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W. Michael Hunter

Immigration Attorney at Panama City, FL

4.4   7 reviews

also known as Michael Hunter

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1990
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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The legal team of Michael Hunter truly cares about you and your family. We know the situation can seem more than difficult and quite often the unknown compounds the stress and heartache. A low-cost, expert consultation with Michael Hunter, Attorney at Law, will bring about a better understanding of what to expect, which will bring comfort to you and your family. There is no obligation and only minimal cost to you, so why not give us a call today to schedule your legal consultation?

You need an attorney who fully understands the details, processes, and nuances of Immigration and Family law. You need Michael Hunter on your side.


Michael Hunter, Attorney at Law
29 E 5th St
Panama City, FL, 32401-3005

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4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Denyse | February 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I found Mr. Hunters name on AVVO when my granddaughter was going through a custody case. We consulted with Mr. Hunter and he represented us adopting our grandchild. He is very through and honest with you and knows the law. He comes to court prepared and helped us with an out of state adoption. All phone calls and emails were answered by Mr. Hunter or his staff. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him if you need help. He is one of the best and we are so grateful to work with him!!!
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Posted by Donna | April 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer ever
I had the opportunity of having this wonderful Immigration lawyer representing my family. Before hand, i was very sceptic about the lawyer thing because i had never been represented by a lawyer in any situation before, but as soon as i meet him all those fears were gone. He made us feel at home, he was very diplomatic and understanding, thus made it very easy where communication was concerned. It was very easy for us, all we did was provide information and follow instructions, his office was on point with everything. every detail was taken into consideration and emails were sent to me accordingly. When it was time for the interview i was very worried because of what other people had experienced with their interviews previously, but to tell you the truth this lawyer made it very easy for us. He was there at both me and my daughter's interview and it was a breeze. I felt like i was at a family reunion, with his professionalism and popularity he made the interview one of the best experienced in my life. I would proudly refer any and everyone to Mr Michael Hunter's office, if you are living in or around the Panama City or Beach area this is the lawyer you need to hire, his fees are reasonable and he will give you time to pay. Thank you Mr Hunter for representing our family and may God be with you and your team.
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Posted by Cara | June 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful demeanor!
I was very impressed with Mr. Hunters overall demeanor and his whole approach in general. He handled mine and my daughter's questions with grace and ease and never once put either of us on the defensive side, during our consultation. Once things are settled, I will be hiring him.
Posted by Brenda | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In 2012 I hired Mr. Hunter to apply for guardianship of my two minor grandchildren when my daughter passed away. I knew that this case would be a challenge for any attorney. Mr. Hunter exceeded my expectations and left no stone unturned. Mr. Hunter is an exceptional attorney and a caring person. I have no problem recommending him to anyone seeking guardianship/custody. Case Won!
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Posted by Thomas | July 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer around!
Mr. Hunter and his office treats you like family! Unlike most lawyers...he is upfront and honest so you know what to and what not to expect. Extremely smart and hardworking! Prepared for court beyond imaginable. We used him in a contested adoption case and he used evidence from every angle. Out of almost 15 years of court battles...this is the best lawyer in the area!
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Posted by Jenny | April 13, 2010
Excellent Attorney
I used Mr. Hunter during an Adoption Case against the "good ole' Boys" Mr. Hunter is EXCELLENT. Very trustworthy and dependable. He is the ONE. Could NOT find a better Attorney
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2011
the worst attorney i have ever met
BEWARE !!!first him and his secretary seem nice and caring, but only until they get all their money. He supposed to handle my criminal case, but i haven't heard from him since i paid in full. i left 6 voice mails + many calls just ignored and unanswered. I will never do business with him ever again. Very very disappointed, thank God i found another attorney who had to fix everything after him handling my case.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Michael Hunter, Attorney at Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hunter & Lord, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Michael Hunter, P.A.
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Nielson & Hunter, P.A.
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Partner
  • Gioiello & Hunter, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Law Office of John L. Gioiello
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1990 - 1992
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Bay County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Director
  • 1999 - Present
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1995 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Jefferson Award
  • Jefferson Award for Public Service
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter) Annual Conference
  • New USCIS Policy Memos Regarding Removal and Requests For Evidence
  • 2018
  • ESOL Parent's meeting
  • Immigration issues for parents, students and teachers
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse W. Michael
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"By far and away one of the best Lawyers I have had the pleasure to work with. Always prepared, knowledgeable, personable, skilled litigator, wide breadth of experience in a number of fields of law, articulate and very knowledgeable. Excellent Lawyer to co-counsel with."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a lot of common sense, is always prepared, and gets good results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Hunter is a skilled criminal trial lawyer. He can be counted to handle the most complex of criminal matters. He is a principled and ethical attorney who renders sound advice and keen trial strategy. I am pleased to recommend Mr Hunter to all facing criminal charges. He is a quality attorney--and person!"
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