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Max Story

Consumer protection Attorney at Jacksonville Beach, FL

4.8   16 reviews

About Max

Learn Max’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
    40%
    Stopping abusive collection (FDCPA), correcting credit report errors (FCRA), stopping robo dialer calls (TCPA), holding mortgage servicers accountable (RESPA)

    20 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%

    20 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%
    Providing compassionate bankruptcy protection for people overwhelmed by their financial circumstances through Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

    20 years

  4. Class action
    10%
    Protecting consumers from abusive corporate misconduct.

    20 years

  5. Debt collection
    10%
    Defending consumers from abusive creditors and collectors.

    20 years

  6. Foreclosure
    10%
    Protecting Florida homeowners through foreclosure defense.

    20 years

  7. Personal injury
    10%
    Assisting in all areas of personal injury law from automobile accidents to premises liability and negligent security cases.

    20 years

 

Mr. Story is the managing partner at Story Griffin, Attorneys at Law (AKA Max Hunter Story, PA - Consumer Justice Law Firm) and is dedicated to serving clients throughout the state of Florida.

He is a native Floridian, who graduated from New Smyrna Beach High School, was a National Merit Scholar at Rollins College, Winter Park and has lived in Jacksonville with his wife and children since graduating with honors from UF College of Law in 2001.

Graduating in the top of his class at the University of Florida, College of Law, Mr. Story served as Editor on two respected law reviews, as a judicial clerk in Florida's Eighth Judicial Circuit and taught at Santa Fe College, Gainesville.

Max Story is a nationally recognized top consumer protection attorney and serves in leadership roles with the Florida Bar, the Consumer Protection Law Committee and is the Florida Co-Chair of the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He has also served on the Board of Community Legal Services of Mid Florida. 

Max Story has been appointed class counsel in numerous consumer class actions.  He has also lectured at various CLE conferences, including the 2021 Florida Bar Annual Conference, the 2016 Florida Bar Annual Conference; the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association 23rd Annual Conference; National Consumer Law Center Conventions; and has testified before the Florida Senate Finance committee on important consumer issues.

He has received multiple six figure settlements in consumer law and in personal injury cases.

Active in the community, he has chaired or served on many boards including the Beaches Resource Center Oversight Committee (a full service schools program), Sierra Club Executive Committee, Cummer Museum Young Executives' Committee and University Club Business Alliance. He also volunteers as a recreational coach for Jacksonville First Coast Soccer.

Photos and videos

Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, San Antonio, Texas 2015
Speaker at the 2016 Florida Bar Annual Conference, Waldorf Astoria, Orlando on "At the Corner of Technology & Consumer Law" for the the Consumer Protection Law Committee and The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee.
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Licensed for 21 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Max

