Christopher G. Burns

Chris is a Florida Bicycle Accident Attorney who has successfully handled hundreds of bicycle related cases for over 25 years. As an avid cyclist and bicycle advocate, Chris understands the challenges injured cyclists confront as he has suffered three serious bicycle crashes. Chris resides in Jacksonville, Florida, but he represents bicycle accident victims throughout the state of Florida. If you reside outside of Florida contact Chris for a referral to a bicycle accident attorney in your state.

Chris is an active member of the Jacksonville Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Florida Bicycle Association, North Florida Bicycle Club, Jacksonville Racing Club, Velobrew Cycling Club, Jacksonville Bicycle Coalition, and sponsors a variety of cycling clubs, teams and charitable events.  Chris was formerly the chairman of the board of trustees at Jacksonville Country Day School, and was formerly the chairman of the Sports Entertainment Board for the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission.

When you hire Chris to be your attorney, you get much more than an attorney – you get a person who has passionately ridden his bike six or seven days a week for the past 25 years. You get a person who has successfully handled hundreds of cycling cases for more than 25 years. You get a person who has advocated for bicyclists through service on governmental committees and national/local organizations that promote cycling. You get a person who has spent his vacation time visiting and riding the courses of the Tour De France. You get someone who chooses to commute to his law office by bike. You get a lawyer who cares about you and understands you.

As an attorney, he is a partner in the Terrell Hogan law firm, where he has handled hundreds of cycling cases throughout Florida. He knows the challenges that injured cyclists confront, as he has suffered three serious cycling crashes with injuries in the past. For more information about Chris and his services to bicycle accident victims please visit FloridaCyclingLaw.com.

Education

Purdue University; Kalamazoo College (B.A., 1982)
Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1985)

Member Of

The Florida Bar, admitted 1985
Jacksonville Justice Association, President in 2005
Jacksonville Bar Association
Jacksonville Bar Ethics Subcommittee
American Bar Associ­ation
Florida Justice Association
American Association for Justice
Florida Super Lawyers 2009, 2011 to 2020.
Member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Top Attorneys in Florida (as published in Wall Street Journal; selected by peer recognition and professional achievement) 2011 to 2020

Cycling & Bicycle Advocacy Involvement

Advisory Board – Florida Bicycle Association
North Florida Bicycle Club
Jacksonville Racing Club
Velobrew Cycling Club
League of American Bicyclists
President of Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee  – City of Jacksonville, FL – from 2015 to present|
Member of the Jacksonville City Council’s Context Sensitive Streets Standards Committee, as Jacksonville’s bicycle and pedestrian representative, from 2015 to present
Past sponsor of the University of Florida Cycling Team
Contributor to “People for Bikes“, national advocacy organization

Community Involvement

Jacksonville Country Day School – Board of Trustees – President 2007-2009
Sports & Entertainment Board – Jacksonville Economic Development Commission – 5 years; Past President
Florida DEP Office of Greenways and Trails Foundation – Board of Trustees

Over the past 35 years Chris has handled hundreds of bicycling accident cases and also has experienced three bicycle accidents on his own. You can find him writing about bicycling law at FloridaCyclingLaw.com and can follow Chris on Facebook.