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Michael Charles McGinn

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.7   37 reviews

About Michael

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Michael C. McGinn, has spent his entire career practicing law in the Tampa Bay area. He earned his bachelor's degree from Florida State University in 1992 and went on to serve as a Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Bob Graham from 1994 to 1997. He then returned to Florida to earn his law degree from Stetson University College of Law where he graduated cum laude in 1999.

Prior to going into private practice, Mr. McGinn worked as a state prosecutor where he handled over 60 jury trials and became a respected litigator. He draws on his experience as a prosecutor every day as he prepares his cases for trial. He is also a skilled negotiator. He works hard to reach an agreement without having to go to court but he will not hesitate to do so in order to protect your rights.

Michael is married and has 3 children.  He resides in Riverview, Florida.

 

Licensed for 22 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Ayo and Iken
703 W. Bay St
Tampa
Tampa, FL, 33606
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4807 US 19
Suite 202
New Port Richey, FL, 34652
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1102 South Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL, 33803
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6151 Lake Osprey Drive
Sarasota, FL, 34240
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3000 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL, 33759
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
Posted by Stephen | September 6, 2022
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Review on Mike McGinn
Came HIGHLY recommended. Very knowledgeable. Helped me navigate through the process. Always answered my questions right away.
Response from Michael McGinn September 7, 2022
Thank you for allowing us to help you. And your positive note is appreciated.
Posted by Patricia | July 26, 2021
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Accomplished
Mr.McGinn helped me through the toughest time of my life. My Divorce of 38 years. He kept me updated and informed via text or phone call with every decision that had to be made. He is cool, calm and tenacious. I would definitely recommend Mr McGinn.
Response from Michael McGinn September 7, 2022
Thank you. Good luck in the future. I am glad we made a difference for you.
Posted by Sarah | July 8, 2021
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Great communication
This firm kept in constant contact with me throughout the entire process. They seemed to work quickly on getting documents filed as well as quickly having documents delivered to other party. Would definitely use again.
Response from Michael McGinn July 9, 2021
Thank you for the positive note! We were happy to help you.
Posted by Antoine | January 29, 2021
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Professional support
Michael McGinn and Howard Ellzy were the best. I’ve never used a lawyer service before and I always believed in the stereotype of how lawyers are, “ambulance chasers”. But, they were nothing I expected. From day one I was treated with respect and professionalism and it continued throughout my 2 1/2 year long fight. I can’t thank them enough for the help.
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Response from Michael McGinn July 9, 2021
We are sharing this with the entire team. We are here whenever you need us.
Posted by Dave | December 16, 2020
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Well Represented
Mr. McGinn was very professional and kept me updated during my divorce process.
Response from Michael McGinn July 9, 2021
Thank you!
Posted by Angie | August 13, 2020
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Very exhausting paternity matter
Michael was extremely diligent with my fiancé’s case. Hiring an attorney to handle our matter was something we procrastinated on due to not knowing what to expect. We were referred to him through a friend who had previously used his services & Who was more than satisfied with his experience. Michael & his wonderful paralegal, Monika, started our case and carried it out with nothing but transparency & integrity. Less than a year later our case has been concluded & we are more than pleased with the Outcome & experience.
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Response from Michael McGinn July 9, 2021
Thank you for the kind words.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
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Attorney
He did a great job. My case was dismissed. Was available for any & all questions. My written evidence was lost or misplaced, you will need to keep a copy of all your records, but other than that. Good job.
Response from Michael McGinn September 7, 2022
Thank you
Posted by Lisa | March 1, 2018
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happy client
We hired Mr.McGinn for my boyfriends case and i couldnt be happier with how attentive he has been and returns my calls promptly and answers any questions i may have he has been very helpful through this so far and i tell my friends this is who you should hire if ever needed. and i know he cares about his cases and the people he is representing! thank you
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Posted by Brenda | February 28, 2018
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Fantastic Family Law Attorney
Mike was my attorney in a case regarding my children being able to move schools. Mike was always professional, caring, honest, and dependable. Mike gives you the truth and truly cares about his clients. Mike truly is an excellent attorney that I trust and would definitely hire again.
Posted by Jocelyn | February 25, 2018
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You cannot go wrong when hiring, Mike
Mike McGinn was my attorney on a previous case and he and his staff were top notch in handling my case. Ay issues that I had were handled quickly and efficiently, and Mike and his office were always available when I had questions. After searching for an attorney for over a week I finally came across Mike and knew right away I had a strong knowledgable advocate for me. Thank you so much Mike!
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2018
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Best Decision I made was to hire Mike
I hired Mike for my divorce. From our first meeting to the end he kept me informed as to what was going on. He made a really stressful time in my life go smoothly and we were able to settle the case with a great result. I would HIGHLY recommend Mike to anyone needing a great family lawyer.
Posted by Todd | February 1, 2018
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Highly Recommend this Attorney!
Michael was hired to complete a divorce and child custody case, which was highly complicated and full of contention by the other party. Michael was compassionate and understanding from the very beginning. He and Monika were always available and provided advice that allowed for this extremely stressful situation to be easier to handle. Michael and Monika were helpful for each step of the way and never gave up on getting my family the results we needed. In the end, with Michael's expertise, the results were positive and my family is now able to move on from what could have been a disaster situation. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone needing an experienced, helpful, and compassionate attorney. A++
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2017
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He made our family whole!
We have been dealing with a nasty custody battle for the past 4 years. We came to Mr. Mcginn as a last resort because we were not getting anywhere with the child's mother. When we came to Mr. McGinn he sat down with us and allowed us to tell him our situation, he asked tons of questions and in the end of the conversation asked us what we would like to get out of our case. My boyfriend was requesting every other weekend Mr. Mcginn made us aware that we were entitled to 50-50 custody and regardless of what anyone had told us in the past that if that was what we wanted that is what he would fight for. The ease at which we went through the case was amazing and even after receiving our initial custody arrangement he assisted us through her mother attempting to make us lose the custody we fought so hard to get. Every time you spoke to those who did it with dignity and respect. He is not one of those condescending lawyers he truly wants to help. I will recommend him to anyone that asked me I have already made over 20 recommendations and will continue to as long as he is practicing. Like my title stated 2 years later our family is whole and we have him to thank for that.
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Posted by Lisa | September 9, 2016
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Excellent Attorney!!
Mike McGinn & his Legal Assistant, Monika, were a blessing to work with! I hired Mike for a child support case & was very pleased with the outcome - far more than I expected! I would DEFINITELY recommend Mike to anyone seeking legal representation. He & Monika turned a very stressful situation into a process of security & ease and I couldn't be any happier with the outcome...
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Posted by Kala | August 28, 2016
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McGinn for the win!
Very transparent. I felt like I knew everything that was going on with my case and understood it better because of Mr.McGinn. Very patient, very understanding. Great person/team to have in your corner!
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
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Amazing Attorney!!
My case was very long and complex. Michael and Monika were there for me the entire way. Their advice and guidance through this extremely stressful and difficult time was more valuable than I could ever put into words. Always looking out for my child through every decision we had to make, Michael stood strong and I ended up getting what I wanted. Monika and Michael are THE BEST at what they do! I cannot recommend them enough!
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Posted by Jennifer | October 23, 2015
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Dross
Mr McGinn is an amazing attorney. He really cares about his clients and spents a lot of time gathering information and doing everything he can to get you exactly what you want and need. He is very good at keeping you informed and making sure you understand the process of the law suit. I will definitely use him again in the near future.
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Posted by Melissa | July 14, 2015
Peace of Mind
Even though divorce is one of the worst experiences possible, Michael gave me a peace of mind that everything was going to turn out ok. Michael was patient and listened to me. He was the advocate that I needed when I Neede it the most and I will be forever grateful to him.
Posted by Ken | June 20, 2015
Excellent Service
I have had several situations that required the services of Mike McGinn. I have found him to be responsive, supportive, and thorough in each instance and will not hesitate to use him again in the future. His attention to detail, timely action and knowledge of the law all contributed to a satisfactory ending to a difficult situation. There was never a moment when I did not believe Mike was my lawyer acting on my behalf and in my best interests.
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Posted by Yvette | March 4, 2015
Nothing short of AMAZING!
Mr. Mcginn is AWESOME! There is no other way to describe him. I was referred to him from a mutual friend and at first (being the control freak that I am) was very skeptical about handing over the such a huge "responsibility" to someone I did not know but was continuously reminded many times by his awesome paralegal, Monika (who calmed my nerves on multiple occasions) to "trust my lawyer". Mike is a great listener and I was surprised on many occasions at the things he'd remember about my case after only briefly speaking about it. This process was all extremely new to me and as the majority of us I had no idea what I was doing. Mike and Monika were both so calm, professional and patient with me. They both responded to all emails and questions within a timely fashion (and I had quite a few million of them). Mike even responded after office hours. Mike and Monika both worked so hard on my case and in the end I trusted my lawyer and the outcome was more than I ever thought it'd be! I'd recommend Mr. Mcginn everyday, all day without hesitation! :)
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Ayo & Iken
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Michael C. McGinn, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Curry and Associates
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 10th Judicial Circuit
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Legislative Aide
  • United States Senate Senator Bob Graham
  • 1992 - 1997
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)
  • 1999
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Brunson v. McKay 905 So.2d 1058 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005)
  • Reversed and Remanded
  • Dowling v. Dowling 884 So.2d 491 (Fla. 2d DCA 2004)
  • Reversed and Remanded

