Chris Burns Joins GWJ Board

Chris Burns
Terrell Hogan Law Firm

Christopher Burns, partner with the Terrell Hogan law firm where he specializes in bicycle and pedestrian-related accident cases, has joined the Groundwork Jacksonville Board of Directors.

An avid cyclist, Burns serves as president of the City of Jacksonville’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and is a member of the Jacksonville City Council’s Context Sensitive Streets Standards Committee. Burns also is an active member of the Florida Bicycle Association, North Florida Bicycle Club, JTC Running, and League of American Bicyclists.  As a lawyer, Burns has handled hundreds of bicycle and pedestrian death or injury cases.  He has also advocated tirelessly for Jacksonville to provide safer and more connected facilities to walk and ride within our City.

“As we work to create a connected, safe, enjoyable experience along the Emerald Trail, we are fortunate to have someone with Chris’ knowledge and commitment to pedestrian and cyclist safety serving on our Board of Directors,” said Groundwork Jacksonville Board Chair JoAnn Tredennick.

Burns also serves on the Florida DEP Office of Greenways and Trails Foundation Board of Trustees and

formerly served as chairperson of the Sports Entertainment Board for the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission.

He is a graduate of Kalamazoo College and earned a JD degree from Vanderbilt University. Burns was named among the Florida Super Lawyers continuously from 2011 to 2022; the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top Attorneys in Florida 2011 – 2021.

“I am honored to serve on the Groundwork Jacksonville Board, which has already accomplished so much for Jacksonville’s citizens. I want to serve an organization that really gets its hands dirty and makes progress toward its mission. Groundwork Jacksonville is composed of board members and who walk the walk,” said Burns.