Cynthia (Cyndy) K. Trimmer

Partner Attorney
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Practice areas

Land Use, Zoning and Government RelationsReal EstateAlcohol Licensing.

A commercial real estate attorney and registered lobbyist, Cyndy represents corporations, landowners and developers securing business and development incentives as well as entitlements including representation in connection with land use and zoning, Downtown development, historic preservation, concurrency and mobility, procurement, and alcohol licensing matters. She also provides transactional counsel on the leasing and acquisition of properties.


  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D, cum laude, 2010
  • American University, B.A., magna cum laude, with honors (Law & Society/Psychology), 2003

Professional affiliations

  • Admitted to Florida Bar
  • Admitted to Maryland Bar (inactive)
  • Admitted to United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida Bar
    • Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy Class IV Fellow
    • RPPTL Condominium and Planned Development Committee
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • City, County and Local Government Law Section
    • Environmental and Land Use Law Section
    • Special Committee on Opportunity in the Practice of Law in Florida
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Board of Governors, 2018-2021
    • Young Lawyers Section, Board of Governors, 2014-2018
    • Bar Bulletin Editor-in-Chief, 2014-2018
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
    • President, 2020-2021
    • Founder, JWLA Golf Academy
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Urban Land Institute, Center for Leadership fellow
    • Center for Leadership, Class of 2019
    • Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee

Civic Involvement

  • Downtown Vision Inc., Board of Directors
  • Community Land Trust Board of Directors
  • Downtown Development Subcommittee, Mayor Donna Deegan Economic Development Transition Committee
  • Junior League of Jacksonville (sustainer)
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid pro bono attorney
  • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2020
  • Winston YMCA Advisory Board (2019-2021)
  • Build, Put, Give, Board of Directors (2019-2020)
  • Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition Judge (2014)
  • House that AU Built, Board of Directors (1999-2003)


  • AV Peer Review Rated by Lexis Nexis | Martindale Hubbell
  • Jacksonville Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2019
  • Daily Record 40 Under 40: Realtors and Home Builders, 2019
  • Junior League of Jacksonville Pam Paul Community Service Award, 2018-2019
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star (Land Use & Zoning), 2018-2019, 2019-2020
  • Jacksonville Business Journal Ultimate Attorney, 2018 and 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law (2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law and Government Relations Law (2022-2024)
  • 2017 Leaders in the Law by Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite Up and Comer, 2017 – 2019
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in the practice area of Land Use, Zoning and Government Relations (2022)
  • AVVO Rated Top Lawyer (2024)
  • Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award (2015)
  • Chair of the Year, Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Volunteer of the Year, Young Lawyers Section, Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Business Journal  Women of Influence 2021

Publications and Presentations

  • Moderator, Building a Better Downtown – Master Plan and Legislative Update, Jacksonville Bar Association Criser Seminar, June 9, 2022
  • Presenter, Legislative Solutions to Jacksonville’s Revitalization, Florida Planning and Zoning Association: First Coast Chapter, August 5, 2021
  • Presenter, Big Things Happening Downtown – An Overview of the New City of Jacksonville Downtown Overlay and More to Come, Jacksonville Bar Association Criser Seminar, November 20, 2019
  • Moderator, State of the Market Jacksonville – Strong Fundamentals and Growing Economy, Bisnow, November 7, 2019
  • Author, What Do You Mean I Can’t Bring My Dog To the Brewery?, Jacksonville Daily Record, November 1, 2018
  • Moderator, Be Heard in Florida’s Capital City and City Hall, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, November 9, 2017
  • Author, Wait a Second! What’s Going On With the Bar Bulletin?, Financial News and Daily Record, June 5, 2017
  • Author, Getting the Most Out of Your Next Networking Opportunity, Financial News and Daily Record, September 19, 2016
  • Editor, Case Management for Complex Construction Cases: Rules, Tools & Suggestions to Manage Your Case, Construction Law Institute, 2016, Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.
  • Editor, Condominiums and Homeowners’ Associations, Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course, 2016, Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Author, Connecting with the Judiciary Through Afternoon at the Courthouse and Other Events, Financial News and Daily Record, October 20, 2014
  • Author, Supreme Court Rules that Liens Cannot be Stripped in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Proceedings, The Community Connection Volume 2, Issue 3, Community Associations Institute.
  • Research Assistant, The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Revenge of the Debtor, Community Association Law – The New Normal, 2013, Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.
  • Peer Review Editor, Construction Law Institute, 2013, Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.
  • Co-Author, Limitations: Potentially Fatal Defect In Your Construction Defect Claim, 5th Annual Construction Law Institute 2012, Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.
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