Wes'
Professional Experience

Wes is a Partner at Clarke Silverglate, where he represents the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in plant and animal disease litigation. He represented the Department in the Citrus Canker Eradication Program, the largest pest eradication program in the world, and has defended the Department in trials and appeals for 20 years in more than 200 cases.

A computer programmer for most of his life, Wes created one of the first law firm websites in Florida and served as the Chair of the Florida Bar’s Computer Law Committee.

Wes graduated magna cum laude in 1980 from Rice University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1983, he was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor from Yale Law School, where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Wes is married and has six sons. He has run eight marathons, and he and his wife, Mary, appear as the lead dancers in Die Deutsche Volkstanz- und Trachten Gruppe, which performs European folk dances for audiences throughout South Florida.

Education
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Education

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1983
    • Editor, Yale Law Journal
  • B.A., Rice University, magna cum laude, 1980
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
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Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 1986
Court Admissions
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Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh, Fourth and Federal Circuits
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
Publications
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Publications

  • The Inefficient Common Law, 92 Yale Law Journal 862 (1983)
  • War and the Cycle of Relative Power, 74 American Political Science Review 947 (1980) (with Charles F. Doran)
Significant Reported Decisions
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Significant Reported Decisions

  • Bogorff v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 191 So. 3d 512 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)
  • Bogorff v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 132 So. 3d 249 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Mendez, 126 So. 3d 367 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Lopez-Brignoni, 114 So. 3d 1136 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Lopez-Brignoni, 114 So. 3d 1138 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Mendez, 126 So. 3d 1192 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Ayers, 65 So. 3d 145 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Bogorff, 35 So. 3d 84 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
  • Hollywood Towers Condo. Ass’n v. Hampton, 35 Fla. L. Weekly 1424a (Fla. June 23, 2010)
  • Grove Services Inc. of Miami v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 29 So. 3d 397 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Patchen, 25 So. 3d 1283 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Citrus Canker Litigation, 20 So. 3d 864 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009)
  • Sorensen v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 14 So. 3d 1016 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
  • PBD Realty, LLC v. First Nat’l Bank of South Miami, 13 So. 3d 481 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009)
  • Reed Bros., Inc. v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 991 So. 2d 867 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Cox, 947 So. 2d 561 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Citrus Canker Litigation, 941 So. 2d 461 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Dellaselva, 926 So. 2d 1293 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006)
  • Vaughan v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 920 So. 2d 650 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • Mack v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 920 So. 2d 650 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • Rodriguez v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 910 So. 2d 351 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)
  • Brennan v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 907 So. 2d 1246 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)
  • Patchen v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 906 So. 2d 1005 (Fla. 2005)
  • Castin v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 901 So. 2d 1020 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
  • Tiajoloff v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 890 So. 2d 1245 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)
  • Rich v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 898 So. 2d 1163 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2005)
  • Langan v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 861 So. 2d 500 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Ayers v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 861 So. 2d 500 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)
  • Meszaros v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 861 So. 2d 86 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Parker v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 858 So. 2d 1108 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Butterfield v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 858 So. 2d 1108 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Huffman v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 858 So. 2d 1107 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • MacPherson v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 858 So. 2d 1107 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Petrac v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 858 So. 2d 1106 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Garcia v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 858 So. 2d 1105 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Harvey v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 858 So. 2d 1105 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Spears v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 858 So. 2d 1100 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Fischer v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 857 So. 2d 890 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Baldwin v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 855 So. 2d 73 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Frontera v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 853 So. 2d 428 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Kirchgessner v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 849 So. 2d 410 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
  • Faulkner v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 847 So. 2d 1131 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Sweet v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 837 So. 2d 553 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. City of Pompano Beach, 829 So .2d 928 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)
  • Patchen v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 817 So. 2d 854 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002)
  • Bisz v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 802 So. 2d 385 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001)
  • Greenstein v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 795 So. 2d 160 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Miami-Dade County, 790 So. 2d 559 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Miami-Dade County, 790 So. 2d 555 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001)
  • Tayar v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 795 So. 2d 74 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)
  • Kelly v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 791 So. 2d 484 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)
  • Markus v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 785 So. 2d 595 (Fla. 3d DCA 2001)
  • Sapp Farms, Inc. v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 783 So. 2d 1085 (Fla. 3d DCA 2000)
  • Sapp Farms, Inc. v. Dep’t of Agriculture, 761 So. 2d 347 (Fla. 3d DCA 2000)
  • AT&T Commc’ns of S. State, Inc. V. BellSouth Telecomms., Inc.,
  • 122 F. Supp. 2d 1305 (N.E. Fla. 2000)
  • Dep’t of Agriculture v. Varela, 732 So. 2d 1146 (Fla. 3d DCA 1999)
  • Mendoza v. Borden, 195 F. 3d 1238 (11th Cir. 1999) (en banc)
  • Cambridge Capital Corp. v. Halcon Enterprises, Inc., 842 F. Supp. 499 (S.D. Fla. 1993)
  • Loglan Institute, Inc. v. Logical Language Group, Inc., 962 F.2d 1038 (Fed. Cir. 1992)
  • Campillo v. Federal Deposit Ins. Corp., 567 So. 2d 557 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)
  • Howard v. Haddad, 916 F.2d 167 (4th Cir. 1990)
  • Warren v. Dep’t of Transportation, 559 So. 2d 387 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)
  • United Postal Sav. Ass’n v. Nagelbush, 553 So. 2d 189 (Fla. 3d DCA 1989)
  • R.C. v. State, 516 So. 2d 98 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987)

In representing the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for many years, Wes is committed to help keep the food supply of Florida fresh, affordable and abundant.

Wesley R. Parsons

Get to Know
Wes' Parsons

Wes has six sons. He and his wife Mary appear as lead dancers in Die Deutsche Volkstanz- und Trachten Gruppe, which performs European folk dances for audiences throughout South Florida.

A few things he likes

Folk dancing

Learning languages

Computer Programming

Reading science fiction

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