Mark Bentley has received numerous awards and accreditations, some of which he continues to receive year after year. He and his practice have proudly sponsored events in the Tampa Bay area, and Mr. Bentley has made community appearances on television, radio, and in person. When an expert is needed in the fields of eminent domain law and land use law, Mark Bentley, P.A. is the firm to call.
 
  • Johnson Pope Partner Mark Bentley Receives Distinguished APA Service Award (Link)
  • Mark Bentley was appointed by The Florida Bar as a Member of the Eminent Domain Committee. His term is July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
  • Mark Bentley included in the “Best Lawyers in America” for 2016. (Link)
  • Bentley named in Florida Trend Magazine as “Florida Legal Elite” for 2015. (Link)
  • Mark Bentley, P.A. included in U.S. News and World Reports “Best Law Firms for 2015. (Link)
  • Bentley selected as 2015 Florida Super Lawyer. (Link)
  • Bentley selected by peers for inclusion in the 2014 and 2015 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America.(Link)
  • Mark Bentley, P.A. included in U.S. News and World Reports “Best Law Firms” for 2014.
  • Bentley featured on ABC Action News WFTS Ch. 28 for filing suit against the City of Tampa’s noise ordinance, March 2014. (Link)
  • Bentley in studio at NewsRadio 970 WFLA to discuss his lawsuit against Tampa’s noise ordinance, March 2014. (Link)
  • Bentley drafts and presents to Tampa City Council proposed ordinance to resolve SoHo district parking problems, January 2014. (Link)
  • Bentley interviewed by The Tampa Tribune for challenging the city’s noise ordinance, March 2014. (Link)
  • Bentley included in Top Attorneys in Tampa Bay as featured in Tampa Bay Magazine, July 2013.
  • Bentley selected as 2013 Florida Super Lawyer. (Link)
  • Bentley featured in Tampa Bay Magazine‘s music issue for his collection of Beatles memorabilia, October 2013. (Link)
  • Bentley interviewed for The Ledger regarding the Lakeland Code Enforcement Board’s dismissal of fine against client’s bar, October 2013. (Link)
  • Bentley appears on NewsRadio 970 WFLA to provide expert legal commentary regarding the constitutionality and enforcement of recent noise bills. (Link)
  • Bentley interviewed for Lawyers.com article concerning recent changes in noise regulation and the constitutional challenge involved in determining standards for noise ordinances. (Link)
  • Bentley appears on NewsRadio 970 WFLA to provide expert legal commentary Florida Supreme Court’s decision, State v. Catalano and its impact on noise regulation in Florida.  (Link)
  • Bentley recertified by the Florida Bar as an expert in City, County and local government law. (PDF)
  • Bentley selected by his peers to be included in 2013 Best Lawyers.  (Link)
  • Bentley selected to be included in 2012 Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers which recognizes professional excellence among “AV” rated attorneys. (Link)
  • Bentley sponsors and presents at the 2012 Florida Planning & Zoning Association’s Annual Conference on the topic of noise regulation. (PDF)
  • Bentley receives 2012 “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. (Link)
  • Bentley selected as 2011 & 2012 Florida Super Lawyer. (Link)
  • Bentley selected by his peers to be included in 2012 Tampa’s Best Lawyers. (Link)
  • Bentley presents “Noise Regulation in Florida and the Challenges of New Urbanism” at the 2011 American Planning Association’s Annual Conference. (PDF)
  • Bentley receives 2011 “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. (Link)
  • Bentley selected by his peers to be included in 2011 Tampa’s Best Lawyers. (Link)
  • Bentley presents at the American Planning Association seminar “Planner as Expert Witness” on the topic of expert testimony in eminent domain proceedings. (Link)
  • Bentley assists the Florida Petroleum Marketer’s Association to improve Tampa’s alcoholic beverage law. (Page)
  • Bentley selected as Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine. (Page)
  • Bentley certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in City, County and local government law. (PDF)
  • Bentley receives Distinguished Service Award from the American Planning Association. (Page)
  • Bentley selected as an adjunct professor in University of South Florida’s Urban and Regional Planning master’s degree program. (Page)
  • Bentley sponsors and presents at the American Planning Association’s 2010 AICP exam prep seminar. (Page)
  • Bentley speaks to future lawyers at Stetson University College of Law. (Page)
  • Bentley receives 2009 “AV” rating from Martindale. (Link)
  • Bentley selected as 2009 Florida SuperLawyer. (Link)
  • Bentley sponsors and presents at the American Planning Association’s 2009 AICP exam prep seminar. (Page)
  • Bentley selected as 2008 Florida SuperLawyer. (Link)
  • Bentley makes presentation on billboard issues in eminent domain at the Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee meeting. (June 2007) (PDF)
  • Bentley retained by Hillsborough County as Special Magistrate for actions initiated in accordance with the Florida Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act. (Page)
  • Bentley presents an overview of noise regulation in Florida at the Florida Bar City, County and Local Government Law Section Seminar. (May 2006) (PDF)
  • Bentley presents a guide to understanding the Florida Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act at the CLE International Seminar. Topics of discussion include challenges to rezoning, variance and development denials- what works, and how to avoid lengthy, costly disappointment. (March 2006) (PDF)
  • Bentley achieved his AICP designation from the APA, and has also been a member of the APA since 1989. (Link)
  • Bentley presents “The Constitutional and Legal Framework for Planning” at the 2007 Citizens Planning Academy. (Page)