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Gerald T. Buhr


Gerald T. Buhr
Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.
Fifth Third Center
201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600
Tampa, Florida 33602

Telephone: 863.508.7055
Direct Line: 863.508.7055
Facsimile: 863.508.7066

Gerald T. Buhr, P.A. of Counsel
Certified by the Florida Bar as a City, County and Local Government Specialist

City Attorney for:

City of Zolfo Springs, FL
City of Avon Park, FL
City of Bowling Green, FL
City of San Antonio, FL

Gerald T. Buhr, practicing through the law firm of Gerald T. Buhr, P.A., serves as “Of Counsel” to Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.. Mr. Buhr is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in city, county and local government law, and also concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law, land use and water law, lobbying, mediation, and administrative law. He is currently City Attorney for the Cities of Zolfo Springs, Avon Park, Bowling Green, and San Antonio, Florida. He has advised on numerous environmental enforcement actions, permits, licenses, contracts and utility construction projects, and performed, analyzed or drafted numerous ordinances and contracts for utility rates and developer relations. Mr. Buhr has lobbied for private and governmental clients before the Florida Legislature, including drafting and lobbying the bill that has become Section 403.0882 of the Florida Statutes, greatly improving regulation of small R/O water treatment facilities. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Buhr was executive vice president to a group of private Florida water and wastewater utilities, and part owner of a utility in Lantana, Florida. Mr. Buhr’s utility experience began in 1973, and he achieved the highest level of certification “A” in both water and wastewater treatment plant operations. He has appeared as a speaker at numerous seminars regarding water and wastewater law, including regular seminars for the University of Florida TREEO Center and the Florida Rural Water Association.


Government Law and Litigation
Utilities Law and Litigation
Environmental Law
Administrative Law
Land Use and Water Law


Florida (all state courts)
U.S. District Court (Middle and Southern Districts of Florida)
U.S. Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit)


The Florida Bar (Environmental and Land Use; Local Government Sections)
Florida League of Cities
Florida Municipal Attorney’s Association
Monthly Legal Environmental Column for the Florida Water Resources Journal
American Water Works Association “Life Member”
Water Environments Federation “Quarter Century Operator”
Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association
Florida Rural Water Association


Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 1991 with honors)
University of South Florida (B.A., Finance, 1980)


AV Preeminent rated in the Martindale-Hubbell law directory
Named as one of the “Tampa Bay Top Lawyers” by Tampa Bay Magazine 2012