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Joel Fletcher Foreman

Joel Fletcher Foreman

Practice areas:

Government, Real Estate, Business, Family, Personal Injury

About Me

Joel focuses his practice in real property litigation, trial practice, local government law, business law, and personal injury. Joel also has a limited family law practice and handles some civil appeals.


Joel holds two degrees from the University of Florida, receiving his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the College of Law. Between his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, Joel was the marketing director for one of North Florida's largest credit unions.


Joel is Town Counsel for the Town of Glen St. Mary, Florida. He serves as Special Magistrate for Code Enforcment for White Springs, Florida. Joel represents the Columbia County Sheriff's Office in civil asset forfeitures and represents the Columbia County Economic Development Advisory Board. He also handles matters for Columbia County when the elected county attorney declares conflict.


Joel served as Chair of the Third Judicial Circuit Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee from 2011-2012, and was appointed by the Governor in 2011 to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Third Judicial Circuit. He is chair of that Commission for 2013-14).


Joel served four years on the Board of Directors for the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, and served as President in 2013. Joel is former chair and member of The Ichetucknee Partnership, a coalition of advocates, local civic organizations and governmental entities committed to protecting the Ichetucknee River and springs.


Joel is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the Florida Bar, and the Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association.




Mercurio v. Headrick, 983 So.2d 773, 33 Fla. L. Weekly D1591


McMillan v. Shively, 23 So.3d 830, 34 Fla. L. Weekly D2520


Chamberlin v. Miller, 47 So.3d 381, 35 Fla. L. Weekly D2529


Married to Michelle. Father of Adrienne and Joshua.



Born in Chicago, Illinois, 1976.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Government: 30%
    10 years
  2. Family: 20%
    10 years
  3. Business: 20%
    10 years
  4. Real Estate: 20%
    10 years
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    10 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Thomas Austin Slaughter

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas Slaughter Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Kyle McLeod

    Joel is a passionate, intelligent, and devoted attorney. I’m always impressed at how much time he dedicates into serving the people of Lake City and the legal community. He conducts his practice with the utmost respect for ethics and fair play. I can fully endorse Mr. Foreman without reservation and consider him to be one of the finest civil litigators in Columbia County.


    Kyle McLeod Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Po Box 550
Lake City, FL, 320560550



FLMember in Good Standing200508/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Meritorious Public ServiceFlorida Bar2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding ShareholderForeman, McInnis & Associates, PA2007 - 2014


Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Ichetucknee PartnershipDirector2011 - 2012
Florida Bar, Third Circuit Judicial Nominating CommissionBoard of Commissioners2011 - 2014
Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of CommerceFormer Board of Directors2010 - 2013
Florida Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, Third CircuitMember2010 - 2012
Third Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Mercurio v. HeadrickRemand for Summary Judgment in Client's favor

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD, cum laude2005
University of FloridaAdvertisingBS1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Emerging Trends in the Legal ProfessionTechnology, Software and Apps for Lawyers2013