JIM HELINGER JR.

Born:  Louisville, Kentucky, July 19, 1947.

Practice Areas:  Over 40 years experience in Eminent Domain; Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation.

Admitted:  1972, Florida and U. S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Law School:  Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1972

College:  Florida State University, B.S., 1969

 

 

Member: 

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar (Member, Eminent Domain Committee)
  • Association of Eminent Domain Professionals
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc., 
  • Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Biography: 

  • Phi Delta Phi: “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America; Best Attorneys in Florida
  • Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers
  • Florida Super Lawyers and Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the Field of Eminent Domain
  • Life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Assistant Pinellas County Attorney, 1972-1975 
  • Chief Assistant Pinellas County Attorney, 1975-1979
  • Special Counsel to Florida Department of Transportation 1972-1979
  • Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator

Speaker:

  • 1999 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference, “Effective Use of Owner Testimony At Trial”
  • 2000 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference,“Making the Owner Whole”
  • 2001 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference, “Cross-Examination-Gutting Your Opponent’s Case”
  • 2002 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference, “Getting the Most Out of Experts: Yours and Theirs” Association of Eminent Domain Professionals
  • 2002, “Managing the Eminent Domain Team”, Association of Eminent Domain Professionals
  • 2004: “Getting It Done at Mediation”
  • 2005 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference “Maximizing Your Chances for Success at Mediation”
  • 2006 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference, “How Popular Television Legal Dramas Impact Juries and Their Expectations At Trial”
  • 2007 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference, “Insights for Ensuring Success at Mediation”
  • 2007 Hillsborough County Bar Association Eminent Domain CLE Seminar
  • 2008 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference, “The Art of Trial Advocacy…When Diplomacy Fails”
  • 2011 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference “Practical Aspects of Pleading and Prosecuting the Case”
  • 2012 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference “How The Case Was Won"
  • 2013 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference “How The Case Was Won, Practice Tips-Part 2”
  • 2014 CLE International Eminent Domain Conference “Cross-Examination” “Making the Most of It At Both Deposition and Trial”
  • June 2015, CLE The Florida Bar Annual Convention "Supplemental Attorneys' Fees - Atypical Situations"
  • October 2015, CLE International Eminent Domain Conference "Successful Litigation Strategies - Alternatives for Both Settlement and Trial" and "A Professional Engineer's View on Florida's Exception to the General Rule of Severance Damages"

 

Jim Helinger can be reached by email at jim@eminentdomainfla.com