Academy Member Inducted 2023

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Hon. Michael Traynor (Ret.), Mediator, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Hon. Michael Traynor (Ret.)

Orr Cook LLP
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  • Practice Commenced2019
  • # of MEDS (as of 10/6/23)300
  • # of ARBS (as of 10/6/23)2
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J. Michael Traynor joined the Orr | Cook firm after serving 18 years as a circuit court judge in St Johns County. Prior to his work on the judicial bench, he spent 20 years practicing civil law in St. Augustine, Florida. Judge Traynor has handled a range of complex matters involving criminal, civil, juvenile delinquency, dependency, family and probate. He is known for his commitment to civility in the courtroom, high ethical standards and integrity as a neutral. After almost 40 years of combined legal and judicial experience, he is now practicing as a certified mediator in the 4th, 7th, and 18th circuits of Florida. The counties in which he will mediate include Nassau, Duval, Clay, St Johns, Putnam, Flagler, Volusia, Seminole, and Brevard.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Trusts / Estates


  • Seminary of St. Vincent de Paul, B.A., Philosophy (1970)
  • University of Florida, J.D., 1980

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