Peebles & Smith, LLC, formerly known as William J. Peebles, P.A., was designated as "one of Florida's top lobbying firms in 2013" by the Florida Trend.

At Peebles & Smith, our team takes prides at being the best in the business at representing our clients' needs.

William J. Peebles

Founding Principal & Managing Partner

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William Peebles is a principal of the firm. Among his many achievements he has changed the state distribution formula for transportation funds, led the lobbying effort to bring commuter rail to Central Florida, passed scores of local bills and worked on numerous revisions to statutes impacting local government revenue.

His expertise and leadership in the area of local government finance and tax were recognized in 2011, when the firm was retained to represent the Florida League of Cities, the Florida Association of Counties, and the Florida School Board Association in connection with anticipated revenue cap and ad valorem tax reform efforts.

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John W. Smith

Firm Principal

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John Smith is a firm principal. He is a Certified Professional Lobbyist by the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists (FAPL). Currently, Smith serves on the FAPL Board of Directors, maintaining his commitment to “high standards of professionalism and ethical standards” for those choosing advocacy as a profession.

Smith has 25 years of experience representing clients in Tallahassee and in Washington, D.C. For the first two decades of his professional lobbying career, he served Florida’s counties and municipalities, the last five years as legislative director for the Florida Association of Counties (FAC).

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Amy Harllee

Office Manager

OFFICE: 850.681.7383 | MOBILE: 850.519.1413 | FAX: 850.681.7271

Amy Harllee is the office manager and provides administrative support for the firm. Peebles & Smith, LLC has extensive experience representing public entities, more specifically local governments and local elected officials, whose duties to protect the health, safety and welfare of their citizens never ends. For this reason, Harllee ensures that Peebles & Smith's professional team remains accessible around the clock, year round.