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Michael Ernest Chionopoulos

Practice areas:

Litigation, Family, Appeals, Constitutional, Corporate & Incorporation, Military Law

About Me

I am a retired military officer - almost 27 years total service (active and reserves) - and a disabled veteran.  I am, however, fortunate to have run three marathons - and hope to run more - in my life: Oklahoma City; Honolulu; and Cayman Islands.  I like to help my clients achieve a relaxed attitude.  Most are upset about the circumstances in which they currently find themselves, or they would not be seeing me.  I take them to golf - SWFL has some simply magnificant courses - and encourage them to do things they find relaxing so that our communication about the pending issues can be more precise.  While Church - and being a Christian - is very, very important to me, I do not "force" my belief on others.  However, those who know me know that my beliefs and values and see that as an asset.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Litigation: 50%
    24 years
  2. Family: 15%
    24 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    20 years
  4. Constitutional: 10%
    24 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michele Suzanne Belmont

    Mike is an excellent attorney, and has built a support staff that is experienced, and wonderful to work with. I have sent Mike many referrals, from appeals, to general litigation. I highly recommend Absolute Law.

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    Michele Belmont Family Attorney
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  • Vera Bergermann

    Mike is a strong attorney with a solid office team alongside him. He has strength in more areas of the law than almost all of our colleagues. This former judge can handle an appeal as well as a family law or business matter, which is quite an accomplishment. He is forthright and can think creatively to resolve an issue. Mike has earned my respect.

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    Vera Bergermann Family Attorney
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Contact Info

12661 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL, 33907

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200708/12/2015
OKAuthorized to practice law199210/29/2009

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's WhoAmerican Colleges & Universities1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerAbsolute Law PA2008 - Present
JudgeDistrict Court Seventh Judicial District, State of Oklahoma2006 - 2007
JudgeUnited States Army2002 - 2004
JAGUnited States Army1998 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida BarMember2007 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Cape Coral Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
National Judicial CollegeMember2005 - Present
Oklahoma Bar Association; General Counsel SectionChairman1998 - 2007
Oklahoma County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Res Gestae (Lee County Florida Bar Association)Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Divorce2009
Oklahoma Bar JournalWill You Marry Me? The question that could make you a felon2004
Federal LawyerMarriage, Guns & Rock-n-Roll2004
Oklahoma Bar JournalCovenants Not to Compete Could Create Competition in the Courtroom2002
Oklahoma Bar JournalSexual Harassment in the New Millennium: Is the Court’s Test Effective?2001
Juris NotesFranchising in Cyberspace; The Drug Emporium Decision Should Not Tranquilize eCommerce2001
ABA Franchise Law JournalPreliminary Injunction Through Arbitration; The Franchisor’s Weapon of Choice2000

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Judicial CollegeN/AGeneral Judicial2005
United States Army Staff Judge Advocate SchoolN/ABasic Staff Judge Advocate2002
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Biblical Foundations of our ConstitutionBiblical Foundations of the US Constitution2009
Present issues regarding the Domestic Violence Cycle and prevention of domestic violence.Present issues regarding the Domestic Violence Cycle and prevention of domestic violence.2005