Colten is an Associate in the Land Use and Environmental Law and Real Estate Departments after two successful Summer Associate internships with Henderson Franklin. He is passionate about land use law because it gives him an opportunity to play a part in the development of Southwest Florida while paying respect to its history. As a third-generation Fort Myers native, he has a vested interest in preserving the unique attributes of the City while fostering its growth and promoting lasting improvements.
Colten’s passion for law stems from his love for reading and writing. He recognized that law offered a unique opportunity to apply these skills while fostering meaningful connections within his community.
He has internalized a commitment to communication, transparency, and diligence. Colten believes that effective advocacy stems from a refusal to cut corners and taking a personal interest in the outcome of each client’s case.
Colten is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts. He achieved his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Duke University, and for two years while there, he wrestled at the Division-1 level. Colten went on to achieve his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law.
Colten enjoys physical competition and has recently gotten into grappling, specifically Jiu-Jitsu. He also goes golfing and has been working on his swing. Above all, Colten is a family man, and spending time with family is his favorite hobby.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
While he has yet to embark on pro bono work, Colten eagerly looks forward to opportunities for community service in the future.