Brian  Hayden

Brian Hayden represents clients in employment law, premises liability, matters before the Florida Commission on Ethics, and land use matters. In his employment law practice.

Brian represents clients in the full spectrum of matters attendant to the employment relationship. For instance, he defends employers in state and federal courts against claims of retaliation and discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sex, martial status, and disability. He also provides legal consultation on personnel and management issues, including the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures. In addition, Brian represents employers through all aspects of administrative proceedings, including unemployment compensation proceedings and investigations conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

Brian’s practice also includes defending public and private clients, including retail businesses, against claims involving premises liability, general negligence, vehicle liability and other tort claims.

Brian also handles a variety of land use matters on behalf of municipalities and other local government entities, including alleged takings violations and disputes involving various development orders. Since 2013, Brian has been a member of the Leon County Development Support and Environmental Citizens User Group. This 14-member group studies and makes recommendations to the Leon County Commission about proposed growth management ordinances and other planning issues.

In his practice, Brian also defends elected government officials before the Florida Commission on Ethics for alleged violations of Florida’s ethics laws. 

Prior to joining Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, Brian worked as an Honors Attorney and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida. He handled a broad 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

    • Member, Thunderdome Tallahassee, Legal Aid Foundation
    • Tallahassee Bar Association
    • Vice-President, Jacksonville Asian American Bar Association (JAABA)
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
  • Community Involvement

    • Member, Yale Alumni Schools Committee
    • Director, Children’s Ministry for the Capital City Church of Christ
    • Board of Trustees, Capital City Church of Christ
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