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Cary Gaylord has represented property owners in virtually
every type of eminent domain case in most of Florida's 67
counties and Florida federal courts. He authored numerous
articles, including chapters in Nichols on Eminent Domain
and a chapter in The Florida Bar’s Florida Eminent Domain
Practice and Procedure. He served as Chairman of The Florida
Bar Eminent Domain Committee and currently serves,
by appointment of the Governor, on the Judicial Nominating
Commission for the 13th Judicial Circuit. He recently
participated in the U.S. Military Academy’s National Conference
on Ethics in America. He graduated from West Point
and the University of Florida College of Law and is a former
Army Ranger. He was elected by his peers to the American
Board of Trial Advocates and holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest
rating for legal skill and professional ethics.

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  • John Audley Grant III

    I proudly and strongly endorse this lawyer. Cary is an excellent lawyer who has rightly risen to the top of his field. He is known for his hard work, integrity and respect for the law.

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Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz

5001 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL, 33607-3803

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197406/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Best Attorney in Tampa BayTampa Bay Magazine2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyer2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawerFlorida Super Lawyer2007
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2006
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Inns of Court (Tampa Bay Chapter)Master2005 - Present
Judicial Nominating Commission for the Thirteenth Judicial CircuitMember1999 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Eminent Domain CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Eminent Domain CommitteeChair1982 - 1984
Florida Bar, Eminent Domain CommitteeMember1979 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pichowski v. Florida Gas Transmission Co., 857 So. 2d 219 (Fla. 2d DCA 2003).N/A
Trump Enterprises, Inc. v. Publix Supermarkets, Inc., 682 So. 2d 168 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996).N/A
Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Auth. v. A.G.W.S. Corp., 640 So. 2d 54 (Fla. 1994).N/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
PetrogramDanger Ahead: Hometown Deomocracy2009
Florida Eminent Domain Practice & ProcedureThe Public Purpose Doctrine2008
Florida Eminent Domain Practice & ProcedureThe Public Purpose Doctrine2003
Florida Eminent Domain Practice & ProcedureThe Public Purpose Doctrine1999
Florida Eminent Domain Practice & ProcedureThe Public Purpose Doctrine1996
Hillsborough County Bar Association LawyerRecent Developments in the Law of Apportionment1996
Hillsborough County Bar Association LawyerIs Full Compensation Certain or Mearly Probable?1994
Nichols on Eminent Domain"Eminent Domain, Powerlines, and Electromagnetic Fields,” Chapter 261993
Florida Eminent Domain Practice & ProcedureThe Public Purpose Doctrine1992
Nichols on Eminent DomainRight-of-Way Reservations, Chapter 17,1990
Florida Bar Eminent Domain Practice & Procedure SeminarEthics in Eminent Domain1990
Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent DomainStatus of Right-of-Way Reservation - How Far Can the Government Go?1989
Florida Eminent Domain Practice & ProcedureThe Public Purpose Doctrine1988
Ames Mortgage ReportCondemnation in South Florida and its Implications to a Developer1980
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
United States Military AcademyN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Conference of Circut Court JudgesModerator, Eminent Domain Seminar2004
CLE International Eminent Domain ConferenceCo-Chair2004
CLE International 7th Annual Eminent Domain SuperConferenceSeverance Damages: Important Tips2003
CLE International Eminent Domain Conference (Houston, TX)Opening Statements and Closing Arguments2000
CLE International 3rd AnnualOpening Statement and Closing Arguments1999
ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law ConferenceValuation of Contaminated Property1996
Transportation Professionals of SouthwestOverview of Recent Developments in the Law of Eminent Domain1994
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorneys' Fee Legislation Update1994
Florida Bar Condemnation SeminarAccess1994
National Business Institute, Recent Developments in Regulatory Takings SeminarRegulatory Takings: An Overview of Recent Developments & Compensation for Tempoary Takings1993
ALI-ABA Inverse Condemnation and Related Government Liability SeminarRecent Cases Affecting the Eminent Domain Process1993
ALI-ABA Inverse Condemnation and Related Government Liability SeminarCondemnation Blight1992
Hillsborough County Bar Association SeminarMaps of Reservation After Joint Ventures1991
ABA ConventionMaps of Reservation: Can Government Reserve Private Property for Future Public Use Without the Payment of Compensation?1990
Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent DomainStatus of Right-of-Way Reservation - How Far Can the Government Go?1989
American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, Southeast Regional ConferenceTrial Techniques1989
ALI-ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation SeminarSpecial Benefi ts - The Condemnee’s View1989
American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, Southeast Regional ConferenceTrial Techniques1988
American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, Southeast Regional ConferenceTrial Techniques1987
Professional Seminars, Inc.Trial Techniques1981