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Michael S ('Mike') Hagen

also known as Michael Hagen, Mike Hagen

About Me

   Hagen Law Firm's focus is providing Real Estate Law and Estate Planning Strategies in SW FL. We have advised our valued clients on important legal matters since 1985. Our team included 3 experienced paralegals, each with their own area of expertise.

   Michael Hagen served as the Lee County Property Appraiser's attorney 1994-2003 and property tax consulting and appeals remains an important focus for him. He owns TaxCuts1, Inc., an affiliated company that appeals the property tax assessments of commercial and upscale residential properties.

   Hagen and his staff endeavor to provide creative, reliable and cost-effective legal services in all they do.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
    30 years, 500 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    12 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    12 years
  4. Foreclosure: 15%
    10 years, 250 cases
  5. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($275-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Thomas M. Dryden

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike is an experienced real estate attorney both in transactional and litigation matters. He was in-house counsel for many years with the Lee County Property appraiser and has a sub-specialty with disputes involving property valuation and ad valorem taxation issues. I have always found that Mike puts the interests of his client's first and whether its a transaction or litigation he is moving the matter forward to achieve the best result for his client.He is very cordial and easy to work with as well.


    Thomas Dryden Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Miguel C. Fernandez III

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is an excellent lawyer with tremendous knowledge and skill. He is honest and practices with integrity. I trust Mike and so will you!


    Miguel Fernandez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hagen Law Firm

6249 presidential ct ste f
fort myers, FL, 33919


FLMember in Good Standing198509/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
CompletedFL Mediation 40 hour certification course2003
Vice-PresidentPhi Delta Phi legal fraternity1983
Dean's ListStetson Univ College of Law1983
Am Jur Book Award Professional Responsibility courseStetson Univ Colleg of Law1983
ScholarshipPhi Delta Phi1983
Dean's ListStetson Univ College of Law1982
Am Jur Book Award Real Property IIStetson Univ College of Law1982
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerTaxCuts1, Inc. , property tax consultants2003 - Present
OwnerHagen Law Firm2003 - Present
AttorneyLee County Property Appraiser1994 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to practice2013 - Present
US District Court Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
CCIMAffiliate Member2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Calusa American Inn of CourtBarrister2000 - 2003
Florida BarMember1985 - Present
All FL state courtsAdmitted to practice1985 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationMember1985 - 1987
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Fiddlesticks V. Wilkinson, 2d DCA FLAffirmed
Henderson v Wilkinson-2D DCA FLAffirmed
Smith v McWherterAffirmed
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Publication NameTitleDate
SuiteLife MagazineTop 10 Tips For Successfully Appealing Property Taxes2015
Suite LifeSnooze & Lose Your Right To Appeal 2014 Property Taxes2014
Res Gestae-Lee County Bar Association2014 Property Tax Appeals2014
WGCUWGCU Hagen radio interview2013
SuiteLifeMike Hagen's TaxCuts12012
Suite LifeYear End Property Tax Strategies2011
St Pete Times cover storySoldiers of Fortune2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
August 2015 MeetingTRIM Notices and Property Tax Appeals2015
Commercial Investment Professionals monthly meetingReal Estate Tax Appeals2014
CCIM SeminarProperty Tax Appeals2014
CIP seminarFL Property Tax Appeals2013
CCIM seminarFL property Tax Appeals2013
The Fund Annual 2012 ConferenceFL Property Tax Appeals2012
IAAO 2003 Annual ConferenceDo We Always Need The 3 Approaches To Value?2003