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Michael D. Fluke

Divorce and separation Attorney at Dunedin, FL

4.9   78 reviews

Licensed for 26 years

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    85%
    Michael D. Fluke, Esq. currently limits his practice to complex Divorce and Family Law matters. By taking on a limited amount of criminal cases, he is able to provide the attention these cases deserve. If your attorney is not giving your case the attention it deserves, contact Michael D. Fluke, Esq. immediately for a consultation.

  2. Family
    10%

  3. Domestic violence
    5%

WHEN THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN YOUR LIFE ARE ON THE LINE, SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO FIGHT FOR WHAT'S YOURS! DIVORCE, PATERNITY, CHILD CUSTODY, CHILD SUPPORT, OR ALIMONY ISSUES

Michael D. Fluke has committed his career to helping people in need.  After nine plus years at the public defender's office, he left to handle a high profile first degree murder case in Tampa.  Michael has been involved in the defense of 14 homicide cases.  While Michael will still take on the occasional serious criminal case, Michael's focus these days is high net worth Divorce and Custody battles.  Michael is a third genreation law school graduate.  Michael is married and has three children.  When not working or spending time with his family, (which is most of the time), he enjoys golfing, softball and cheering on his beloved Boston sports teams.

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Licensed for 26 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/13/2023
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/26/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Michael D. Fluke, P.A.
Michael D. Fluke, P.A.
620 E. Twiggs Street
Suite 209
Tampa, FL, 33602
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  78 customer reviews
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Posted by Erin | January 26, 2022
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Highly Recommend
My divorce was finalized nine years ago, and I had high hopes of never seeking counsel again. As it may, I did require the need and was truly hesitant to return to my original divorce attorney. After proper due diligence the second time around, I found Mr. Fluke who came highly recommended. I truly wish I had retained his services years back. When initially calling his office, I was pleasantly surprised to hear Mr. Fluke answering the phone. We spoke briefly and were able to set up a consultation, in person, the next day. It was first class service out the gate and to the finish line. I was extremely impressed with his personable skills, professionalism, and wealth of knowledge. I truly felt at ease and had a sense of comfort knowing Mr. Fluke was looking out for my best interest while concurrently providing sound and wise guidance. In addition, I must mention Donna, his assistant, who was wonderful to interact with and I commend her professionalism and kindness. They are a great team! All in all, my request was simple, and I was truly blessed that he agreed to take on my settlement. It was a quick and painless process, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. 5 Star Review! Thank you again.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2021
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The Best Divorce Attorney
Divorce is a tough and emotional situation and most importantly, no divorce is the same, because Everyone’s situation is different. I “vetted” and did my due diligence on multiple law firms. When I met with Mr. Fluke I knew immediately that this was who I needed to represent me. Mr. Fluke is honest, ethical and is a “no-nonsense” attorney that will always tell you “like it is.” His office is always available and does not “nickel and dime” clients. Mr. Fluke is very thorough in explaining the entire legal process from start to finish. You will know what is happening every step of the way. But the most important thing is that Mr. Fluke facilitates and gets things done quickly and efficiently. His counterpart/paralegal, Donna, is the “straw that stirs the drink”. She is amazing and is always available…just a phone call/email away. I cannot say enough great things about her. I hope that I never have to experience divorce again. However, if I do, Mike Fluke is and will always be my attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2021
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Highly recomend Mr. Fluke for family and domestic law
Contacted Mr. Fluke based on his credentials and good reviews. Hired him for custody case and domestic violence and was satisfied with results. Mr. Fluke is very knowledgeable and experienced and was the best lawyer to have in court. Thank you so much Mr. Fluke!
Posted by Steve | January 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Want a straight forward, smart, diligent lawyer? Everybody does. Do yourself a favor and have a consultation with Michael Fluke. Go ahead and compare, you will still come back to him. He will let you know where you stand and how he intends to go forward. My case was a straight divorce but Michael's moves got me the settlement I wanted so a final court date was not necessary. Michael and Donna are very personable and you will feel less stress during this difficult period in your life. Keep reading other online reviews and you will find more positive remarks. It's what lead me to seeing Michael and the consultation sealed the deal. I highly recommend Michael Fluke.
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Posted by DJ | September 6, 2021
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Highly Recommend!
