County Attorney
R.A. Cuevas Jr.

County Attorney's Office
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

Phone
305.375.5151

Fax
305.375.5634

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Attorney Profile

John McInnis

Practice Areas

  • Zoning, Land Use & Environment
  • Commercial & Construction Litigation

Education

  • Duke University, J.D., 1983
  • Harvard University, A.B. in Anthropology, 1980

Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1984

John McInnis

Joined the Office in 1983
Assistant County Attorney
jdm@miamidade.gov 305-375-3768

John McInnis is currently a member of the Land Use Section. John has been practicing in the area of zoning and land use law for over 17 years.   He served in the office’s Labor and Employment Law Section from 1983 to 1994, and during that period, served as counsel to the County’s Equal Opportunity Board.  John was also a member of the Commercial Law Section from 1992 to 2007, and represented the County’s Department of Business Development.

As a member of the County Attorney’s Office, John has handled numerous trials and appeals.  He successfully argued before the Florida Supreme Court that a county may lawfully prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of age.  He also prevailed in the Florida Supreme Court, arguing that a county disciplinary action is not an action for unpaid wages for which the employer may be liable for attorney’s fees.