Joseph D. Hunt

Biography

For more than 25 years, Joseph Hunt has practiced in the area of marital and family law. As an experienced trial lawyer, he is as comfortable in the courtroom as in the conference room, but recognizes the benefits of settlement over trial. Mr. Hunt is one of a select few Florida attorneys who have earned the designation of being Board Certified in Marital and Family law. Board Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar, displaying an attorney's competency and experience in their specific area of law. Mr. Hunt is one of only seventy-three practicing Florida attorneys who have earned the recognition of being a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which recognizes the leading practitioners in the nation in the field of family law. Mr. Hunt utilizes his experience to focus on complex domestic relations matters, either with a traditional litigation-based approach or a collaborative approach. 

Mr. Hunt has litigated numerous cases in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee, Hernando and Sarasota Counties. With extensive trial experience, he is a zealous advocate who simultaneously promotes the amicable resolution of disputes. Additionally, Mr. Hunt has handled numerous collaborative cases in multiple counties. 

Mr. Hunt received his B.A. degree in Financial Administration from Michigan State University and his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law. 

CLE AND TRAININGS 

AAML and Florida Bar Family Law Section Annual Marital and Family Law Review
Course (2005-2021)
AAML Annual Institute (2004-2010 & 2012-2021)
Interdisciplinary Family Collaborative Practice Training, Advanced/Intermediate Course
by Florida Collaborative Trainers (2010)
American Bar Association Trial Advocacy Institute (2010)
Florida Bar Seminar - Future of Child Custody Litigation (2006)
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training (2006)
Various CLE programs and Webinars
Atticus Workshops and Seminars 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 

Lawyers for Literacy Mentoring Program
Rotary Club of Tampa (2010-Present)
Rotary Club of Tampa Board of Directors (2016 - Present)
President (2020-2021)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay (2009-2012)

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D.
  • Michigan State University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Financial Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1993

Honors

  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2014-2019
  • Best Lawyers®, 2017-2019
  • 10.0 AVVO Rating
  • Ted Millison Professionalism Award – Family Law Inn of Court Tampa, 2012
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, 2014-2016
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

Classes & Seminars

  • Trial Advocacy Workshop Leader (Florida Bar Family Law Section – 2015, 2017, 2019)
  • Gifts in Family Law Cases…Unwrapped (Webinar – 2018)
  • UIFSA, PKPA & Hague Abduction Overview (AAML Conference – 2016)
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Marital and Family Law (AAML Conference – 2015)
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Family Law Practice (HCBA Bench Bar Conf. – 2011)
  • Complex Issues in Divorce for the Florida Practitioner: Child Custody and Support (2004)
  • Divorce 101: Obtaining the Best Settlement for your Client in Florida (2006)

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Lawyers for Literacy Mentoring Program
  • Rotary Club of Tampa Bay (2010-current)
  • Rotary Club of Tampa Bay Board of Directors (2015 – 2018)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, 2012

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2015
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Florida Bar Marital and Family Law Certification Committee, 2016 to Present
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section, Member
  • Florida Bar, Equitable Distribution Committee, Chair, 2016-2017
  • Florida Bar, Executive Council, Finance Committee
  • Florida Bar, Legislation Committee, Co-Chair, 2018-2019
  • Florida Bar, Trial Advocacy Workshop Committee, 2017
  • Florida Bar Family Law Grievance Committee, 2009 to 2012
  • HCBA Family Law Section, Member
  • HCBA, Executive Committee, 2007 to 2016
  • HCBA, Chair, 2010 to 2011
  • HCBA, Secretary/Treasurer, 2008 to 2009
  • Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Membership Committee Chair, 2008-2014, Executive Committee, 2007-2015
  • The Stann W. Givens Family Law American Inn of Court, 2004-2016, 2017-Present
  • The Tampa Bay American Inn of Court, 2014 to Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Board of Managers, 2017-current, Institute Committee, 2016-Present, Webinar Committee, 2017

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney
Joseph D. Hunt

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Practice Areas:

  • Marital Law
  • Family Law
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