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Michael Lee Lundy

Family Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.7   12 reviews

also known as Mike Lundy

  • State Years
    New York - NY 19 years
    Florida - FL 24 years
    Georgia - GA 24 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Michael

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Michael has been practicing law since 1999, when he began his career in the area of complex civil litigation. In 2001, he was hired by Alston & Bird LLP, where he worked in both the Atlanta and New York offices in the areas of public and private securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. In 2003, Michael founded Older Lundy Alvarez & Koch with Ben Older and the firm has seen extraordinary growth ever since. Currently, Michael practices in the areas of Marital and Family Law and Personal Injury Law.

Michael’s clients find that he demonstrates a great balance of aggressive representation and common sense, and that he is family-oriented, personable and almost always available to provide sound advice and counsel, even after regular business hours and on the weekends. Several of the firm’s clients have commented on his availability, work ethic and compassion, which perhaps is why so many of the firm’s clients refer their friends and family members to him. He has a strong belief that most cases, especially those concerning children, are best resolved by families, instead of by courts. He also believes that every case is unique and requires a delicate balance between understanding the client’s personal needs and life circumstances on the one hand and exercising keen litigation judgment on the other. While he endeavors to find an amicable resolution to every case, when those situations arise that require court intervention, Michael also is a fierce trial lawyer.

Michael is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Family Law Sections of the Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Collaborative Divorce Lawyers of Tampa Bay. He has advanced interdisciplinary training in collaborative law. Michael is a past member of the Family Law Inn of Court in Hillsborough County and the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Yale Club of Tampa Bay and the CEO Council of Tampa Bay. Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Spring of Tampa Bay and as Treasurer of Speak Up Tampa Bay Public Access Television, Inc. He has also been named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals on the Gulf Coast by the Gulf Coast Business Review and Tampa Bay Review. Michael has delivered multiple continuing legal education seminars on family law issues and has been a contributing author to The Lawyer Magazine.

Michael earned his B.A. from Yale University in 1996 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1999. While at the University of Miami School of Law, he was an Associate Editor of the University of Miami Law Review and earned the honor of becoming a member of the Order of the Coif. He is a member of the Florida, New York and Georgia bars. He also is proficient in Spanish.

