Janna P. Lhota is a partner in Holland & Knight's Fort Lauderdale office and practices in the firm's Real Estate Section in the areas of land use and zoning. Her practice focuses on land use and zoning, telecommunications and litigation, including private and governmental entities. Ms. Lhota, working with the Florida Land Use Team, assists clients throughout the development review process to secure rezonings, variances, conditional uses, special exceptions, site plan approvals, as well as a host of other entitlements. She also has extensive experience representing telecommunication companies, including wireless carriers and local exchange companies. Her past experience also includes general commercial litigation and related litigation for financial institutions.


  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Florida State University, B.S., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Washington Summit, Chair, 2024
  • The Florida Bar, City, County and Local Government Section
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Fort Lauderdale Downtown Council
  • Florida Wireless Association
  • Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Broward Chapter, Executive Board Member and Secretary
  • Broward Education Foundation, Board Member
  • Leadership Broward, Class XXX
  • Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Broward Chapter
Honors & Awards
  • Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class 39, 2020-2021
  • Holland & Knight Community Service All-Star, 2019