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  1. Litigation: 40%
    6 years
  2. Business: 30%
    6 years
  3. Employment: 20%
    6 years
  4. Education: 10%
    6 years

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  • Jason Kristian Scott Porter

    I endorse Mr. Freed as a knowledgeable, aggressive litigator who puts clients' interests first. Highly competent.


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  • John Michael Phillips

    Without hesitation, I recommend Mike. He is an excellent lawyer and person. Do not hesitate to call him if legal trouble finds you. He will take great care of you and your problems


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Contact info

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart

225 Water Street
Suite 1750
Jacksonville, FL, 32202-4836


FLMember in Good Standing199506/19/2016
DCActive 199507/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2015
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers In America2015
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGunster, Yoakley & Stewart2014 - 2014
Managing PartnerBrennan Manna & Diamond, PL2003 - 2014
Capital ShareholderSmith Hulsey & Busey2001 - 2003
AssociateSmith Hulsey & Busey1995 - 2001
AssociateSkadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Conference of Bar PresidentsExecutive Council2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationDelegate2014 - Present
Judicial Nominating Commission - Florida 1st DCAMember2014 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMemberN/A
Jacksonville Bar Association, Commercial Litigation SectionFormer ChairN/A
U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of FloridaMemberN/A
The Chester Bedell Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Christian Legal SocietyMemberN/A
U.S. Supreme CourtMemberN/A
Leadership FloridaMember2014 - 2015
Jacksonville Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2012
Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville ChapterPresident2002 - 2003
Publication nameTitleDate
West Law JournalThe Foreign Corrupt Practices Act2012
Bulletin of the Jacksonville Bar AssociationSpousal guaranties - are they unenforceable?2012
Jacksonville Daily RecordProfessionalism - what we are called to do2012
Bulletin of the Jacksonville Bar AssociationLessons from Mark Hulsey2011
Building Edge MagazineA Recipe for Dispute Resolution for Family Businesses2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Edward Waters CollegeN/AHonorary Doctor of Laws2006
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Jacksonville UniversityEnglish, Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Society of Appraisers ConferenceRed Flags in Business Valuation Reports2014
Television appearencesLegal Issues2013
Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy SeminarTrial advocacy2012