Max Hunter Story, P.A.
328 2nd Ave N
Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fair and honest
Max Story he’s an honest and fair attorney he did not try to take advantage of my situation for the sake of legal fees. He was honest and told me exactly what I could do or couldn’t do. Twice I spoke to him and he gave me free advice. He did not waste my time or money. True professional! I would strongly recommend Max Story.
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Posted by Alyson | October 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney to work with!!
My wife had some serious disputes with one of her first Landlords in 2004 To the point that we needed to move her business. The landlord filed for a judgement against her, We were referred to Max by a friend. The best option at the time was Bankruptcy financially. though she was extremely upset with the whole situation, Max made the entire process smooth and effective. unfortunately this large landlord here in town is relentless, so periodically Max has had to step in and resolve issues even during 2020. we have also referred Max to other friends and family throughout the years with every situation being handled in wonderful fashion. Max is truly a GEM of an attorney! If you need him do not hesitate.. Just call him you'll know right away.
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Posted by cary | April 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!!
I first came to Max about 5 years ago seeking consumer law advice due to some complications from from a foreclosure and other financial issues that dated back to the 2008 housing crises. He was very generous and understanding of my situation and gave me sage advice on several occasions, despite the fact that I hadn't retained him as an attorney (yet). He went way out of his way to help, when he certainly wasn't obligated to. Fast forward to 2017, several things happened and I found myself 100% in-need of a consumer protection attorney. Mr. Story was the only one on my list due to how nice and generous he was in the years prior. We actually had several cases come out of the woodwork from 2017 to 2018 and he and his team worked hard to get me out of the legal mess I found myself in. Max worked hard for me and we won favorable outcomes in all instances! My legal woes are now behind me and I can honestly say Max isn't just a really good attorney, he's a good friend and it feels great knowing that I have a friend like Max Story. My family and I are very grateful for the work Max did, words can't describe how amazing it was to watch Max turn it all around when things looked pretty bleak for us. I would recommend him to anybody and everybody. He's a stand-up guy who really does care and this is obvious in his work.
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Posted by Regina D. | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!!!
A huge thank you to Max Story and his team. They worked with me and guided me through my case. From the administrator answering the phones to the attorneys, everyone is kind, respectful and knowledgeable. If you are in need of an attorney, I highly recommend Attorney Max Hunter Story.
Posted by Felicia Johnson | September 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No Advertising Needed!
Mr. Story is personable, professional and VERY EFFECTIVE in his expertise. No Advertising Needed, since word of mouth is buy far the best advertising. When a Lawyer takes the time to explain the process, while also going a step beyond, I will continue to refer him to others. I hired Mr. Story and referred a couple of others to him. One person I referred is very satisfied with the outcome, and didn't have to wait for eons and go back and forth to reach a settlement. Also from day one, I spoke with the Attorney directly, although I also relayed information to Lynette, his Paralegal, I was able to discuss specifics with the Attorney and not be given the run around. He treated me as if I was his only client, even though my process on my part, is not complete, he still accorded me dignity by individualizing our interaction. Thank you both. Ms. Felicia
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I hired Max to handle my problems with being sunk into debt from a bad business purchase. He and his staff handled everything professionally and would recommend him to anyone who needs a good attorney.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best consumer law/bankruptcy attorney at the beach!
I was referred to Attorney Story by three other attorneys, so I knew I would be in good hands. The office is convenient, offering a local beach office in adddition to an office near the courthouse. Mr. Story was attentive and knew a lot about my case. He did not charge me anything and recovered me $1,000.00 in damages from the collection company!
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Posted by Mr. Ben | August 19, 2014
Great law firm! Friendly staff!
Friendly staff - excellent law firm. Collection companies were harassing me at work, Mr Story made them stop and pay for the trouble they caused. Rita is very nice and always made me feel welcome.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2014
Great experience with this law firm!
Mr. Story's staff were very helpful and courteous when I called for help with my case. Attorney Story explained the law to me and that what those collection companies were doing was illegal. He also was able to get me compensated for the aggravation that they were causing me at work. I am so glad I called him, he is really friendly and very knowledgeable about the law. It didn't even cost me anything. I have told several of my friends to call him too!
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2013
supportive attorney!
Very supportive, honest and hard working. Mr. Story and his staff made me feel as though he personally cared about my case from consultation through final hearing.
Posted by Margaret | February 4, 2013
Awesome Attorney!
I came to Max Story after a recommendation from a co worker. I was getting harassing and embarrassing phone calls at my job from a debt collector on an old credit card that my ex-husband had run up. Mr Max Story sued the debt collector and by the end the collection company had to pay me and my attorney and the debt was erased. He and his staff are highly knowledgeable, personable and courteous - I highly recommend Max Story!
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Posted by Tom | February 3, 2013
He saved my credit!
I was very pleased with Mr. Story's office, I had been sued by a local hospital for thousands of dollars in medical bills and he had the case dismissed after proving the charges were grossly inflated. He secretary was also very polite and responsive to my calls.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2013
Great Lawyer!
Mr. Story saved our home from being erroneously foreclosed on. He went to bat for us and helped us through a very difficult situation. Highly recommend!
Posted by soccermom5 | August 10, 2012
Highly recommend!
I have retained Mr. Story on several occasions and been very pleased with his service. He and the staff were very professional. Mr. Story was very supportive and compassionate when dealing with a very difficult and emotional case with our bankruptcy. I have recommended him to several personal friends.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2012
excellent attorney
Mr. Story handled a consumer law case for us. His staff were knowledgeable and courteous. He exceeded our expectations for resolution of the case and personable service.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2011
deadbeat lawyer
Very unprofessional attorney & in process if filing complaint with Florida Bar Association. Max Story was attained for my personal injury attorney. Very bad at communicating case details, very bad at rescheduling IME, ignores phone calls & e-mails, keeping you up to date with case details, and informed by a 3rd party that I was no longer represented by Max Story. When contacted law firm, received nothing but attitude from receptionist and hang ups when asking for case files to be sent to retain another lawyer. For the staff to talk to me like a real person, I recommended the receptionist to rethink her attitude & hang up's or I would be contacting Florida Bar for the second time in one day. That is when she finally talked to me with respect and handled my request. I would most definitely NOT recommend him unless you want the stress of time loss & the stress him & his staff put you through. A horrible experience and would not recommend him to anyone, but also think people should be aware & cautious if thinking of retaining services. I am not the only one that has negative experience with this law firm (to find out) & recommended them to file complaint to Florida Bar. If anyone wants to get an attorney, do research and get a full background check on the attorney prior to retaining them and if they treat you like they did me, file a complaint with the Florida Bar!! I trusted him because he was recommended, boy do I regret it! I would of not given 1 star, but I had no choice because you have to put. Don't trust him or his staff because they are a disgrace. They have me a bad name for lawyers, but know that not all lawyers are low lives because I have n been treated better by other law firms and you can trust I will inform everyone what the name of Max Story is!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Max Hunter Story, PA -now- Story Griffin, Attorneys at Law
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • John Winkler, PA
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Bray & Singletary, PA
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Florida's Eighth Judicial Circuit
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Rollins College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Drayton v. Toyota Motor Credit Corp.
  • Toyota's appeal was denied.
  • Ebreo v. Vystar Credit Union, In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida, 16-2014-CA-756
  • Class Action Settlement.
  • Myers v. Atlantic Coast Bank, In the Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida 2011-CA-177
  • Class Action Settlement.

