On The Rise 2020

Rachael Santana

Rachael B. Santana, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL

Rachael B. Santana, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., West Palm Beach, FL

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Rachael Santana

As an attorney at Lewis, Longman & Walker, Rachael navigates complex and evolving environmental and land use regulations to assist clients in obtaining local, state, and federal permits. She also has experience in defending and challenging those permits in administrative and civil court.

Rachael is an active member of the Florida Bar’s Environmental & Land Use Law section and will be chair of the section for 2020-2021. She has twice been awarded recognition for her enthusiastic commitment to the section. Rachael was recently named a 2020 Rising Star in the area of Environmental Law by Florida Super Lawyers, a peer designation awarded to only 2.5% of Florida lawyers. Rachael seeks to empower the next generation of leaders and lawyers by speaking at pre-law youth events to promote an understanding of environmental and natural resource law.

Rachael received her B.A., cum laude, and her J.D. with a Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law from the University of Florida. She has published articles related to federal rulemaking defining “Waters of the United States” for jurisdictional determinations and has co-drafted a model lighting ordinance for the protection of sea turtles.