Andrew W. J. Dickman is the City of Attorney for the City of St. Pete Beach, Florida. He began practicing law at Bilzin Sumberg in Miami. Andrew founded his firm in 2002 focusing on local government, environmental law, homeowners and condominium associations, civil litigation, appellate practice, probate, guardianship and a variety of other legal matters. The firm has a strong presence in the Miami-Dade, Tampa Bay, and Southwest Florida regions. Mr. Dickman also teaches land use and environmental law at the Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. He served as an elected official for the Village of El Portal, Miami-Dade County, and an appointed member of the Collier County Environmental Advisory Council. Mr. Dickman earned his B.S. in liberal arts and an M.A. in urban and regional planning from the University of Florida. As a Housing and Urban Development fellow, his post-graduate studies focused on workforce housing, comprehensive planning, and geographic information systems. Andrew was admitted to the American Institute of Certified Planners in 1993 and worked as a planner at the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, the St. Johns River Water Management District, and the Florida Department of Children and Families. He attended Nova Southeastern Law School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2000. Andrew was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He is married and has two grown sons.