Michael D. Fluke and his assistant, Donna, made every aspect of an extremely difficult experience the best it could be, and I am glad that I chose him to represent me in this matter. They displayed professionalism, compassion and provided honest feedback throughout the entire process. Mr. Fluke and Donna were always willing to listen and communicate with me whenever necessary. The advice Mr. Fluke provided guided me in making decisions and choices, which were always the best avenues to follow. His legal fees and expenses were reasonable and straight forward, without any surprises. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal expertise.
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Posted by Anna | May 22, 2021
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True Professional!
I cannot thank Michael enough for his assistance. His legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond my expectations throughout the course of my case. I am blown away by his integrity and all the hard work he did on my behalf. I will always be grateful for all of his efforts, working tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome on my behalf. True professional, highly recommending!
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Posted by David | July 17, 2020
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Highly recommended
From the moment I walked into his office to discuss my impending divorce until our final phone call, Mr. Fluke exuded true professionalism. He was personable, courteous and explained the process in full as we proceeded. In addition to his exemplary interpersonal skills, Mr. Fluke commands a storehouse of knowledge in divorce law. He is a true master of his profession, and as such, nothing gets by his combination of experience and judgment. This is not an attorney who just ‘shows up’, as I have had in the past. He was always well prepared for whatever phase of the divorce process with which we were engaged. Divorce is a significant legal, financial and emotional event in your life. And divorce representation is not something you want to take a chance on. With an attorney of Mr. Flukes’ qualities on your team, you know you will have made the right decision. I whole-heartedly endorse him as the best legal counsel for your divorce.
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Posted by Julia | March 17, 2020
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My divorce
He helped me get through my divorce process and get a lot of things I wanted with my child !
Posted by James | November 18, 2019
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100% Satisfied!
I'm absolutely satisfied with the results that Mike Fluke achieved on the supplemental final judgement of my renegotiated divorce decree. Mike's confidence in being able to favorably modify the terms of my divorce settlement laid the foundation of our relationship. I believed we could succeed because he expressed full confidence in his ability to succeed. Through it all, I relied on Mike's professional confidence, competence, and commitment to achieve a fair outcome and successfully close matter. I am 100% satisfied!
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Posted by Waleed | September 6, 2019
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Couldn't be happier.
Mr. Fluke represented me twice and I couldn’t be happier. First time he represented me; I was out of the country. Even during times when I couldn’t communicate with him, he was always in control and doing everything to my best interest. During my divorce, he helped me feel supported, aware of the process and less stressed with his knowledge and calm attitude. I am grateful, and I highly recommend Mr. Fluke. If you want to feel secure about your case and your rights, Mr. Fluke is the right representation for you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2019
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Don't look any further, this is the one!
When I made the decision to hire a lawyer to handle my divorce case, I went online and came across Mr. Fluke. I was very impressed with his outstanding reviews. I called his office and to my surprise he answered the phone. I was very scared about the whole process and final outcome for me. Even though Mr. Fluke made me feel at ease and gave me hope, I was not able to retain him because of my financial situation. However, after seeing my lawyer in action at an emergency hearing for international travel, I concluded that I didn't want him to continue handling my case anymore or I was going to loose everything. Consequently, I cashed out what I had left of my 401K and retained Mr. Fluke immediately. He was very frank about my situation and my likely outcomes. He never sugar coated anything just to make me feel better, nor tell me the things that I wanted to hear. He is very professional, knowledgeable and caring, not to mention his incredible work ethic. The hearings continued but it was like day and night. He is well prepared with the facts and pays attention to every little detail from the opposing party to use in our favor. At a second hearing for international travel, the judge ruled in our favor and I was finally able to get my kids their passports and travel internationally during Christmas which was a very important thing for me. After that, we went for private mediation and didn't reach an agreement (I am glad we didn't) but Mr. Fluke never made me feel uneasy or guilty for it. He always provided me the information, made his recommendation, but wouldn't move forward if I wasn't happy and comfortable with it. We were heading for trial but with his strategies we got a second private mediation and obtained a better deal than what the judge would have given me at a trial and better than in the first mediation. I am very thankful to Mr. Fluke and Donna, his assistant, for all their time and support during this difficult period of my life. I strongly recommend Mr. Fluke. You will not find a more competent, professional, knowledgeable and caring lawyer in Tampa Bay.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
