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Paul D. Bain  has represented individuals and corporations exclusively in eminent domain and property rights litigation throughout the state of Florida for almost 18 years. He has represented clients both large and small with collectively over 100,000 acres of property in Florida.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 100%



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  • Jonathan Michael Seber

    Paul is experienced, diligent, and straight-forward. He has been a great mentor and an invaluable resource in my young career. He is someone you can always count on to deliver honest comprehensive sound advice. I endorse him wholeheartedly and without hesitation.


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Trenam Law

101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 2700
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing199306/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
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Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2008
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Broward College Distinguished AlumniBroward College Foundation2008
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyTrenam Law2011 - Present
PartnerGaylord Merlin Ludovici Diaz & Bain1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Federal ClaimsMember2012 - Present
U.S. District Court, Northern District of FloridaMember2005 - Present
U.S. District Court, Southern District of FloridaMember2004 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitN/A1995 - Present
Florida Bar, Eminent Domain CommitteeMember1994 - Present
Florida BarMember1993 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
U.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaMember1993 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Eminent Domain CommitteeCo-chair2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pichowski v. Florida Gas Transmission Co.Owner defeated private gas company taking.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. v. Department of Transp.Tenant successfully claimed apportionment
Amoco Oil Company v. State Dept. of Transp.Business entitled to fees for posttrial proceeding
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chapter 2, Florida Eminent Domain Practice & Procedure (8th ed.)"The Power of Eminent Domain"2012
Petrogram"Risky Business" Damages in Florida Eminent Domain: Will all risks associated with relocation be placed on the owner?2009
Florida Eminent Domain Practice & ProcedureAuthority to Exercise Power2008
PetrogramRecovering Damages for Loss of Access in Eminent Domain2006
PetrogramRecovering Business Damages When the Government Takes Your Property2005
Hillsborough County Bar Association LawyerImpeaching Expert Witnesses2003
Florida Eminent Domain Practice & ProcedureAuthority to Exercise Power2003
Florida RealtorNew Eminent Domain Laws: Are Property Owners Still Protected2000
Florida Conference of Circuit Judges, Eminent Domain SeminarCost to Cure2000
The Florida Bar Journal1999 Amendments to Florida's Eminent Domain Statutes1999
Florida Eminent Domain Practice & ProcedureAuthority to Exercise Power1999
Hillsborough County Bar Association LawyerEnforcing Settlement to Ensure Full Compensation1997
The Florida Bar, Eminent Domain Committee NewsletterBroward County v. Patel: Reducing Full Compensation to a Mere Probability1995
Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent DomainContamination Stigma: Defending the Landowner Against the New Scarlet Letter in Eminent Domain1994
Hillsborough County Bar Association LawyerIs Full Compensation Certain or Merely Probable?1994
Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Committee, Litigation Section, American Bar Association Annual MeetingThe Critical Role of Experts in Creating a Legal and Practical Cost to Cure in Eminent Domain1994
The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Eminent Domain Committee, Condemnation SeminarA Review of the Law of Access1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Stetson UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
College of William and MaryPolitical Science / EconomicsN/AN/A
Broward Community CollegePolitical Science / EconomicsN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
8th Annual Texas Eminent Domain SuperConferenceWhy Buy the Cow When You Can Get the Milk for Free? A Review of Forced Dedications2009
8th Annual Texas Eminent Domain Super ConferenceEminent Domain Law: How Does Texas Measure Up2009
13th Annual Eminent Domain SuperconferenceGet on the Case: Reviewing This Year's Eminent Domain Law2009
Florida Regulatory Takings SeminarForced Dedications2006
10th Annual Florida Eminent Domain Super ConferenceHot Property: Florida Case Law Update2006
7th Annual Florida Eminent Domain SuperConferenceProgram Co-Chair2003
6th Annual Eminent Domain ConferenceDiscovery Disputes: How to Get the Most Information with the Least Amount of Pain; What You Can Get and What You Can't2002
Annual Convention and Trade Show WorkshopDon't Get "Taken" by a Government Taking2000
Road and Access Law In Florida SeminarMethods of Public Road Creation1999
Road and Access Law In Florida SeminarLitigating the Road Case1999
Florida Wetlands & Mitigation Banking SeminarOverview and Update on Wetlands Regulation and Takings1999
Eminent Domain SeminarChiseling Away at Full Compensation with "Mitigation" and "Cost to Cure"1994