
  • Central Florida Association of Environmental Professionals

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • Environmental and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar, Executive Council, 2014-2020


  • Florida


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Idaho, M.S.; Environmental Science
  • University of Florida, B.S., cum laude; Environmental Science
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