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Malcolm N. Means

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123 South Calhoun Street
P.O. Box 391
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Voice: (860) 425-5301
Fax: (850) 222-7560


Malcolm's practice focuses on representation of electric utility clients before the Florida Public Service Commission. He also has experience advising clients on the siting and licensing of industrial and infrastructure projects including energy facilities, telecommunications facilities, and mining operations; advising clients on compliance with state and federal environmental regulations; representing clients in environmental permit challenges and enforcement actions; representing clients before local government boards; and representing clients in litigation and appeals in state and federal courts.

Admitted to Practice

  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Executive Committee, Environmental and Land Use Law Section – Florida Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Energy Committee, Environmental and Land Use Law Section– Florida Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Section – Tallahassee Bar Association
  • Honorary Speaker at 1st District Court of Appeal Induction Ceremony for Spring 2017 Inductees to the Florida Bar


  • "Private Pipeline, Public Use? Arkansas's Eminent Domain Jurisprudence," Arkansas Law Review, Vol. 64, No. 3


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Arkansas School of Law, 2012
  • Note and Comment Editor, Arkansas Law Review
  • B.A., History, magna cum laude, with Honors and Distinction, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2009
  • Visiting Student- University of St Andrews, Scotland

Extended Profile

Law School. Malcolm was the recipient of a three-year merit scholarship. He was selected as a Note and Comment Editor for the Arkansas Law Review and elected as student representative to the Arkansas Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Malcolm also served as a judicial extern to Judge William R. Wilson, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Justice Paul Danielson, Arkansas Supreme Court.

Undergraduate. Malcolm received a bachelor's degree with Honors and Distinction based on examination scores and publication of an honors thesis. Malcolm was selected as a member of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honors Society, and the University's Student-Alumni Leadership Council.

Community Activities
Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. Malcolm was Chairman (2015-2016) and Vice-Chairman (2014-2015) of Create Little Rock, the young professionals' division of the Chamber. Malcolm also served as a Member Ex Officio (2015-2016) of the Chamber Board of Directors.

Professional Activities
Florida Bar Association. Malcolm serves as Co-Chair of the Energy Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section.

Tallahassee Bar Association. Malcolm serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers' Division.

Florida's Renewable Energy Projects, Florida Chamber Environmental Permitting Summer School, July 2018 (panelist)

Environmental and Land Use Law 2018 Update, Florida Bar Annual Convention, June 2018 (organizer/moderator)

Electric Vehicles & Emerging Issues in Florida, Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, December 2017 (organizer/moderator)

Environmental Regulation: Updates from Tallahassee and Washington, Florida Municipal Electric Association Annual Conference, July 2017 (presenter)

Amendment 4 and Solar Development in the Sunshine State, Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, May 2017 (moderator)

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