Douglas Manson, Esq.

Legal Counsel

Douglas Manson is contracted as Legal Counsel to the Authority and has served in that position since 2002. He, along with other members of Manson Bolves Donaldson, provides general legal services and litigation representation for the Authority.

Mr. Manson has more than 25 years of experience representing the private sector and governments in water, environmental, administrative, and governmental law. His specialties within environmental law include water use and surface water permitting, sovereignty of submerged lands, ordinary high-water line issues, and regulatory compliance and enforcement issues.

Mr. Manson has a Bachelor of Science and J.D. from Florida State University. Mr. Manson has been named as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and has an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He also retains board certification for state and federal government and administrative practice. Mr. Manson is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Management Institute (Board of Directors), The Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Agriculture Economic Development Council, and Hillsborough County Bar Association.