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Michael H Crew

Construction and development Attorney at Fort Walton Beach, FL

5.0   2 reviews

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    40%
    Certified Construction Law Expert - The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of attorneys' competence and experience. Licensed Building Contractor since 1984

    33 years

  2. Litigation
    20%
    Experienced trial lawyer

    33 years

  3. Real estate
    20%
    Extensive experience and college degree in Real Estate

    33 years

  4. Business
    10%
    Provide expert and practical business advice as well as business dispute litigation

    33 years

  5. Land use and zoning
    10%
    Advice regarding land use laws and zoning regulations

    33 years

A native of Northwest Florida, Michael received a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Real Estate from Florida State University, and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Before returning to Florida, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., in the areas of real estate and bankruptcy.

 

He has held a Florida Building Contractor's certificate since 1984, and lectures in the areas of construction law for courses sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Association of Home Builders. Memberships include the International Code Council, the Florida Bar Real Property Section and Construction Law Committee, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa-Walton Counties, Inc.

 

Practice areas are Construction, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Environmental & Land Use, Business Law, and Civil Litigation.

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Certified Construction Lawyer
Certified Construction Lawyer
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Licensed for 33 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/23/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1990
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1989
Updated 10/09/2009

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

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Southern Legal, P.A.
238 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548

Reviews

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Posted by Karen | December 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I highly recommend Southern Legal. Mr. Crew and his staff are extremely knowledgeable and care about their clients. They went above and beyond representing my husband and I on a case that had many unexpected twists and turns. They were steadfast in working to insure that we received what we were due from the other party.
Posted by Christian | June 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Representation
I have used Mike and Jill crew for about 10 years now, they are probably the best lawyers I know. They have tremendous strategies to deal with situations that always arise. They are committed to their clients as I have seen them at their office at any given time of the day, working relentlessly.

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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Southern Legal, P.A.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Operations Manager
  • Bayfront Development, Inc.
  • 1984 - 1986

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • The Rushing Company, Inc. and, et al. vs. Assurance Company of America, Inc.
  • PCA

Associations

  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Charter Fellow
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Advisor
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Advisor - Lawyers Advising Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • Assoc. Builders & Contractors, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association (Northern District of Florida)
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Construction Law Committee - Florida Bar Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Southern Building Code Congress
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Association of Homebuilders
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Home Builders Association
  • Local Director
  • 1997 - Present
  • Building Industry Association of Okaloosa-Walton Counites, Inc.
  • Director
  • 1997 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Florida Licensed Home Inspector
  • Florida Dept. of Professional Regulation
  • 2012
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2005
  • Certified Building Contractor
  • Florida Dept. of Professional Regulation, Construction
  • 1984
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Publications

  • Urban Lawyer
  • Development Agreements After Nollan v. California Coastal Commission
  • 1990
  • Inside Litigation, American Bar Association
  • When Should the Judge Keep Expert Testimony From the Jury?
  • 1987

Speaking Engagements

  • ABC - Membership Meeting
  • Construction Mediation & Arbitration
  • 2009
  • FHBA - Continuing Education Seminar
  • Construction Contracts & Law
  • 2006
  • Florida Bar - Construction Law Committee
  • Construction Drawings and Copyright Law
  • 2005
  • FHBA - Contractor Continuing Education Seminar
  • Construction Contracts & Law
  • 2005
  • Fla. DOT - Contracts, Specifications & Laws
  • Construction Management and Bond Guarantee Program
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (11)
Construction and development Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You are not likely to find a more experienced, knowledgeable, or committed advocate than Mike Crew. I highly recommend him in the areas of construction and real property litigation. His outstanding reputation among legal peers, clients and the community as a whole is well deserved."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike for 15 years. He has an excellent reputation in the legal community particularly in construction law. He is forthright and ethical."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike Crew is an outstanding lawyer, well respected among his peers and a highly competent and experienced litigator. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."
Construction and development Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend anyone to contact Mr. Crew regarding their construction litigation matters. I believe Mr. Crew has the necessary experience and training in construction law to provide you with quality representation."
Construction and development Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer all my construction law cases to Crew and Crew. I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know that Michael Crew is a trusted name associated with successful litigation in Construction Defect and Real Estate Law. He is very professional and pays special attention to detail. I would not hesitate to recommend his services. I also know him from his volunteer work with the Guardian Ad Litem program where he has had the opportunity to help children in need."
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Fort Walton Beach Construction and development Lawyer Michael H Crew
Michael H Crew
Construction and development Attorney
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Licensed for 33 years