Charles (Trey) F. Mills III

Partner Attorney
Phone
(904) 807-8216
email
tmills@drivermcafee.com
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Practice Area


Environmental, Land Use, Zoning and Government Relations Law

Mr. Mills focuses his practice on environmental and land use law, representing individuals, businesses and lenders on matters such as: handling, treatment and disposal of hazardous substances, hazardous wastes and petroleum products; wetland, dock and marina permitting; due diligence review of real estate transactions; regulatory compliance; mine development, permitting and leasing; assessment and remediation of contaminated properties; redevelopment of brownfield sites; and enforcement issues. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Mills spent four years as an environmental consultant specializing in assessment, remediation and human health risk analysis at CERCLA, RCRA and state-regulated sites throughout the eastern and southeastern United States and gulf coast.

Mr. Mills assists clients in alcohol licensing matters including resort, hotel and restaurant licensing, regulatory compliance and permitting of breweries and distilleries.

Education


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
    • Florida State Law Review
    • Certificate in Environmental Law
    • Certificate in Land Use Law
  • Louisiana State University, M.S., Environmental Toxicology, magna cum laude, 1999
  • Clemson University, B.S., Biology, cum laude, 1997

Professional Affiliations


  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • First Coast Manufacturing Association
  • Manifest Distilling, Co-founder & Manager

Civic Involvement


  • North Florida Land Trust, Board of Directors & Secretary
  • Wolfson Children’s Hospital Development Council, member
  • Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Legal Counsel
  • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2019
  • Dreams Come True Horizon Board, former Chairperson

Recognition


  • AV Peer Review Rated by Lexis Nexis | Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2010-2011, 2013-2016
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2017-2018

Publications and Presentations


  • Speaker: Annual Legislative Update, First Coast Manufacturing Association, 2012-2018
  • Speaker: Environmental Issues with Golf Course Redevelopment, Florida Bar, January 2016
  • Author: Global RBCA: Its Implementation, Foundation in Risk-Based Theory, and Implications, 22 J. Land Use & Environmental Law 101 (2006)
  • Author: Clearing the Air: Use of Chevron’s Step One to Invalidate EPA’s Equipment Replacement Provision, 33 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 259 (2005)
  • Co-Author: Mills, C.F., et. al, Comparison of Techniques for Calculating 95% Upper Confidence Limits (95% UCLs) on the Mean, 72 Toxicological Sciences 395 (Supplement, March 2003), presentation at the 2003 Annual Society of Toxicology meeting in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Co-Author: Mills, C.F., et. al, The Effect of Censored Data on the Performance of Techniques for Calculating 95% Upper Confidence Limits (95% UCLs) on the Mean, 72 Toxicological Sciences 395 (Supplement, March 2003), presentation at the 2003 Annual Society of Toxicology meeting in Salt Lake City, UT
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