Land Use and Zoning

David is a zoning lawyer and former chairman of the Athens-Clarke County Hearings Board.  While serving on the Hearings Board, he considered variances from Zoning & Development Standards,  Environmental Area Ordinances,  Flood Protection Ordinances,  Sign Ordinances and the Community Tree Management Ordinances.  Since a zoning applicant may only have one chance to prevail on a zoning request, it is important to consult an experienced attorney to represent the applicant through the zoning process.  David understands the zoning procedure and what burdens of persuasion that must be satisfied in order to obtain a successful result. In addition to providing effective advocacy before administrative panels, David also knows how to preserve issues for appellate or judicial review.  An applicant risks waiving important issues unless they are asserted from the beginning of the zoning process.  Therefore, it is important to consult an attorney before you begin the zoning process so that you can ensure that your property rights are protected.

David also represents property owners with permits.  If you have any issues with a Land Disturbing Activity Permits, Fence Permits, Building Permits, Driveway Permits, Riparian Buffers, Flood Plains or stormwater management, please contact David today to discuss your options.

If you have any zoning issues with your property, please contact David today.  As a zoning, variance and land use lawyer serving Athens, Bishop, Bogart, Comer, Commerce, Danielsville, Greensboro, Homer, Hoschton, Lexington, Jefferson, Madison, Maysville, Statham, Watkinsville, Winder, Barrow County, Banks County, Clarke County Greene County, Jackson County, Madison County, Morgan County, Oconee County, and Oglethorpe County, he can protect your property rights and constitutional rights in a cost-effective manner.