D. TOBYN DEYOUNG

 

Born:  West Palm Beach, Florida.                                           

Practice Areas: Mr. DeYoung’s practice is solely limited to representing property and business owners throughout Florida in Eminent Domain, Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation cases.

College:  Florida State University (B.S.)

Law School: Stetson University College of Law (J.D., with honors, cum laude, 1993)

 

 

 

Professional History:

  • Helinger DeYoung (D. Tobyn DeYoung, P.A.) (2008 – Present)
  • Sachs & DeYoung, P.A. (formerly Sachs & Werdine) (1997 -   2007)
  • Office of the Attorney General (1997), Assistant Attorney General, Bureau of Eminent Domain (Representing the Florida Department of Transportation)
  • Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, P.A. (1994 - 1997), eminent domain, real estate & commercial litigation
  • Calhoun & Associates, Inc., (1988 - 1991), eminent domain real estate appraisers (Mr. DeYoung is a former real estate appraiser, specializing in eminent domain valuation and expert witness trial support)

Professional Honors and Recognition:

  • Vice Chair, Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016 and 2014-2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated – Martindale Hubbell (Highest Rating Possible in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards) 2005-Present
  • “The Best Lawyers in America” – 2010 - Present
  • “Best Attorneys in Florida” – 2013
  • “Tampa Bays Top Lawyers” – Peer Rated, 2008-Present
  • Lifetime Member – Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Author:

  • Author - Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure Manual, “Order of Taking”, Chapter 7, Published by the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee; 10th Edition, The Florida Bar (2016); 9th Edition, The Florida Bar (2014); 8th Edition, The Florida Bar (2012) 7th Edition, The Florida Bar (2008) and (2010 Supp.); 6th Edition, The Florida Bar (2003) and (2006 Supp.); 5th Edition, The Florida Bar (2000 Supp.)
  • Contributing Author, Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure Manual, 5th Edition, The Florida Bar (1996) -"Post Trial Procedure”, Chapter 12

Lecturer:

  • "Res Judicata and the Sanctity of Jury Verdicts", 2017 Annual Florida Bar Convention, Eminent Domain Committee (June 2017)
  • "Recent Trends in FDOT Litigation", HCBA, Eminent Domain Committee (January 2016)
  • "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", CLE International Eminent Domain Institute, 19th Annual Conference (October 2015)
  • "Supplemental Attorneys' Fees - Atypical Situations", CLE The Florida Bar Annual Convention (June 2015)
  • “Cross Examination – Making the Most of it at Both Deposition and Trial”, CLE International Eminent Domain Institute, 18th Annual Conference (October 2014) 
  • “Using Exhibits to Prove Your Case”, Association of Eminent Domain Professionals (October 2000)
  • "Taking of Property by Eminent Domain," National Business Institute - Land Use Planning and Eminent Domain in Florida Seminar (October 1997)

 Member:                   

  • Lifetime Member – Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Bar Admissions: Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida; and United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • The Florida Bar (Member: Eminent Domain Committee 1996- Present; City, County and Local Government Law Section 1995- 2009)
  • Palm Beach, Pinellas and Hillsborough County Bar Associations (Member:  Eminent Domain Committee HCBA, 1997-Present)
  • Association of Eminent Domain Professionals

 

D. Tobyn DeYoung can be reached by email at Tobyn@EminentDomainFla.com