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CLAY C. BROOKER received a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics at Princeton University in 1991, after which he attended the University of Florida College of Law and graduated with honors (J.D., 1994).

Mr. Brooker is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in City, County and Local Government Law. He concentrates  his  practice in land use law and commercial litigation. His experience in land use law includes zoning issues; Florida Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs); Florida Community Development Districts (CDDs); state and local development   approvals   and   permits;   code enforcement   defense;  and   private  property  right  protection  through  inverse condemnation and Bert Harris Act claims. His litigation practice focuses on commercial matters, including contract disputes, real property litigation and landlord/tenant issues.

Mr. Brooker is a member of the Florida Bar and the Collier County Bar Association (CCBA). He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Mr. Brooker is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2010. His community service includes more than 15 years on Collier County’s Development Services Advisory Committee which advises the Board of County Commissioners on land use regulation issues. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Princeton Club of Southwest Florida and was formerly a Director for the Friends of Rookery Bay.

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 2001


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Juris Doctor, with Honors, 1994
  • Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts, 1991

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified City, County, and Local Government Lawyer

Awards & Recognition

  • Florida Bar Board Certified with Specialty in City, County and Local Government Law, 2010 – Present
  • Leadership Collier Class of 2010

Memberships & Service to the Legal Profession

  • Collier County’s Development Services Advisory Committee, Member, 2004 – Present
  • The Florida Bar – City, County & Local Government Law Section, Member, 1999 – Present
  • The Florida Bar – Trial Lawyers Section, Member, 1997 – Present
  • The Florida Bar – Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Member, 1997 – Present
  • Collier County Bar Association (CCBA), 2004 – Present
  • The Florida Bar, 1994 – Present

Community Service

  • Friends of Rookery Bay, Board of Directors, 2010 – 2014
  • Rookery Bay Advisory Council, Member, 2010 – 2014
  • Collier County Development Services Advisory Committee, Member, 2004 – Present
  • Princeton University Club of Southwest Florida, Director, 2001 – Present

Interests / Hobbies

  • Boating, Diving, Travel, Flying and Sports