Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.

Gary Edinger

ga92613Areas of Practice:
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • First Amendment
Education:
  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
  • J.D. – 1986
  • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • B.S. – 1983
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions:
  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2003
   Location: Gainesville, Florida
   Phone: (352) 338-4440
   Fax: (352) 337-0696

GARY SCOTT EDINGER graduated in 1986 with honors from the University of Florida Law School. He is currently a sole practitioner in Gainesville, Florida with a wide-ranging civil practice (general litigation, appeals, contracts, real estate – the usual)   as well an associate at Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo. P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.. However his first love and the emphasis of his practice for the last ten years is First Amendment litigation for a mix of adult and political clients. Within that area of practice, his primary interests are the law of prior restraint (licensing) and zoning issues.

Currently, First Amendment litigation makes up approximately 85% of Mr. Edinger’s caseload with the majority of those cases being filed in the Federal Courts in Florida and Georgia.Mr. Edinger is a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association (FALA), a group of prominent attorneys responsible for litigating many of the most important Free Speech cases decided by the United States Supreme Court as well as Federal Courts and State Supreme Courts throughout the United States. Mr. Edinger frequently lectures at FALA seminars on issues concerning prior restraints and zoning.Mr. Edinger is active in his local ACLU Chapter and has served as the Chairman of the legal panel for the last two years.

Representative Cases

  • Lady J. Lingerie, v. City of Jacksonville, 176 F.3d 1358 (U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit 1999)
  • Lady J. Lingerie, v. City of Jacksonville, 120 S.Ct. 1554 (2000)
  • Cafe Erotica of Florida, Inc. v. St. Johns County, 360 F.3d 1274 (11th Cir. 2004)
  • Cafe Erotica/We Dare To Bare/Adult Toys/General Food/ Exit 94, Inc. v. St Johns County, 143 F.Supp.2d 1331 (U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida 2001)
  • Fly Fish, Inc. v. City of Cocoa Beach, 337 F.3d 1301 (11th Cir. 2003)
  • Florida Cannabis Action Network, Inc. v. City of Jacksonville, 130 F.Supp.2d 1358 (U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida 2001)
  • Red-Eyed Jack, Inc. v. City of Daytona Beach, 165 F.Supp.2d 1322 (U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida 2001)
  • Howard v. City of Jacksonville, 109 F.Supp.2d 1360 (U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida 2000)
  • Silver Spurs v. Palm Shores, 1997 WL 809203 (U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida 1997)
  • Michel -Trapaga v. City of Gainesville, 907 F.Supp. 1508 (U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida 1995)
  • Cafe 207, Inc. v. St. Johns County, 856 F. Supp. 641 (U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida 1994)
  • ATM Express, Inc. v. City of Montgomery, 376 F.Supp.2d 1310 (M.D. Ala. 2005)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Member, Family Law Section
 
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