Associations

  • Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Barrister
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tampa Bay Seminole Club
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • St. Andrew's United Methodist Church of Brandon
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Child Support - Group Presentation
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (19)
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike McGinn is a very caring professional who works hard for his clients. I regularly refer clients who need help with family law matters to him and he does an excellent job. I definitely endorse Mike McGinn!"
Family Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McGinn has vast experience in the family law area. I had the pleasure of being in a professional group with him at a Family Law Inn of Court - he was a great team member...diligent, knowledgeable, punctual and extremely kind and professional. Great person and lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was the opposing counsel with Michael McGinn in a family law case. Michael is extremely intelligent, knows the law, and advocates for his clients in a strong yet reasonable manner, resulting in us reaching a settlement that both parties were satisfied with. I strongly recommend Michael McGinn."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is an excellent attorney who works very hard for his clients. He is compassionate and very knowledgeable in the area of Family Law. I absolutely endorse Michael."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an outstanding lawyer and he does a great job for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McGinn is a local attorney who takes the time to answer questions and help others. I suggest if you are looking for a local attorney who helps others, give Mr. McGinn a call."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knows the law and puts it to good use for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"Great representation at all times. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer goes to great lengths to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a particularly excellent family attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael McGinn for many years both in his work as a prosecutor and as a family law attorney. I know him to be a knowledgeable, reputable and ethical attorney. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His comments to on line questions are right on point and helpful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. McGinn. He is a skilled and dedicated attorney. This is demonstrated both by his insightful contributions to AVVO, as well as by his favorable client reviews."
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