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Very pleased with Mr. Fluke
Mr. Fluke represented me in an atypical family law case with more-than-two parties and conflicting interests. He gave me sage and strategic advice; kept me focused on the overall outcomes I wanted rather than minor issues; and effectively represented me with the court, opposing counsel and the mediator. I happily and strongly endorse Mr. Fluke.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2019
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Gets the results you want!
I am so grateful to have found Michael Fluke to represent me in my child custody case. I only wish I could have found him years ago when my nightmare began. Mike is very knowledgeable and is always one step ahead of everyone. You will not find a lawyer who puts as much time and preparation into their work as Mike. I now have majority custody of my daughter thanks to Mike. He actually got me more time with her than I had even originally asked for. I have to also say that Donna in his office is so wonderful. She is always there to answer any questions you may have and pays attention to every little detail. If you are hesitant to switch lawyers or are seeking out a lawyer for the first time, CALL him. You will not regret it.
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Posted by Chad | March 14, 2019
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Mike's the guy you call!
Mike successfully navigated me through a very difficult and contentious divorce. His knowledge of not only the law, but the processes and, "curve balls" that can be daunting at times, was nothing short of brilliant. Mike's a straight shooter, and provides you with not only a clear picture of what to expect in your circumstance, but enables you to gain confidence that you'll weather the storm. I'm proud to have had Mike represent me, and not only think of him as my attorney, but also as a new friend.
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Posted by pat cook | February 8, 2019
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Awesome
He is probably one of the best attorneys around - unfortunately I didn't find him my husband did. My husband lied on the stand about having a mistress and I was mean too him which were lies - Michael got him (MY X) his divorce and I received nothing however would like for him to know my husband lied all thru the trial he is now living with the woman that he was cheating with - when the divorce - went thru - I received nothing from this divorce - my husband had nothing -until he met me and this cost me 1000 of dollars with another attorney - I had a situation a few months back and wanted to contact him and my husban said no - as he knew he lied on that stand now I barely make ends meet on800 a month and he is on a cruise with the woman who broke up my marriage
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Posted by Phyllis | January 14, 2019
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VERY Highly Recommended
Mr. Michael Fluke was able to do in two weeks what two other attorneys couldn't get done in 1.5 years. He is a consummate, detail-oriented, get-it-done professional, who quickly discovered mistakes made by my Husband's Attorney on our Marital Settlement Agreement. His astute advice was priceless and I wholeheartedly recommend his services. Spare yourself money and grief by hiring Mr. Michael Fluke to handle your case.
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Posted by Bruce | December 20, 2018
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MIchael D Fluke Review
I contacted Michael after a search on his web site that told me exactly what to expect in a Divorce. During our consultation MIchael clearly informed me of the upside and downside of filing for Divorce in Florida. Michael was very clear, concise, and knowledgeable in our discussion and I put Michael on retainer to file for my divorce and represent me, one of the better decisions of my life. I was advised to use private mediation and I took his advice. Everything worked out exactly as he had predicted. It was the best scenario for me. I filed on August 13, 2018, the private mediation resulting in a signed agreement, took place on November 13, 2018 and the judge signed the order on December 12, 2018. I couldn't be happier with his negotiation skills and professionalism throughout the case. I would definitely recommend Michael.
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Posted by Peter | October 30, 2018
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Mr. Git 'er Done!
After wasting 3 years & alot of money on another law firm, I went to Mr Fluke. Despite ex's attempts to delay, Mike got my divorce over in less than 6 months, and 6 weeks of that were the judge's fault. Mike gave valuable advice and came through on every promise. He was very good at depositions and great in chamber. His assistant Donna was great, too. You won't regret choosing Michael D. Fluke.
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Posted by Suzanne | May 10, 2018
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Brilliant Litigation and Trial Attorney
Attorney Fluke has a unique blend of criminal and family law experience. His trial skills are brilliant. He litigated my case and won a very difficult trial. He understands the complexities in regards to children; and is compassionate. When the stakes are high and you need the best - hire the best.
Posted by Michael Parisi | April 30, 2018
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Excellent attention to detail
Divorce settlement was already at 2 years with another attorney, hired Michael and was completed within6 months
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Michael D. Fluke, P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Florida Metropolitan University
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 1997 - 2006

