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MEMBER PROFILE: J. Michael Hunter
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J. Michael Hunter
Central Florida Mediation Group, LLC
454 W. Pipkin Road
Lakeland, FL 33813

Tel: (863) 594-1113
Fax: (863) 594-1121

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Calendar Last Updated: 12 Dec 17


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Michael Hunter's scheduling staff


ADR Services:
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FL Certification Qualifications:
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Serving the following Judicial Circuits:

[ Click for Map of Florida's Civil Circuits ]

J. Michael Hunter has experience in settling the following types of case:
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Biographical Notes:
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In 1981, I accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky. While teaching full-time, I completed law school at Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in June of 1986. After receiving tenure and a promotion to an Associate Professor, I made the unusual move of leaving the university and returned to Florida to practice law.

I got my feet wet trying jury trials for the State Attorney’s Office of the Tenth Judicial Circuit. In 1988, I went into private practice doing both defense and plaintiff litigation. In 1994, I was elected County Judge in Polk County, Florida, and in February of 1998, I was appointed to the Circuit Court by the late Governor Lawton Chiles.

During my years on the bench, I served in each division of the Circuit and was Administrative Judge in each of the various divisions. I retired from the bench in 2013 and immediately began my new career in mediations and arbitrations.

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I worked full-time while attending undergraduate school at the University of Central Florida and graduated in 1975. I also worked full-time and received a Master’s Degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, in 1980.

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • Lakeland Bar Association
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former member of Florida Circuit Court Conference
  • Former chairman of Tenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Former board member of Alliance for Independence


Rates: Please see CFMG website
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