Mannheimer P.A., Douglas L.

Douglas L. Mannheimer is the Chair of the Firm’s Governmental Relations department.

For more than 30 years, Mannheimer has represented businesses and individuals before most of Florida’s state agencies, including the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Office of Insurance Regulation and the Departments of Health, Transportation, Business and Professional Regulation, Education and Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

His significant experience and background with state agencies helps clients to solve bureaucratic problems. Mannheimer is also a veteran registered lobbyist who vigorously represents his clients’ positions before the state legislature and state agencies.

Mannheimer is one of only five percent of attorneys awarded an AV Preeminent® rating with the Martindale Hubbell publication, denoting the highest accolade an attorney can receive for his “legal ability” and “adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.”

He has also been recognized as a leading healthcare attorney in prominent Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers in 2008-2016. He was also recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of Florida’s “Super Lawyers” in governmental relations and as a “Best Lawyer in America” for government relations and health care law.

Mannheimer was appointed by the Florida Legislature to represent it as a Commissioner on the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, the blue-ribbon panel charged with making major sustainability recommendations for Florida.

Mannheimer serves as Legislative Counsel to the Florida Health Care Association.

Mannheimer served on the Commissioner on the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Committee for 16 years and also served on the state’s Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida. Additionally, he served as Chairperson of the Florida Commission on Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems, a state blue ribbon panel, created by the Legislature.Mannheimer represents a variety of business clients before the Legislature, including health care professional associations, long-term care, physicians, telecommunications providers, wastewater treatment providers, and medical equipment providers.

He is a member of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.

Mannheimer was the editor/author of the American Health Care Association’s national survey of nursing home civil liability laws.

Mannheimer helped gain more than 40 Certificates of Need, resulting in $80 million in new healthcare facilities and nearly 3,000 new patient beds for various clients.

Mannheimer is involved in the community by supporting the Florida State University, Scouting and St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Bar Membership



U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida


Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, Florida, 1979
J.D., Juris Doctor

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida, 1976
B.A., Bachelor of Arts, cum laude


Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida

The Florida Bar
Member, Health Law and Administrative Law Sections

Florida Health Care Association
Legislative Counsel

Tallahassee Rotary Club

The University Center Club
Founding Chairman of The Board of Governors

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

“The Best Lawyers in America®,” 2013-2018

Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Healthcare, 2008-2016

Inducted into the Florida State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013

“Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006

Florida State University Circle of Gold Award