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Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Litigation, Family

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A fourth generation native of Walton County, Florida, Michael L. Weimorts is a life-long resident of Northwest Florida. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in political science in 1986, he completed graduate school and was awarded a Master's degree in Applied Politics in 1989.


Mr. Weimorts worked as a political campaign consultant in the 1988 election cycle, working with six candidates in central Florida with the goal of forming a new coalition in the Florida House of Representatives. Following the election, he worked as Director of Legislative Affairs for a state-wide group of over 2,000 physicians. As a lobbyist for this association, he appeared before House and Senate committees presenting his client's positions on pending medical legislation.


He entered law school at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1990. While attending law school, Mr. Weimorts was a member of the Moot Court Board, Trial Advocacy Board and was selected as a Cordell Hull Fellow. During this time, he was selected from his peers to teach legal research and writing skills to first-year students.


Following his admission to the Florida Bar in 1993, Mr. Weimorts accepted an appointment as Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. While with the Office of the State Attorney, Mr. Weimorts handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. It was in this position that he amassed his jury trial experience.


During his tenure at the SAO, Mr. Weimorts fulfilled all the requirements for admission to the Alabama Bar and was admitted to practice in 1994.


Seeking new challenges, he resigned as Misdemeanor Division Chief and entered private practice in Destin, Florida. Continuing to practice criminal law, he also began accepting civil litigation cases. Personal injury, real estate, construction and commercial litigation rounded out his practice. Mr. Weimorts tried jury trials in many different cases, from capital criminal trials to civil litigation at which millions of dollars were at stake.


In 1999, he established his own firm in Destin, located in The Plaza at Regatta Bay. Since that time, he has continued his criminal and civil litigation practice with a special emphasis on personal injury and wrongful death claims.


Michael L. Weimorts is admitted to practice in all state courts in both Florida and Alabama as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the Middle District of Alabama.


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Licensed since 1993

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    19 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    22 years
  3. Family: 10%
    17 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    19 years

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4507 Furling Ln Ste 206
Destin, FL, 32541-5342

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law199407/19/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199305/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in FL, 2006

    updated

    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

  2. Public Reprimand - with Conditions
    issued in FL, 2004

    updated

    Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior and places conditions on the lawyer's license.

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Cordell Hull FellowCumberland School of Law1991

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentMichael L. Weimorts, P.A.1999 - 2013
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office1993 - 1996
Associate AttorneyDestin Law Firm1986 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Walton County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Okaloosa-Walton Bar AssociationN/A1996 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Not Guilty on Capital Sexual OffenseThe jury did not believe witness accounts because I proved at least one of them had lied about a collateral matter. Not Guilty.
Arresting Officer Admits on the Stand He Is Not Sure My Client Was ImpairedNot Guilty of DUI; Plead No Contest before trial to Poss. of Marijuana, given court costs to pay within 30 days
Birmingham, Alabama DUI Plead to Reckless DrivingAlthough the prosecutors said they did not reduce DUIs in their county to reckless driving, they eventually conceded and my client entered a plea as we wanted.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Law BlogMultiple2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of West FloridaPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1990
University of West FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986