Thomas W. Logue has over 28 years of legal experience trying cases, briefing and arguing appeals, drafting and defending legislation, and advising clients, including the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser, Tax Collector, Police Department, television station, and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, among others. He sits as counsel to various zoning bodies and the historic preservation board.
Tom has successfully defended the constitutionality of county ordinances and challenged the constitutionality of state statutes. See Exile v. Miami-Dade County, 16 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 1044b (Fla. Cir. Ct. September 23, 2009), aff’d, 35 So. 3d 118 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010) (upholding ordinance restricting residency of sexual predators); Metropolitan Dade County v. P.J. Byrds, Inc., 654 So. 2d 170 (Fla. 3d DCA 1994) (upholding constitutionality of Miami-Dade County historic preservation ordinance); Homestead Hospital v. Miami-Dade County, 829 So. 2d 259 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002) (holding that a statute diverting of tens of millions of tax dollars from Jackson Memorial Hospital violated the Florida Constitution). He has written numerous articles suggesting improvements to the law, including Logue and Soto, Florida Should Adopt the Celotex Standard for Summary Judgments, LXXVI FLORIDA BAR JOURNAL 20 (February 2002); Logue, Avoiding Takings Challenges While Protecting Historic Properties From Demolition, XIX STETSON LAW REV. 739 (Summer 1990); Logue and Candela, Florida Law of Bailbond Estreatures, LXIII FLORIDA BAR JOURNAL 44 (Feb. 1989).
Tom has been included in “Top Government Attorneys,” Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite (July 2011) and “Top Government Attorneys,” South Florida Legal Guide, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011. His Martindale Hubbell rating is AV.
At St. Thomas University School of Law, he teaches Florida Constitutional Law.