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Matthew Charles Hunt

Family Attorney at Jacksonville Beach, FL

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Matthew

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Mr. Hunt was born and raised in Tampa, FL. He obtained a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, while earning both Deans and Presidents list awards at Florida State University, in Tallahassee, FL.

Mr. Hunt, then obtained his Juris Doctorate at Florida Coastal School of Law, where he studied Family Law while also earning a Certificate in Sports and Entertainment Law, and earning both Book Awards and Deans List Honors.

After being admitted to the Florida Bar, Mr. Hunt began his career in the area of Consumer Protection, where he defended clients against Foreclosure, and Collection violations.

In 2009, Mr. Hunt became a Partner at a successful family law firm, where he earned years of invaluable experience handling and litigating thousands of family law matters including:

  • Complex and Simplified dissolution of marriages involving minor children, alimony, child support and equitable distribution;
  • Paternity;
  • Guardianships;
  • Pre and post nuptial agreement drafting;
  • Modifications; and
  • Adoptions

Mr. Hunt, was a founding partner of Hunt Green & James, P.A., in 2012 which catered to the complex issues involved in divorce and family law issues in Northeast Florida.

Mr. Hunt is now a partner at the Law Offices of John M. Phillips, where he manages the newly formed Family Law Division, which provides professional and personal legal representation in all family law matters.

Mr. Hunt, resides in Jacksonville, FL with his Wife and two children, and while being involved in the community, is a member of the Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association, American Inns of Court; and is an Avvo and Martindale-Hubbell rated attorney.

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Location

Phillips & Hunt
1013 3rd Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250

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Reviews

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Posted by Chris | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest attorney who gets results....
If you are looking for an attorney for family law matters Matthew Hunt is the best money can buy. I initially hired Mr. Hunt after I fired another attorney who took my money, did not bother to file divorce paperwork, and would not return my calls or emails. Mr. Hunt did more in the first day of hiring him than the other attorney did in months. It was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders knowing I now had an attorney I could trust. He was able to reverse the damage that resulted from my previous attorneys’ poor representation. I have been to multiple hearings, mediations, and a deposition with Mr. Hunt. Mr. Hunt’s preparedness was apparent during each of these instances. I’ve had conversations with Mr. Hunt and have been completely surprised when he remembers instances I’ve spoken to him about, emailed him about, and things that happened during prior years. I can truly say that I trust Mr. and his decision-making ability, mainly because he has shown me time and time again the positive results that happen afterwards. Mr. Hunt has been incredible in sorting through all my ex’s lies and making the truth shine especially in the place where it ultimately matters which is the courtroom. My children are now thriving in ways they never have never been able to before because of decisions made during those courtroom appearances and the facts that were able to be made clear by Mr. Hunt. My ex is now writing negative reviews about Mr. Hunt on multiple platforms. Her being so angry and vengeful towards Mr. Hunt is indicative of the excellent work he has done for me and my children. Thank you, Mr. Hunt, having you as my attorney has made my life and the lives of my children much better.
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Posted by Amy | August 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Mr. Hunt got me thru the most traumatic time of my life. He was accessible to me at all times and went above and beyond to keep me up to date. For part of my divorce I was living in a different state and Mr. Hunt took this in stride and did whatever he had to including getting it approved for me to attend a few of the hearings via phone. He exudes a confidence that really put me at ease. Would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Josh | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best
Matt personally handled my divorce which involved me dealing with custody of my children and paying of alimony, he also helped navigate me as I was a business owner. I was very firm with Mr. Hunt on what I wanted and he over delivered on every aspect. I get my kids more than I thought I would, I pay less than was estimated, and it was all handled on one day. No one else in their industry is as skilled as this man. Do not let these 1 star reviews say you as they are all written by clients of the other side, when you don't hire the best. You shouldn't expect to win. I hired the best so I won.
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Posted by Ryan | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Family Law Attorney
If you are in need of a divorce/custody/family law related attorney, then search no more! You will be very happy that you hired Matt and he is worth every penny. From the minute that I consulted with him until the time my case was resolved, Matt was a consummate professional. He proved himself to be very adept and knowledgable about family law. He handled my case with grace and care and I know that if I had gone to anyone else, I would not have received such a positive outcome. We were dealing with an issue of moving to another state and a very unreasonable, difficult, high conflict ex that hired those Men Only attorneys. Do yourself a favor and hire Matt - you'll be thankful that you did! And his assistant Ariel is amazing as well.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, compassionate and knowledgable
I had a difficult divorce that involved international relocation, social investigations, expert opinions, etc. After I hired 3 lawyers, presumably the best in the area, my divorce case got worse. Since the very first day, Mr Hunt took my case seriously, he went beyond the rest: demonstrated high professionalism, kept contact with me on the phone during the most difficult times of my life, talked to witnesses, and most importantly showed compassion to my case and the facts. He is the best attorney in Jacksonville by far, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody in the area.
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Posted by chris | January 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Custody
My journey started 3 years ago. I called several local family law attorneys. I was told there was nothing that could be done. Then I finally got in touch with Mr. Hunt. He immediately took my difficult case and brought some sanity back into my situation. Mr. Hunt represented me as if I was part of his family. The man saved my family without a doubt. He is one of the smartest attorneys I have ever worked with. In the courtroom he carried himself with a confident professional swagger that cannot be beat and hasn't been beat. I am a worry wart. Mr. Hunt was there any time I needed to talk no matter what time it was. If you're looking for the best prepared and most loyal attorney that really does listen and care about his clients then Mr. Hunt is your attorney. Thank you Matt and Ariel!
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Posted by Dino | December 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could not have found a better lawyer.
My wife and I hired Matthew for a custody case, And we felt like we were in great hands the entire time, he was calm, collected, very professional and always gave us hope. He is very diligent and prompt with responses and actions, not only did he get us the win in court, but he got us our family back. Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer.
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Posted by Joshua | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Comfidence
Hiring a lawyer is scary. As with any situation, you always feel that there is a certain degree of uncertainty. However, Mr. Hunt truly exhibited a high degree of confidence and calm. His work ethic was impeccable. I was truly surprised how diligent, thorough, and complete his work was. He was very professional and explained the situations thoughly on a level I could comprehend. I was always given a choice how to proceed. Thankfully, I followed his advice. I hope to never need an attorney again, however, if I did I would certainly call Mathew Hunt.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal in court
Matt Hunt handled my divorce case. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional and I could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Although divorce is always unpleasant, Matt helped to guide me through the process as smoothly as possible. Matt clearly looks out for the best interest of his clients as well as their families.
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Posted by Alan | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Matt represented me regarding a lawsuit with my ex wife. I found him to be very professional, intelligent and proactive regarding my concerns about the case. He gave me great advice and brought the case to a pleasant conclusion. I found him easy to work with and a great attorney always listening to any of my thoughts.
Posted by Dan | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew Charles Hunt
I was most pleased with Mr. Hunt's representation and effectiveness. He made a most unpleasant situation bearable. There is no better in his choose field of expertise.
Posted by Victor | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome, Simply Awesome!
2 1/2 years ago my life fell apart when my wife of 19 years decided to end our marriage. Needless to say I was emotionally distraught. I asked a close friend that is corporate attorney if he could recommend anyone? Without batting an eye he said, "call Matthew Hunt. He will take care of you!' The very next day I scheduled an appointment with Matt. He listened intently to my story and became very passionate about my case. He seemed to take it as his personal mission to ensure I was not any more damaged than he could see i had become as the case moved on. My family and friends began referring to Matt as 'The Pit-bull' because he was going to fight for what was right and he wasn't about to allow someone to come in his yard and hurt his people. If you are just looking for an attorney to help with your divorce, Matt isn't the one for you. BUT, if you are looking for an attorney that will become personally involved and devote him self to you and your cause, Matthew Hunt is your man!
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Plain and simple I wish I'd hired Matt first. There are many lawyers that can't compete with what Matt can do, if I'd hired Matt first my divorce would have been different. At least he salvaged the damage including reduction of child support.
Posted by Mac | September 27, 2013
The Firm Professionals Turn To
Matthew Hunt is one of the best attorney’s I have ever met. Very knowledgeable and articulate when it comes to protecting his clients rights. Mr. Hunt was both aggressive and professional fighting for his client in every aspect of the law. I understand their motto, “The firm professionals turn to” if you are in need of a GREAT family lawyer look no further than Hunt, Green and James.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner, Family Law
  • Phillips & Hunt
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner, Family Law
  • Law Offices of John M. Phillips
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Hunt, Green & James
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Leigh, James & Associates
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid., Inc.
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Full Divorce Trial
  • Ruling in clients favor on all counts

Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Family Lawyer
  • Folio Weekly Magazine
  • 2019
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2019
  • Ultimate Attorney, Family Law
  • Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • FCSL Round Table
  • Family Law Attorney
  • 2015
  • Family Law Panel
  • Florida Family Law
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (10)
Endorse Matthew
Unknown Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a good guy and a pleasure to work with. He is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely knowledgable and tenacious in his approach. He is a dedicated advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt's love and compassion for his own family echos throughout his work and fuels his desire to help each and every client. Working with Matt, I've witnessed and admired the attention and commitment he gives to each case. For these reasons and so many more, I would highly recommend Matt for any family law related issue."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is an extremely dedicated attorney that helps his clients through very difficult times in their lives. He works hard to ensure that his clients get the best results possible for their situations. I fully endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I know Mr. Hunt to be a competent, compassionate, and client-centered attorney. He is gracious with his time and fights hard for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is a great attorney. He cares about his clients and works diligently to achieve the best outcome for them. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Mr. Hunt without hesitation. The level of professionalism and knowledge of the law he possesses is second to none and he stops at nothing to achieve the best result for his clients in each and every case."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is very compassionate and detail-oriented during his representation of clients enduring some of the worst times of their lives. He is an excellent attorney who goes above and beyond his duties as an advocate. I do not hesitate to endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is a fantastic lawyer with great compassion for clients and passion to help them get through tough times."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is very committed to his clients. He is responsive to calls and emails and a real pleasure to litigate against."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Matt since law school. He's a great attorney, has a positive attitude, and is an all-around good person. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hunt is knowledgeable, compassionate, and ardent in his work and attacks each matter fully and appropriately for the best interest of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sincerely endorse attorney Hunt! The answers of Mr. Hunt are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would be looking for in hiring an attorney."
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