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Joel Settembrini Jr.

Joel Settembrini Jr.

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About Me

I am a trial lawyer and counselor with over 29 years experience in handling sophisticated commercial matters.  I have substantial experience in real estate-related matter including the representation of landowners and condemning authorities in eminent domain proceedings.  Prior to joining the Smith Hulsey firm in 1987, I practiced for four years with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Litigation: 100%
    32 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Ethan Andrew Way

    I 100% endorse this lawyer for his ethics, ability and professionalism. Joel is a very skilled trial lawyer with excellant preparation and solid delivery.


    Ethan Way Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Po Box 53315
Jacksonville, FL, 32201-3315



FLMember in Good Standing198708/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySmith Hulsey & Busey1987 - Present
AttorneyChief Counsel Internal Revenue Service1983 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar, Eminent Domain CommitteeCo-chair2008 - Present
Association of Eminent Domain ProfessionalsMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
United States v. 1098.22 Acres of LandVerdict of $162 million.
St. Johns County v. Intercoastal Utilities, Inc.$24.5 million settlement.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland, College ParkGovernment and PoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
George Washington University National Law CenterN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Condemnation 101Case Planning and Discovery Issues2008