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Joseph D. Hunt

St. Pete: (727) 310-3017
Fax: (813) 223-6127

For more than 20 years, Joseph Hunt has practiced exclusively 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, the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar displaying an attorney’s competency and experience in their specific area of law, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, demonstrating substantial involvement in the matrimonial field and utilizing 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 handles collaborative cases in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk 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.

Professional Licenses

  • Admitted to Florida Bar (1993)
  • Board Certified in Marital and Family Law (2012)
  • Fellow in American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2015) 

Professional Recognition

  • 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)

Professional Activities

  • 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-Present)
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section (Member)
    • Equitable Distribution Committee (Chair 2016-2017)
    • Executive Council
    • Legislation Committee (Co-Chair 2018-2019)
    • Finance Committee
    • Trial Advocacy Workshop Committee (2017)
  • Florida Bar Family Law Grievance Committee (2009-2012)
  • HCBA Family Law Section (Member)
    • Executive Committee (2007-2016)
    • Chair (2010-2011)
    • Secretary/Treasurer (2008-2009)
  • Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals (Member)
    • 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-current)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Board of Managers (2017-current)
    • Institute Committee (2016-Present)
    • Webinar Committee (2017)

Lecturer/Speaker

  • 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)
  • Various speaking engagements with community organizations on traditional and Collaborative divorce models

CLE and Trainings

  • AAML and Florida Bar Family Law Section Annual Marital and Family Law Review Course (2005-2019)
  • AAML Annual Institute (2004-2010 & 2012-2017)
  • 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 Bay (2010-current)
  • Rotary Club of Tampa Bay Board of Directors (2015 – 2018)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

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