Associations

  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Jacksonville Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Beaches Resource Center Oversight Committee
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Cummer Museum Young Executives' Committee
  • N/A
  • University Club Business Alliance
  • N/A
  • Queen's Harbour Yacht Club - Sailing Club
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Football Club/JFC
  • Coach
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Guardian of Justice
  • Community Legal Services of Mid Florida
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • 2016
  • Academic Honors
  • University of Florida College of Law
  • 2001
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Rollins College
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Florida Journal of International Law
  • Senior Managing Editor
  • 2001
  • Journal of Technology Law & Policy (University of Florida)
  • Editor in Chief
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
  • Protecting Tenants during Covid-19
  • 2021
  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
  • Issue Spotting in Consumer Law
  • 2018
  • B.E.A.M. Workshop Speaker
  • "Bankruptcy Issues and Consumers' Rights"
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (10)
Consumer protection Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is very knowledgeable about consumer issues and is a tenacious advocate for his clients. I have had the privilege of working with him on a few matters and have seen first hand his dedication to his client's causes. I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max Story is a well respected lawyer in this community. He is very dedicated to his clients and is always friendly and helpful. I highly endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury
Social Security & Disability
Consumer protection
Consumer protection
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Criminal defense
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt
Jacksonville Beach Consumer protection Lawyer Max Story
Max Story
Consumer protection Attorney
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Licensed for 21 years
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