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Location

Older Lundy Alvarez & Koch
1000 West Cass Street
Tampa, FL, 33606

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Kate | October 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Very Best in Legal Counsel
Mike Lundy is an extremely competent and professional attorney. I would highly recommend him to those seeking the very best in legal counsel. He is an exceptional attorney with amazing skills. He is polished, articulate, well prepared, confident, understands complex financial matters and is very well respected among his peers and the judges. Mike is also very responsive and answered all my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. My case was a divorce modification case brought about by my ex-husband. Mike Lundy was not the attorney I used in my original divorce, but how I wish I had! My life would be entirely different. The most important decision anyone makes in a divorce is the choice of counsel. Choose wisely, because there are no do overs! I made a wise decision in selecting Mike Lundy to represent me during this tumultuous time. My case was contentious and long and unfortunately could not be settled outside the courtroom. Mike has amazing skills in the courtroom. His arguments are well prepared, concise and he is an exceptional strategist. I would strongly recommend him to anyone in need of the very best in legal representation. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Cynthia | December 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, Exceptional Lawyer on ALL levels!
From the moment I met Michael, he was very thorough in explaining the specific details of what I could expect in my divorce case all the way to the day I finally got divorced. He was an excellent listener and was compassionate throughout the entire 2 years of my divorce. He was very kind, caring, personable and had an authentic interest in all the specifics of my life/case and continued to provide me with excellent advice every step of the way. His courtroom skills were top notch; he was extremely prepared, eloquent, confident, sharp, professional in every way as he presented my case in the courtroom. He was very responsive to every email, phone call and question I had was respectful of the time we spent working together. His team was consistently on top of the smaller details and also had a very compassionate professional manner while handling my case. Michael is unique and unlike most lawyers....he cares about his clients and demonstrates this in his client attorney relationship and in the courtroom.
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Posted by Heather | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney!
Mike is an incredible attorney with amazing skills in the court room and behind the scenes. I have worked with Mike on my case for a few years, and he has always been a champion for me and my family. He is an exceptional strategist, understands financial matters, is responsive and provides no-nonsense advice. Divorce and its aftermath can be devastating (especially when children are involved). I am grateful I had an attorney like Mike to help me through the process.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best in the Business
I have know Michael Lundy for years. I was going though a custody battle and issues with my daughter. I was so stressed out I could not sleep and other lawyers didnt make sense to me. Once I sat down with Mike I went home and slept in peace for the first time. Mike pays close attention to detail and seems to make no mistakes. He reminded me of things I forgot about and make my life so much easier. I would pay Mike any money he wants because I can not find anyone better. I can go on and on about Mike but all I can say is you can not find a better Attorney.
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Posted by Cindy | August 11, 2015
Excellent Attorney Excellent Team of Professionals
I met with a few divorce attorneys before a friend recommended Michael Lundy. Unlike the other attorneys I met with, Michael made me feel like he cared about me, my family, and my future. During our first meeting, he took the time to explain different divorce options and what I should expect from each. When the time came to file for the divorce, Michael and his colleague, Jessica Felix, guided me through each step of the divorce process. My divorce was contentious and long. Michael and Jessica tried to avoid the cost and stress of a trial with mediation and settlement. However, neither method produced a fair settlement for me so we prepared for trial. With every matter that arose throughout the divorce, Michael and his team handled it promptly, professionally, and with integrity. When an issue arose that required swift action because of a closing date, Michael worked through the evening with opposing counsel to come up with an equitable solution to the matter. He did the same for days following up to my trial date. He tried to negotiate a fair settlement which we ultimately reached the day of trial at the courthouse. I trusted that he always had my best interest at heart. Michael and his team’s exceptional knowledge of the law and finances, along with their compassion and concern for my future made me feel that I had the best representation during one of the most stressful times of my life. I would highly recommend Michael Lundy and his firm to anyone who needs legal assistance with a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2015
Phenomenal Attorney
I consulted with several attorneys before meeting Mike Lundy and when I did, there was no question who I felt most comfortable representing me. During a particularly sensitive time, Mike had an unmatched ability to put me at ease with his unwavering confidence, reassurance, integrity, easy-going nature and ability to empathize and understand all perspectives of the situation. He was the first attorney I met with who took the time to explain how things worked and what to expect. At every junction, I trusted that he cared and was looking out for my child’s best interest. I truly felt like he had a sixth sense when it came to making decisions regarding my case, — between his superb legal acumen and shrewd foresight, he determined the best possible route for my particular situation. I’m happy to say that we were able to settle outside of the courts and are now in a well-adjusted co-parenting plan. Hiring Mike and his team was absolutely the smartest decision I’ve ever made and I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Chris | July 2, 2015
Morris Rview
Mr. Lundy was my first interaction with a lawyer , and i was not only concerned with my divorce situation, but also how the interaction with a lawyer would be. immediately i was disarmed by his relaxed ,confident nature. ho took me through the entire process, and what to expect from the process, and the courts. he was prompt with his communication to opposing counsel, and was available to discuss my concerns at all times. we even had a phone meeting on a Sunday morning. going through something of this nature can be intimidating, but he made the process as painless as possible. He was adept at not only handling my case and the legal aspects, but he coached , and cared about me and my feelings through out. At every turn i felt like he had my best interest at heart, and at no time was he ever trying to drag it out, and create more billable hours for himself. i would strongly recommend his services to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Lisa | December 15, 2014
Trustworthy, Honest, Professional
Michael Lundy has handled divorce, name change, personal injury, as well as a pre nup for me over the years. I refer any and everyone I know looking for legal advise to him. I do this simply because I trust him and his work ethic as well as his skill. Everyone I send him has the same experience.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
Knowledgable.....kept things moving....and listened to his clients
I had a great experience with Mike. I had a divorce that was fairly straight forward but with an attorney on the other side that wanted to drag things along. Mike did a great job of moving the ball forward when the other side kept dragging their feet. He gave me great advice on how I should structure the financial side given my unique situation. He is a great guy, fun to work with and is very responsive to questions and concerns that come up. It was not uncommon for him to respond to an email/text at 10pm or at 5am to keep things moving.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
A great partner
Mr. Lundy helped me during continued court proceedings after my divorce. I felt as though I had a partner in the process rather than just a "hired gun". He was not afraid to give me the right advice, even if it was not what I wanted or hoped to hear. I was able to make tough decisions because I trusted his counsel. I wouldn't consider going anyone else, and I refer any friends who need a family attorney to him.
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Posted by Brian | December 4, 2014
Commanding Litigation Presence
I have had experience with a number of attorneys either as a client or witnessing their styles, communication and litigation tactics, but Mr. Lundy is superior to all of them. There are a number of reasons for my opinion. The first is responsiveness; he is excellent in responding to every question either via email or phone and these responses have never taken more than 24 hours. I have had attorneys who fail to respond to emails or return phone calls, so this attribute should not be taken lightly. The second would be his effort to settle. There are plenty of firms or attorneys who would prefer to drag out the case in an effort to make more money, but during my multiple cases with his firm, he would council me if a position I was taking was not the appropriate route to garner the end goal. Although he would prefer to settle, if the settlement offer is your worst day in court, he is exceptionally skilled in preparing your case and presenting it in court. This leads into the final reason he is superior than other attorneys; his litigation presence. I have witnessed him in front of a Judge about 10-15 times and the openings are well written, concise and to the point. As an attorney, his financial acumen is 2nd to none, which makes him very dangerous during cross examinations of financial experts. His ability to change directions on cross examination and pull information from previous depositions or hearings separates him from the competition. Divorce is an awful experience, but if needed, he and his firm are phenomenal throughout the process.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Pants on fire
Took a large retainer and said he could help. Then admitted the case was beyond recovery.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Alston & Bird, LLP
  • 2001 - 2002

