|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Meritorious Service Medal||United States Air Force||2006|
|National Defense Service Medal||United States Air Force||2003|
|Procecutor of the year 9th Judicial circuit||MADD||1997|
|American College of Trial Advocacy Award||National Trial Lawyers||1996|
|Managing Partner||The VanDerZee Law Group||2008 - Present|
|Ordained Minister||UCL||2005 - 2010|
|Air Force Judge Advocate (JAG)||Air Force||2001 - 2009|
|Felony Prosecutor||Assistant State Attorney||1996 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Army National Guard||JAG||2009 - Present|
|Judge Advocates Association||member||2002 - Present|
|United States Federal Court Norther District||Attorney||2001 - Present|
|3rd Party adoptions can be the answer||N/A|
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|The Commander||Breathalyzer accuracy||N/A|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|DePauw University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Circuit Trial Counsel||Field sobriety testing||2004|
Posted by Angie
MICHAEL TOOK MY MONEY AND FILED WORTHLESS PETITIONS IN COURT IN FEB.2010 AND NOW OVER A YEAR LATER I HAVE NEVER HAD A COURT DATE AND I HAVE BEEN CALLING HIM SINCE DECEMBER AND HAVE NOT HAD A CALL BACK.I HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR COPIES OF RECEIPTS,LETTERS FROM MY EX'S LAWYER.COPY OF MY RETAINER WITH HIM AND I COULD GO ON BUT TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I STILL CAN NOT GET THEM OR A CALL BACK AND EVERY TIME I CALL I GET SENT TO VOICE MAIL.
Posted by Lauren
After being married for 17 years and 4 kids later, I never thought I'd get divorced. My husband met someone and wanted out. I did alot of research on the internet looking for an attorney and after meeting 6 attorneys in person, I chose Michael to represent me and I am so glad I did. There was no arguement about custody, he didn't want the burden of the kids. But trying to get child support, house payments and alimony was a huge fight. One of our boys is disabled and I've been a SAHM all their lives. Michael fought for me and the kids. He is a real family man as well and truely had our best interests in mind. The other side try to bully us and made false accusations, but in the end we prevailed and I am very happy with the results. Michael and his support staff were always available and kept me well informed as to the status of my case. Do yourself a favor and hire him if you are considering getting a divorce.
Posted by Deborah
I had an immediate issue that needed legal council. Mr. VanDerZee not only called me on a Saturday - but spoke with me at length about my challenges.
MIchael was knowledgable, accessible and professional. I have a new attorney!
John Grant, Estate planning Attorney
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I proudly and strongly endorse this lawyer. I have known Jay for over 15 years and he is one of the sharpest legal minds in the country. In law school he was a champion trial advocate at Stetson Law School, the top trial school in the country. He is a former prosecutor and has served our country in the military. He knows his stuff and I consider him a man of impeccable integrity and high honor.
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