T.R. Hainline is chair of Rogers Towers’ Governmental and Regulatory Law Department. He practices in the areas of land use law, local government procurement and governmental relations.  His experience includes comprehensive planning, zoning, concurrency, local government procurement, impact fees, exactions, and related permitting matters for numerous developments; permitting for Developments of Regional Impact; negotiation of development agreements for landowners and developers; land use litigation in state and federal courts; administrative hearings; consultation in preparation of bids and responses to request for proposals for local government contracts; procurement hearings.

Representative Matters

Education

  • Duke University A.B. magna cum laude, 1980
  • Duke University School of Law J.D. 1983

Bar Association Memberships

  • The Florida Bar

Awards and Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Trend Magazine, “Legal Elite” (Environment and Land Use), 2008, 2017, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law), 2009-2013, 2016-2020
  • Best Lawyers® Jacksonville Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year", 2018-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers® (Environmental), 2009; (Land Use/Zoning), 2010-2019

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Mobility Fee Task Force, 2010 – 2011
  • Chairman, Joint Planning Committee, 2006 – Present
  • Member, Mayor’s Parks Task Force, 2004 – 2005
  • Member, Mayor’s Growth Management Task Force, 1996 – 1997
  • Member, Mayor’s Commission on Base Realignment and Closure, 1993 – 1995
  • Vice-Chairman, Land Development Regulations Advisory Committee, 1990 – 1991
  • Grievance Committee, Jacksonville Division, U.S. District Court, Middle District, 1994 – 2001
  • Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation, 2005 – Present (President, 2009)
  • Board of Directors, Seamark Ranch, Inc., 2006 – Present (Chair, 2006-2009)
  • Chair, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Foundation, 2012 – Present
  • Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • General Counsel, 1997, 2006
    • Member, Executive Committee, 1992 – 1995, 1997
    • Member, Board of Governors, 1992 – 1995, 1997
    • Chairman, Local Issues Task Force, 1996
    • Chairman, Business Environment, 1995
    • Chairman, Military Issues Task Force, 1994 – 1995
    • Chairman, Federal and Military Affairs Committee, 1993
    • Chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee, 1992
  • President, Florida Planning and Zoning Association, Northeast Chapter; 1991
  • Member, Northeast Florida Builders Association, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)