Expert witness testimony is key to establishing a record at public hearings, and is vital during litigation.
Michele Mellgren, AICP, NCI-A, is widely regarded as a preeminent expert witness in zoning and land use matters. She earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from The George Washington University and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners. She has thirty years of professional experience and has qualified in Circuit Court and Federal District Court as an expert in planning, zoning, and land use matters.
Ms. Mellgren carefully develops each argument and supports every aspect of it with citations from the comprehensive plan, zoning code and other applicable documents and publications. She communicates even the most complex land use or zoning matters clearly to elected officials and juries. She is a skilled researcher, extremely creative thinker and a very convincing public speaker.
Ms. Mellgren has successfully represented local governments in a variety of zoning and land use matters, including a number of Reasonable Accommodation claims throughout Florida. Additionally, she has assisted private sector clients in their claims against other corporations.