Mitchell A. Chester, Esq. bio

Sea Level Rise Activist/Trial Attorney-Law Office of Mitchell A. Chester, P.A.

Law Office of Mitchell A. Chester, P.A.

Mitchell A. Chester, Esq. is a civil trial lawyer practicing in South Florida. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and an AV rated attorney. In practice for over 37 years, he is deeply concerned about developing legal, social, housing and monetary adaptation solutions for communities threatened by swelling oceans due to sea level rise (SLR). Mr. Chester is editor of RaisingFields.org (how agriculture can adapt to sea level rise and increased heat), SLRAmerica.org (which explores legal and practical financial issues pertaining to sea level rise), FinancialAdaptation.org (monetary tools for sea level rise), Sea Level Rise Radio.com (a podcast which discusses topics to examine key societal issues and opportunities presented by encroaching waters), AdaptationActionAreas.com (explaining special sea level rise zones in Florida) and MySeaLevelRise.org (SLR issues). His focus is on people, including homeowners, renters, business owners and agricultural interests as we jointly prepare for altered coastlines. He is one of the directors of the CLEO Institute, which educates government leaders and students in S.E. Florida about SLR and climate issues. Mr. Chester has presented SLR and climate issues in Southeastern Florida including events at the University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University, Miami-Dade College, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades, the Environmental Coalition for Miami and the Beaches, the Coral Gables Museum, the Florida Bar Environmental Law Section and other venues including the 2016 national convention of the American Institute of Architects. He is a contributor to TheNatureOfCities.com and writes on SLR issues for that international forum and has appeared on SiriusXM Radio to speak about financial adaptation issues. In June, 2016, he founded Climate Monitor Media, Inc., a Florida Social Purpose Corporation, which is preparing to stream ClimateMonitor.tv.

For full bio, see:

http://www.mitchellchester.net/aboutmitch1