Joni Armstrong Coffey
Land Use Law
B.A., Florida State University
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law
Joni Armstrong Coffey is the County Attorney for Broward County, Florida. The Broward County Attorney’s Office, with 38 lawyers, represents Broward County in all legal matters, including litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters arising from the representation of the Board of County Commissioners, the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Port Everglades, the county-wide transit system, comprehensive land use and transportation planning, environmental regulations, ethics for public officials and employees, and other programs. She previously headed the Zoning, Land Use and Environment Section in the Miami-Dade County, Florida, Attorney’s Office. Ms. Coffey has been a Florida Bar Board Certified City, County and Local Government Lawyer since 1996, and is past Chair of The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Ms. Coffey is also past chair of the City, County and Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar, and has been the recipient of several awards for public law service. She is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education courses, including those presented by the National Judicial College, The Florida Bar, and the Florida Planning and Zoning Association. Ms. Coffey has been recognized in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and the South Florida Legal Guide (Government Attorneys). Published articles include High Hopes, Hollow Harvest: State Remedies for Partial Regulatory Takings, The Urban Lawyer, Vol. 39, No.3 (Summer 2007); Practical Aspects of Quasi-Judicial Hearings: Basic Tools, Recent Fine-Tuning, Stetson Law Review, Vol. XXX No.3 (2001) and Private Property Rights Protection Legislation: Statutory Claims for Relief From Government Regulation, Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise, Vol. III, Chapter 30 (Florida Bar 2012).