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Paternity
  • Division of Assets
  • Divorce
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Associations

  • Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group
  • Co-Chair of Program Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Lawyers of Tampa Bay
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • The Spring
  • Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Mamber
  • 2001 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Yale Club of Tampa Bay
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Past Member
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Family Law Executive Council
  • Past Member
  • N/A
  • Speak Up Tampa Bay Public Access Television, Inc.
  • Past Treasurer
  • N/A
  • CEO Council of Tampa Bay
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals
  • Gulf Coast Business Review
  • N/A

Publications

  • Tampa Bay Metro
  • Faces of Tampa Bay
  • 2015
  • Tampa Bay Metro
  • Timesharing Modification
  • 2012
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • Choosing an Attorney Wisely
  • 2012
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Inside the Minds: The Impact of the Uniform Collaborative Act
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Level Four Advisors
  • Asset Protection
  • 2015
  • Multiple Contining Legal Education presentations for Attorneys
  • Marital Versus NonMarital
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute
  • Child Custody/Parenting Allocation & Child Support
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute
  • Dividing Assets & Debts Equitably
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute
  • Division of Property
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike does an excellent job for his clients. He is ethical, knowledgeable, and always well prepared. He is an exceptional lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Michael since 2005 and worked with him for almost nine years. I respect him immensely. His skill and legal acumen is unmatched- a true advocate. He is aggressive, compassionate, strategic and fearless. He has been and continues to be a great mentor, partner and friend."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Michael has a level of skill and ability in the family law arena that is unmatched. His knowledge and experience are the basis for a level of legal representation that few, if any, can offer. Michael is goal and results oriented. He is a true advocate whose litigation skills have earned him a well deserved outstanding reputation."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Michael is undoubtedly dedicated to advocating for his clients. What I respect most is Michael's dedication to leading a client to an amicable settlement until there is no possibility left to settle - at which point he is ready to do what it takes to protect his client!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Other
"Mike has been my law partner for 12 years. He is honest, trustworthy, tenacious and extremely tactical in all his professional dealings. He is a lawyer's lawyer who truly cares about his clients and will always seek the best resolution for them. He can out-work, out-think and out-last any opponent."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the best – a voice of reason during a difficult and arduous process with the goal of getting to a reasonable resolution when appropriate, but fierce and zealous advocate when necessary. I would trust him with my own family"
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Tampa Family Lawyer Michael Lee Lundy
Michael Lee Lundy
Family Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 24 years