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1996
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • State v. Perez
  • Adjudication Withheld, probation
  • Iannaccone v. Iannaccone
  • Client's Wife held in contempt and client got money back!
  • State v. Spiegel
  • Reduced to Careless Driving Infraction!
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Associations

  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • LRS Board member 2011
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Middle District Florida
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Student Bar Association
  • Third year Class Representative
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Vice President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Duquesne University School of Law Disciplinary Committee
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida
  • 2011
  • Member
  • Madison's Who's Who
  • 2011
  • Executive Professional of the Year
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2011
  • Honored Member
  • Stanford Who's Who
  • 2011
  • Hero
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • 2010
  • Honored Member
  • Stanford Who's Who
  • 2010
  • Honored Member
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2010
  • Honored Member
  • Who's Who in American Professionals
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fox 13 Ask a Lawyer
  • General Legal Questions
  • 2011
  • Fox 13 Ask a Lawyer
  • General Legal Questions
  • 2010
  • Fox 13 Ask a Lawyer
  • General Legal Questions
  • 2009
  • Florida Metropolitan University
  • Death Penalty in Florida
  • 2009
  • Fox 13 Ask a Lawyer
  • General Legal Questions
  • 2008
  • Fox 13 Ask a Lawyer
  • General Legal Questions
  • 2007
  • Fox 13 Ask a Lawyer
  • General Legal Questions
  • 2006
  • Juvenile Lawyers Training
  • Cross examination on sex cases
  • N/A
  • Public Defender Training
  • Florida Sentencing Guidelines
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only do I endorse this lawyer, I would personally retain him if I found myself in need. Michael has a stellar reputation in the community, and is regarded as an attorney who understands the law, acts with professionalism, thinks out of the box, and goes above and beyond for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As as state prosecutor I have had many cases in which Mr. Fluke was defense counsel. He is one of the sharpest, most effective attorneys I have ever met."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense 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."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am endorsing Michael as an excellent advocate for his client. He was opposing counsel on a very contested divorce and custody matter that I litigated and I found him to be highly skilled and very knowledgeable."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had several cases with Mr. Fluke, both when he was an Assistant Public Defender and I was an Assistant State Attorney as well as recently where we have had adversarial clients for Family Law matters. Mr. Fluke is always well prepared, professional and advocates for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike Fluke is one of the most innovative legal minds that i have encountered. Several years ago, I had the privilege of trying a criminal case as Mike's co-counsel. The evidence was overwhelming and the prosecutors were hungry. I didn't think there was any escape from inevitability . . .; however, Mike developed an inventive and amazing theory of defense built on testimony of the prosecutors' key witness. They never saw it coming. Our client was found not guilty, avoiding more than ten years in prison. Ask him to tell you about it! I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked against and with Michael. Michael is a very zealous advocate for his clients. I have found him to be one of the sharpest attorneys with an extensive knowledge of the law. Michael also is very aware of the needs of his clients and takes much time to help them accomplish their goals."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer's work. Michael Fluke is the consummate professional -- attentiveness to his clients combined with indepth knowledge of the law and years of experience make Michael Fluke a formidable trial advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mike and observe his abilities in the courtroom first hand over several years. Mike has extensive trial experience and always provides a strong defense for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have always found Michael to be a professional attorney that kept his clients' interest as his primary concern. Whether that meant going to trial, or giving them the "tough" news."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had numerous cases with Michael Fluke when he worked for the Public Defender. Mr. Fluke is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is hard-working and tireless when it comes to defending his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Fluke."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fluke and I met when we worked as PDs for Pinellas County. Mr. Fluke was one of the attorneys that I would consult with on cases because of his incredible legal experience and knowledge. I remember Michael as being zealous in representing his clients while always conducting himself with upmost professionalism. Clients will find a legally skilled advocate who possesses a wealth of experience as a trial attorney and who has keen legal insight, that is why I endorse Michael Fluke."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Michael Fluke. Michael is an excellent well rounded trial attorney with experience in both civil and criminal law. Michael has a thorough understanding of the rules of court and procedure in both venues and applies his knowledge and experience towards the zealous advocation and representaion of his clients in both areas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had cases against this attorney and find his work to be first class. He has experience in all areas of criminal defense and I would endorse him fully."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Fluke since 1996 when I was a prosecutor in and he was an Assistant Public Defender. He is a skill and knowledgeable advocate. And he always works dilligently for his clients."
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