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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2009||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Award of Excellence||Orange County Bar Association||2015|
|Pro Bono Recognition||Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||2014|
|Managing Partner||The Law Office of Michael L. Dear, PLLC||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Railey, Harding and Allen, P.A.||2011 - 2016|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Office Of The State Attorney||2009 - 2011|
|Certified Legal Intern||Office Of The State Attorney 12th Jud.Cir.||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|Alpha Tau Omega Housing Corporation||Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|Orlando Young Professionals||Member||2012 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|FCSL Student Bar Association||Treasurer||2008 - 2008|
|Website||Three Mistakes for Landlords to Avoid When Posting a Three Day Notice||2015|
|Website||Habitual Traffic Offender Status||2015|
|Website||Florida Criminal Process in a Nutshell||2015|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Central Florida||Legal Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|College Mock Trial||Mock Trial Judge||2013|
|Florida Coastal School of Law Commencement||Commencement Ceremony||2009|
|Florida Coastal School of Law: Law Week Banquet||Master of Ceremonies||2008|
|Florida Coastal School of Law: Law Week Banquet||Master of Ceremonies||2007|
Posted by anonymous
From the minute I first came in contact with Mike he was incredibly helpful, trusting and knowledgable. He made me feel at ease about a situation that I never thought would be possible. From answering and returning calls quickly to providing me with all the necessary information and documentation to keep my case on track, I can not think of one thing he did wrong! It is a pleasure having him as my lawyer and I would recommend him to absolutely anyone!
Posted by Nick
Being in a desperate situation involving a lease I was stuck in, I was lucky to have found Railey Harding and Mr. Dear.
Not able to resolve an issue regarding a lease termination with a property management company/owner, I started looking online for legal assistance in getting my situation resolved.
I filled out a couple "contact me" forms from attorney websites I found online. One attorney called me- essentially says "give me $500, I'll send a LOR, but I can't make any promises, I don't think I'll be able to do much for you". Once I ended contact with him, I found the Railey Harding website and submitted a request for contact.
Within 24 hours, Michael called and he immediately jumped into details and provided assistance. Michael is extremely smart and was well versed of the different tenant laws and provisions in Florida involving lease termination. He was very candid, up front and detailed. After determining there was potential to help my case, I met up with Michael to go over the documents and discuss what I was hoping to accomplish with the property management company.
Michael was able to resolve everything smoothly with the property management company and was able to end my lease immediately. Not wanting to escalate an already tough situation, Michael was able to negotiate by phone with the other company and reach an agreement- he then reviewed all the paperwork and kept me updated every step of the way.
Michael is a very intelligent, aggressive, knowledgable attorney and I could not be happier I had him on my side.
Posted by anonymous
Michael worked with me on a contract issue that I wasn't able solve after months of trying. Michael was extremely thorough and attentive, and was able to resolve my issue almost immediately. I would definitely use Michael for any future legal matters, and would highly recommend him to any family or friends.
Christopher Gaj, Personal injury Attorney
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The field of personal injury law can be complicated and trying. Having a lawyer like Mr. Michael Dear on your side will ensure your rights remain protected and your interests fought for. His presence on AVVO has been an invaluable asset to those seeking answers to complicated legal questions. He has proven himself as client-centered, competent and passionate. I endorse this lawyer.
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