Lonnie N. Groot

Mr. Groot received a B.S. degree in1973 and a J.D. in 1976 from Florida State University. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts; the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. From 1985 to 1999, he served as Deputy County Attorney for Seminole County and, from 1979 to 1985, served as an Army Lawyer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps in Alabama, Germany and North Carolina. He currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Daytona Beach Shores. He is Board certified in the area of City, County and local Government Law.

Mr. Groot is a member of the Seminole County Bar Association (former member of Board of Directors), the Volusia County Bar Association and the Flagler County Bar Association and The Florida Bar. He is an adjunct professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Seminole State College. He has served as adjunct professor in the Legal Assistant Programs for Seminole Community College and Florida Institute of Legal Assistants. He served as part time law professor at Campbell University, Fayetteville State University and Methodist College. He has served as a legislative aide to the Florida and Montana Legislatures. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler and as volunteer legal counsel to the Board. He has served as legal counsel for Seminole County Supervisor of Elections, Seminole State College, the Orange/Seminole County Wastewater Transmission Authority, Seminole County, Sanford, Oviedo, Lake Mary, Casselberry, DeLand, Daytona Beach Shores, Orange City, Lake Helen, Lake County, Maitland, Edgewood, Palm Coast, Titusville and Citrus County. He has served as one of three attorneys serving on the legal expert review panel for the Brevard County Charter Review Commission.

Mr. Groot practices in the areas of Local Government, Government Relations/Lobbying, Land Use, Real Property, Environmental, Civil Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation.

PUBLIC SERVICES:   Mr. Groot was appointed by Governor Crist to serve on the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Former member of the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler. Very active in Florida Law Related Education programs including membership on Board of Directors of Florida Law Related Education, Inc. Former member of Sanford Housing Authority, City of Deltona City Manager Selection Committee, numerous Volusia County School committees, three time County Council appointee to the Deltona Municipal Services District Advisory Board, County Council appointee to the Forever Volusia Natural Lands Acquisition Committee, and City of Deltona Charter Review Commission. Volunteer Mediator, Seminole County Bar Association, Board of Advisors, Boston Avenue School for the Handicapped (DeLand, Florida), Board of Directors, Southwest Volusia County YMCA, and various other ad hoc activities.

Areas of Practice

  • Local Government
  • Government Relations/Lobbying
  • Land Use
  • Real Property
  • Environmental
  • Civil Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Condemnation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 1976
  • Florida State University
    • B.S. - 1973


  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Assistant Program, Seminole Community College
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Assistant Program, Florida Institute of Legal Assistants
  • Part-Time Law Professor, Campbell University
  • Part-Time Law Professor, Fayetteville State University
  • Part-Time Law Professor, Methodist College
  • Numerous land use courses
  • Numerous public record and Sunshine Law courses
  • Part-Time Law Professor,, Fayetteville State University
  • Part-Time Law Professor,, Methodist College