Nicholas Gieseler, Esq.

Nicholas Gieseler, Esq.

Bar Admissions and Education

Nicholas Gieseler’s legal practice is focused in the fields of environmental law, zoning / land use, and business litigation. Mr. Gieseler primarily represents property owners who have had their constitutional right to make productive use of their land abridged by government laws and regulations. In addition to protecting his clients’ rights in Florida’s courts, he frequently advocates for property owners in administrative tribunals and by seeking zoning and land use variances from local government authorities.

From 2007 to 2010, Nicholas was an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation, the nation’s oldest and largest public interest law firm dedicated to limited government and the protection of individual liberties. In 2005 he was named a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow, working in the Office of General Counsel for Governor Jeb Bush and advising the governor on judicial appointments and executive powers. In 2006, Mr. Gieseler worked at the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, housed at the Claremont Institute for Statesmanship & Political Philosophy in Claremont, California. His writings have been featured in publications including The Federalist Society’s law journal Engage and the Florida State University College of Law’s Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law.

Mr. Gieseler received his B.A. in Political Science in 2003 from the University of Florida, and is a 2007 graduate of the University of Florida’s Levin School of Law.

Expertise and Writings

LAW REVIEWS /        Strict Scrutiny and Eminent Domain After Kelo, 25 Fla. St. U. J. Land Use &

JOURNALS                 Envtl. L. 191 (2010) (with Nicholas Gieseler).

                                   The Supreme Court and the Judicial Takings Doctrine, Engage, Vol. 10, No. 3

                                   (2009) (with Nicholas Gieseler).

U.S. SUPREME           480.00 Acres of Land v. United States, 130 S. Ct. 1069 (2010) (co-counsel).

COURT BRIEFS           Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Fla. Dep’t of Envtl. Prot., 560 U.S. 2606 (2010)

                                   (amicus curiae).             

Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Fla. Dep’t of Envtl. Prot., 129 S. Ct. 2792 (2009) (amicus curiae).

United States v. McWane, Inc., 129 S. Ct. 627 (2008) (amicus curiae).


MISC. BRIEFS &        Bennett v. Walton County, No. 1D14-2571 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015).

PLEADINGS               Kentner v. City of Sanibel, 750 F. 3d 1274 (11th Cir. 2014).

                                 Friends of the Everglades v. S. Fla. Water Mgmt. Dist., 570 F. 3d 1210 (11th Cir. 2009),

                                 School Board of Palm Beach County v. Survivors Charter Schools, Inc., 3 So. 3d 1220 (Fla. 2009) (amicus curiae).

                                 Galbraith Eng’g v. Pochucha, 290 S.W.3d 863 (Tex. 2009) (amicus curiae).

                                 N.J. Shore Builders Ass’n v. Township of Jackson, 949 A.2d 312 (N.J. 2008) (amicus curiae).