Pamela Stinnette Vergara, PH.D., P.E., Esq.
Ms. Stinnette is an associate counsel with the William B. Eppley, P.A., Law Firm. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude; a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and; a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. She also earned a Diploma in Brewing Technology from the Siebel Institute of Technology.
In 2010, Ms. Stinnette earned her Juris Doctor degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Stetson University College of Law and was named co-valedictorian of her graduating class. While at Stetson, Pam was a member of the Stetson Law Review and associate editor of the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy . She also received the Stanley Milledge Award for Excellence. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2011.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Ms. Stinnette has previously served as Managing Engineer for Jim Stidham & Associates, Director of Environmental External Affairs, for the Florida House of Representatives and was a tenured Professor at Hillsborough Community College.
Her professional activities include chair of the American Society of Testing Materials Subcommittee and chair of the 44th National Highway Geology Symposium. She was also involved in conducting research sponsored by organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the Florida Department of Transportation, Hillsborough County and the private sector.
A committed civic advocate, she has served as a member of the Commission for Independent Education, Commissioner of Education’s Task Force on Workforce Development, the Florida Aquarium Operations Committee, board member of the Byrd Alzheimer’s Research Institute and member of the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida. In addition, she has served as governing board member for the Southwest Florida Water Management District, member of the Pasco-Hernando Community College Board of Trustees, member of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Sustainable Communities Task Force, alternate member of the Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission and elected to the board of supervisors for the Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation District. She is a member of the Florida Bar and the Hernando County Bar Association