Dennis Knox Bayer, Esq.
Mr. Bayer specializes in environmental law, trial practice and estate planning. His clients include local governments, small business owners, neighborhood associations, and individuals. His trial practice emphasizes litigation of environmental, civil rights, land use, probate, real estate and criminal defense cases. He also works with clients facing foreclosure and debt collection claims.
In his fifteen years of mediation practice, he has handled a variety of cases including land use, regulatory takings, real estate, probate, commercial disputes and personal injury.
Mr. Bayer has previously been awarded the water conservationist of the year by the Florida Wildlife Federation. He also assisted with obtaining Outstanding Florida Water designate for the Tomoka River, Spruce Creek, and Lake Disstion. His work on environmental lands has assisted with over 5000 acres of land being conserved in Florida.
He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. He has been published in Trial Magazine in an article on joint and several liabilities in toxic tort litigation. He has lectured for various groups including the Game and Freshwater Fish Commission and the Florida Marine Patrol law enforcement training classes.
Mr. Bayer is a former member of the Flagler County and Volusia County Land Acquisition Committees, Children’s Advocacy Center for Volusia and Flagler Counties, The Rape Crisis Center, The Halifax Indian River Task Force, The Environmental Enforcement Network, The Child Protection Team and ICARE.
Education and Achievements
University of Florida – B.S. Zoology
University of Florida College of Law – J.D., 1985
Selected Outstanding Student Leader, University of Florida, 1985
Water Conservationist of the Year- Florida Wildlife Federation for prosecuting Amtrak for illegal sewage dumping, 1989
Professional Associations and Memberships
Florida Bar Association
Federal Court, Middle District of Florida
Certified Circuit Court Mediator
Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia County Bar Associations
Christian Surfers International
Board of Directors for the Jesus Clinic
Flagler County Chamber of Commerce