Tanya M. Earley

Tanya Earley was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2007. After law school, Ms. Earley joined the State Attorney’s Office for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases from inception to final judgment, Ms. Earley conducted and defended depositions, drafted and argued pretrial motions, drafted and argued appellate and postconviction briefs, negotiated settlements, and served as the lead Assistant State Attorney in evidentiary hearings, bench trials, and jury trials.

In 2014, Ms. Earley joined the State Attorney’s Office for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, in Osceola County, where she specialized in prosecuting economic crimes, drug trafficking, and violent crimes.

In 2019, Ms. Earley joined the City of Fort Pierce. As an Assistant City Attorney, Ms. Earley served as legal adviser to the police department, board attorney for the Planning Board, Historic Preservation Board, Board of Adjustment, and Board of Examiners of Contractors, and as the sole attorney assigned to prosecute code enforcement and building code violations. In addition, Ms. Earley represented the city in hearings before the Civil Service Appeals Board, civil forfeiture actions, petitions for risk protection order, foreclosure actions, and other civil litigation, including actions for declaratory judgment. She reviewed and drafted contracts, interlocal agreements, ordinances, resolutions, lease agreements, and other similar documents.

In 2021, Ms. Earley was appointed to the position of City Attorney for Fort Pierce. As the City’s chief legal counsel, she advised the mayor and city commissioners on a variety of matters related to municipal law, including parliamentary procedures, procedures for legislative and quasi-judicial hearings, and sunshine and public records laws. In addition, she supervised the legal and risk management departments, and consulted with the city manager, city clerk, and department heads on a variety of administrative matters. She reviewed all city contracts, ordinances, and resolutions for legal sufficiency and assisted in the revision of key policies, including the city’s personnel rules, rules of procedure for quasi-judicial hearings, rules of procedure for demolition of condemned structures, rules of procedure for code enforcement hearings, and creation of a lien reduction program.

Ms. Earley joined the Firm in August of 2023. She continues to use her background in local government and litigation to support the Firm’s municipal clients by attending city council and advisory board meetings, drafting ordinances related to various municipal issues including, but not limited to, medical marijuana dispensaries, adult arcades, and temporary use permits. At the Firm, she continues to prosecute and provide advice on code enforcement matters, draft contracts, resolutions, and provides consultation on land use and other administrative matters.

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