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I often tell people that I have had only two "real jobs" in my adult life.  I have been a Marine and an attorney.  I joined the Marine Corps at 17 and spent six years traveling the world in a combat aviation unit.  I served in Operation Desert Storm and spent time in Asia, Europe, and many different parts of the United States.  After my service, I went back to school and ultimately obtained my law degree from the University of Florida. 


As an attorney, I have had the fortunate experience of working in a number of different areas of law and have represented many consumer and business clients throughout Florida.  I started my legal career working as a clerk for a circuit judge and learned a great deal about trial practice and the workings of the court system.  I thereafter worked for several respected private law firms representing both local government entities and businesses in both transactional and litigation related matters. 


I have worked with Bogin, Munns, & Munns, P.A. since 2004 and in such time  I have had the pleasure of representing a great many individuals and businesses in a varied range of matters.  My firm is a full service firm and we handle claims for individuals, small companies, and large corporations.  I have, myself, represented clients with issues related to employment law, business contracts, real property disputes, homeowner's associations, Internet issues, personal injury defense, equine law and contracts, state licensure issues, slander and defamation, professional discipline proceedings, and a number of others. 


While I very much enjoy what I do, I certainly also appreciate the time I am able to spend outside of work with my spouse and my five sons.  We enjoy taking trips to the beach and local parks, watching Cartoon Channel, and making weekly expeditions to Sam's Club.          


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    17 years
  2. Employment: 25%
    17 years
  3. Discrimination: 15%
    17 years
  4. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    17 years
  5. Contracts: 10%
    17 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • D. Fuller Haring

    Wonderful person and a great attorney. Joe has a solid knowledge of the law and does a great job for his clients. Highly recommend.


    D. Haring Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Daniel Graham Anderson

    Joe is a man of integrity with great knowledge of the law. His unparalleled work ethic make him an outstanding attorney in and out of the courtroom. I highly recommend him.


    Daniel Anderson Personal injury Attorney
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FLMember in Good Standing200006/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Merit Based ScholarshipUniversity of Florida, Levin College of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderBogin, Munns, & Munns, PA2004 - Present
AttorneyMcLin & Burnsed, PA2000 - 2004
Law ClerkClayton Johnston, P.A.1999 - 2000
Law ClerkEighth Judicial Circuit, for the Honorable Martha A. Lott1998 - 1999
Avionics TechnicianUnited States Marine Corps1986 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember2014 - Present
Lake County Conservative Founders ClubN/A2013 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of FloridaMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2011 - Present
Leesburg Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2001 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Florida BarMember2000 - Present
Phi Kappa PhiN/A1996 - Present
Golden Key National Honor SocietyN/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Souder v. Malone - 5D13-4054Judgment Affirmed by 5th DCA
Pennington v. Lake County School Board, 821 So. 2d 1061, (Fla. 1st DCA 2002)Dismissal Affirmed by 1st DCA
Alavi v. Garcia, 140 So. 3d 1141 (Fla. 5th DCA 2014)Judgment Affirmed by 5th DCA
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bogin, Munns, & Munns Website BlogPartition Actions in Florida Real Estate2016
Bogin, Munns, & Munns Website BlogsAm I Entitled to Overtime Compensation2010
Bogin, Munns, & Munns Website BlogsNon-Competition Agreements2010
Bogin, Munns, & Munns Website BlogsFederal & Florida Law Protects Against Employment Discrimination2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of South FloridaCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly Meeting, Property Owners Association of the VillagesContractor Issues2014