Brian  Hayden

Brian Hayden concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment litigation, general civil litigation and land use. He is an experienced litigator with trial practice and courtroom experience in federal and state courts throughout Florida. He also has experience representing clients in administrative proceedings before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings.

Employment litigation plays a significant part in Brian’s practice. He defends both public and private employers in cases involving claims of retaliation and discrimination under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Florida Civil Rights Act, among other laws. He also handles administrative claims for clients before the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Brian has extensive case management experience handling a broad array of general civil litigation and land use matters. His experience includes defending clients in class action lawsuits in state and federal courts.

Brian also has experience representing clients before the Florida Commission on Ethics for alleged violations of Florida’s Code of Ethics.

Significantly, Brian is also a member of the Leon County Development Support & Environmental Management Citizens Users Group. The 14-member group studies and makes recommendations to the Leon County Commission about proposed growth management ordinances and other planning issues.

Prior to joining Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, Brian worked as an Honors Attorney and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida. He handled a wide range of general civil litigation matters, including the defense of a class action lawsuit that sought institutional reform of Florida’s Medicaid program.

  • Education

    University of Florida, College of Law - J.D., cum laude , 2008
    Book Awards:
    • Legal Research & Writing
    • Appellate Advocacy
    • Trial Practice
    Yale University - with distinction in major (Philosophy) , 1998
  • Bar Admissions

    • Florida (2008)
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Courts of Florida (Southern, Middle, Northern)
  • Professional & Civic Activities

    • Tallahassee Bar Association
    • Vice-President, Jacksonville Asian American Bar Association (JAABA)
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
  • Community Involvement

    • Director, Children’s Ministry for the Capital City Church of Christ
    • Board of Trustees, Capital City Church of Christ
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