David W. Childs

David W. Childs

Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC

Recognized since 2019

Tallahassee, Florida

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Environmental Law

Government Relations Practice

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David Childs, a partner with Holtzman Vogel, helps clients solve problems with government. Often the solutions involve successful modifications to Florida statutes and regulations. Other times it involves supporting budgetary items critical to a client’s interests or helping clients identify and pursue procurement opportunities. David has earned a reputation for forthrightness and an in-depth understanding of water policy, the legislative process, and state administrative procedures.

David drafted and helped pass significant legislation in the State of Florida, including bills addressing essential state infrastructure (SB 7018, 2020), electric power transmission line siting (HB 405, 2018), state assumption of the federal 404 dredge and fill permitting program (HB 7043, 2018), administrative procedures (HB 183 2016), and water quality credit trading (HB 713, 2013). He is also highly engaged in the Legislative appropriations process concerning issues such as agricultural research, data analytics, and water infrastructure funding.

David is a registered lobbyist for a number of businesses and industries, including the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Mosaic Fertilizer, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, University of Florida Foundation, and SAS Institute.

David holds a degree in biological engineering and served as a staff engineer with CH2M Hill prior to attending law school.

Contact & Links
  • 119 South Monroe Street, Suite 500
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Florida State University, graduated 2005
  • Mississippi State University
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, The Florida Bar
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Florida Super Lawyers

  • Environmental Lobbyist of the Year, 2019, Florida Politics

Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Environmental


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