Ellie W. Neiberger


Office phone: 305-374-7349


Office Location: Miami



Ellie Neiberger practices appellate advocacy and litigation, with an emphasis on representing Florida governments in high-profile and complex cases and cases of first impression. She represents clients in appeals, original proceedings for extraordinary writs, and trial and administrative-level litigation. Her practice involves a variety of business and government-related disputes, including labor and employment litigation, challenges to state statutes, finance issues, public records and Sunshine Law claims, and bid protests. Ms. Neiberger is an member of the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section and the ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Litigation Committee of the ABA Young Lawyer’s Division. Florida Trend magazine named her as a “Legal Elite Up and Comer” in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and she was selected as one of Florida Super Lawyers’ 2015 Rising Stars in the area of appellate practice. She graduated first in her class from the Florida State University College of Law and received her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Florida.


College: University of Florida – B.A., cum laude, 2006

Law School: Florida State University- J.D., Order of the Coif, summa cum laude, 2009


The Florida Bar, 2009


The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2009

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2011

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2011

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2011

All Florida Courts


Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, Publications Committee and Pro Bono Committee, Member

ABA Appellate Practice Committee, Forum on Construction Law, and Court Technology Committee, Member

ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers, Rules Committee and Publications Committee, Member

ABA Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Committee, Vice Chair

Florida State Chapter of the Order of the Coif, Member

City, County, & Local Government Section of The Florida Bar, Member

Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section and Tallahassee Chapter, Member

Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers, Member

The Florida Bar Speakers’ Bureau, Speaker


Florida Trend, Legal Elite Up and Comer, 2012-2015

Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star – 2015, 2016


Judicial Notice of Adjudicative and Nonadjudicative Facts on Appeal, Appellate Issues, Journal of the ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers (Fall 2015)

Judge-Friendly Briefs in the Electronic Age, Florida Bar Journal (2015)

Judicial Profile of Judge Timothy Osterhaus, The Record: Journal of the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar (2014)

Honest Services Fraud: Federal Prosecution of Public Corruption at the State and Local Level, Florida Bar Journal (2010)

Contracting, Purchasing, and Sale of County Property, Florida County Government Guide, Florida Association of Counties (2010 & 2012) (co-authored with Susan Churuti)

Does the First Amendment Protect Elected Officials When They Speak in Connection with their Official Duties?, Appellate Issues, Journal of the ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers (Sept. 2016)

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Continuing Education in Ethics for Municipal Officers, Florida League of Cities University (2015)

110 Degrees in the Shade: How to Stay Cool in Shade Meetings Under the Sunshine Law, The Florida Bar, Annual Sunshine Law, Public Records and Ethics Seminar (2015)

Shade Meeting Exemption from the Sunshine Law, Florida Association of County Attorneys Annual Seminar (2014)

Trial Preparation, Big Bend Paralegal Association (2013)

Selection & Retention of Expert Witnesses, Florida Department of Financial Services (2011)

Expert Witnesses, Big Bend Paralegal Association (2010)