trial court, itself, is an expert on the question of the reasonableness of fees and may consider its own knowledge and experience. Id. at 1303.
DCS requests the following hourly rates: $415 for Mr. Crosbie and $210 for Nicole Ballante, an associate who works at his direction and both of whom work at Shutts and Bowen, LLP. As to Mr. Crosbie, he is a former Middle District law clerk, former in-house counsel, former chair of Shutts and Bowen’s Business Litigation Practice Group, and is thus familiar with hourly rates based on his twenty-plus-years-experience as practitioner, law clerk, and consumer of legal services. (Doc. 100-1 at ¶7). No further mention is made of Ms. Ballante.
A review of decisions from this Division shows that the prevailing market rate is consistent with the proposed attorney’s fees. See, e.g., Ranize v. Town of Lady Lake, Fla., No. 511-CV-646- OC-PRL, 2015 WL 1037047, at *5 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 10, 2015) (awarding counsel a rate of $375 per hour in Ocala). Thus, given the fact the CSBS does not challenge the requested rates, and based upon the foregoing and the Court’s own experience and familiarity with rates in the Ocala Division, the undersigned finds that the requests hourly rates are reasonable.
2. Reasonableness of Hours Expended
The next step in the lodestar analysis is to determine what hours were reasonably expended on the litigation. The attorney fee applicant should present records detailing the amount of work performed and “[i]nadequate documentation may result in a reduction in the number of hours claimed, as will a claim for hours that the court finds to be excessive or unnecessary.” Florida Patient’s Compensation Fund v. Rowe, 472 So. 2d 1145, 1150 (Fla. 1985). Then, the fee opponent “has the burden of pointing out with specificity which hours should be deducted.” Rynd v. Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co., No. 8:09-cv-1556-T-27TGW, 2012 WL 939387, at *3 (M.D. Fla. January 25, 2012) (quoting Centex-Rooney Const. Co., Inc. v. Martin Cnty., 725 So.2d 1255,