Denise C. May


1200 Riverplace Boulevard Suite 800, Jacksonville FL 32207

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Denise C. May is an accomplished, experienced board-certified attorney with the ability to deliver timely and thorough results. Her reputation for outstanding communications and interpersonal skills is unmatched. She is detail-oriented with a steadfast commitment to meeting client objectives.  She has significant experience in multiple areas of Florida law including but not limited to civil defense of government entities, land use, zoning, planning, public hearings, legislative ordinance drafting, contract and procurement, civil and constitutional rights claims, inter-local agreements, development agreements, Bert Harris Act claims, administrative law as well as prosecution of civil and criminal citations.

Admitted to Practice

  • Admitted in Florida
  • Middle District of Florida


  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando, FL 2013 J.D., Cum Laude
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN, 2004 B.S. in Computer Networking Technologies

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • St. John’s County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association, Vice-Chair of Government Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Environmental & Earth Law Journal
    • Editor-in-Chief (2012-2013)
    • Managing Editor (2011-2012)
  • Book Awards
    • Florida Con Law
    • Motions & Depositions


  • City, County, & Local Government, The Florida Bar

Bar Fellowship

  • The Florida Bar
    • Environmental and Land Use Law
    • City, County, & Local Government
  • Federal Bar Association for the Middle District of Florida

Speaking Engagements

  • “Mitigating Hoarding through Code Enforcement” – Northeast Florida Code Enforcement Meeting, September 2018