Dennis Knox Bayer

Dennis Bayer received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida College of Law in 1985.

He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, from the University of Florida.

Mr. Bayer specializes in environmental law, real estate, estate planning and probate, and trial practice. 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 twenty 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 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 Disston. 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 liability 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.

He currently is the Chairman of the Board for Christ’s Hope International, an organization dedicated to helping orphaned children in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Education and Achievements

  • University of Florida – B.S. Zoology, 1981
  • 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
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia County Bar Associations
  • Christian Surfers International
  • Flagler County Chamber of Commerce
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Contact Dennis

Bayer & Maguire
109 S. 6th Street
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Phone: 386-439-2332