Joseph Hunt Photo
Accolades
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2020 Joseph Hunt Family Law Tampa, FL
  • Tampa Magazine Top Lawyers Winner  2020
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar Marital & Family Law
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2020
  • Rotary International
  • Best Lawyers Linking Lawyers & Clients Worldwide
  • Joseph D. Hunt - Super Lawyers 5 Years

Joseph D. Hunt

Board Certified in Marital and Family Law Attorney

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.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

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

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Best Lawyers in America® 2020 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2014-2022)
  • Best Lawyers® (2017-2022)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2019-2020)
  • 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 (2016-2019)
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section (Member)
    • Executive Council (2016-Present)
    • Equitable Distribution Committee (Chair 2016-2017; Co-Chair 2019-2020)
    • Legislation Committee (Member 2017-Present; Co-Chair 2018-2019)
    • Finance Committee
    • Trial Advocacy Workshop Committee (2017)
    • Various Ad Hoc Committees
  • 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 (2014-2019)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Board of Managers (2017-Present)
      • Secretary (2021-2022)
    • Institute Committee (2016-Present)
    • Webinar Committee (2017-2020)
    • Legislation Committee (2021-2022)

LECTURER/SPEAKER

  • Marital Agreements (AAML and Florida Bar Family Law Section Annual Marital and Family Law Review Course – 2022)
  • Divorce Taxation (AAML Annual Institute – 2021)
  • Attorney’s Fees, Suit Monies and Costs (AAML and Florida Bar Family Law Section Annual Marital and Family Law Review Course – 2021)
  • UIFSA, PKPA & Hague Abduction Overview (AAML and Florida Bar Family Law Section Annual Marital and Family Law Review Course – 2016 and 2020)
  • Trial Advocacy Workshop Leader (Florida Bar Family Law Section – 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022)
  • Using Discovery and Procedure to Your Advantage (AAML Annual Institute – 2019)
  • Family Law Section of the Florida Bar – Legislative Update (Webinar – 2019)
  • Gifts in Family Law Cases…Unwrapped (Webinar – 2018)
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Marital and Family Law (AAML and Florida Bar Family Law Section Annual Marital and Family Law Review Course – 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

  • Mechanics of Family Law Board Certification Webinar (2021)
  • 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)

Contact Our Firm

Schedule a Consultation

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.