W. Campbell McLean Attorney At Law

W. Campbell McLean - Attorney at Law


T 813.273.5000
F 813.273.5145
D 813.273.5108
Tampa 101 East Kennedy Blvd. Suite 4000 Tampa, Florida 33602

Campbell is a civil litigator and trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in the areas of eminent domain and real property. Since 1998, Campbell has been handling eminent domain cases for both property owners and select condemning authorities across the State of Florida. In 2005 Campbell established new law by becoming the first attorney in the State of Florida to have the Save Our Homes Cap declared to be a compensable property right when an entire homesteaded property is condemned. FDOT v. Lounders, No. 04-6624 (Fla. 13th Cir. Ct. Sep. 27, 2005). Since this ruling, the Save Our Homes law was amended to allow an owner to port a property’s accrued tax benefit. 

Campbell’s property litigation background includes easement, boundary and title disputes, ad valorem property tax contests, real estate broker disputes, landlord/tenant litigation, quiet title actions, foreclosure and land use litigation. He also has experience in a variety of property related areas including local government law, land use, environmental law, mitigation banking and real estate law. Additionally, Campbell is a member of GrayRobinson’s governmental law practice group, and provides counsel to various governmental entities.

Before joining GrayRobinson in 2000, Campbell worked in the land use section of the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office for nearly two and a half years, focusing on eminent domain and land use litigation.

  • Background

    Campbell was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. In 1991, he graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in history and a minor in American studies. Campbell went on to receive a Master of Arts in history from Emory University in 1995 and that same year returned to the University of Florida to begin earning his Juris Doctor. He is an Eagle Scout.

  • Education
    • University of Florida, J.D. (1997)
    • Emory University, M.A.  (1995)
      • Thesis: From The Ashes: Phenix City, Alabama and Its Struggle with Memory
    • University of Florida, B.A. (1991)
      • Florida Blue Key
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • Eminent Domain Committee, 2016-present
    • American Bar Association
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Association of Eminent Domain Professionals
  • Civic
    • Boy Scouts of America, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (f/k/a Gulf Ridge Council)
      • Vice President, 2019
      • Legal Counsel, 2019
      • Executive Board, 2012 to present
    • Saint Andrew’s Society of Tampa Bay
      • President, 2016
      • Board of Directors, 2012 to present
    • Hillsborough County Public Art Committee
      • Chair, 2010-2015
      • Member, 2010-2017
    • Arts Council of Hillsborough County
      • Chair, 2015-2017
      • Vice Chair, 2014-2015
      • Board Member, 2009-2017
    • Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
      • Ex-Officio, Board of Directors, 2009 to 2016
      • President, Board of Directors, 2007
      • Board of Directors, 2005-2008
      • Festival Co-Chair, 2005-2006
      • Festival Director, 2003-2004
    • Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts
      • Board of Directors, 2005-2012
    • Leadership Tampa, Class of 2002
    • Tampa Gator Club
      • Board of Directors, 1998-1999
  • Articles and Publications
    • Co-Author: Chapter 2, Power of Eminent Domain, Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, 7th Edition, 2008
      • Supplement to 7th Edition, July 2010
    • Co-Author: Chapter 2, Power of Eminent Domain, Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, 8th Edition 2012
    • Co-Author: Chapter 2, Power of Eminent Domain, Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, 9th Edition 2014
    • Co-Author: Chapter 2, Power of Eminent Domain, Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, 10th Edition 2017