Michael J. Politis

Curriculum Vitae of Michael J. Politis


BACKGROUND

Born in Queens, New York, 1st Generation American Born of Greek Parents, Fluent in English and Greek

EXPERIENCE

  • Politis & Matovina
    • Senior Partner/Owner Port Orange, Florida
      Practice areas include personal injury, civil litigation & criminal trial law.
    1993-present

  • Retired as Chief of Homicide
  • Chief of Homicide Division
  • Felony Prosecutor
  • Misdemeanor Prosecutor
  • State Attorney’s Office, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, Daytona Beach, Florida
    June 1995
    1992-1995
    1991-1992
    1990-1991
    1988-1995

EDUCATION

  • SEABREEZE HIGH SCHOOL, Daytona Beach, Florida
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  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S. Business Administration, Corporate Finance
    1979
     
     
    1979-1983
    1985-1988

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of United Way Allocations Board
  • President of Parish Council Board for St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
  • St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Member of Florida Bar
  • Member of the Harley Owners Group
  • Member of Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member of Volusia County Bar Association
  • Member of Florida Justice Association – Eagle Patron
  • Counsel for the Police Benevolent Association
  • Member of City of Daytona Beach Shores Civil Service Board
  • Benefactor Member of Flagler County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Port Orange – South Daytona Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Flagler County Bar Association
  • Member of Orange County Bar Association
  • Member of Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys Association
  • Member of Deland Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • President of City of Daytona Beach Shores Cultural & Entertainment Board
  • Member of Million Dollar & Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member of Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member of West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Volusia Chapter/Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    1990-1992
    1998-2001
    1976-Present
    1988-Present
    1990-Present
    1990-Present
    1993-Present
    1993-Present
    1994-Present
    2003-Present
    2005-Present
    2006-Present
    2007-Present
    2008-Present
    2008-Present
    2009-Present
    2010-Present
    2010-Present
    2011-Present
    2011-Present
    2012-Present
    2014-Present
    2014-Present
    2015-Present

HONORS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Received Altar Boy Recognition
  • Received Periclean Award from the Order of Ahepa
  • Received Business of the Year Award from the American Cancer Society
  • Speaker, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Seminar “The Future is Now… 21st Century Law Practice”
  • Speaker, FBI National Academy Associates Conference
  • Speaker, Florida Justice Association Seminar “Hell on the Highways: Motorcycles, Trucks & Roads”
  • Speaker, End Distracted Driving Campaign Presentations to local high schools
  • Speaker, Prosecutorial Training Seminar – State Attorney’s Office
  • Lecturer for the Volusia County School Board
  • Speaker, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Volusia/Flagler
  • Lecturer, Trial Advocacy and Negotiation Skills – State Attorney’s Office
  • Lecturer on Security Surveillance, Criminal Defense, Civil and Personal Injury Litigation directed to corporations doing business as Nightclubs, Restaurants, and Hotels
  • Lead trial counsel in over 150 jury trials
  • Retired Chief of Homicide Prosecutor with a 100% conviction rate
  • Featured in Current Affair, TruTV & Oxygen channel episodes involving a high profile murder case
  • Numerous appearances in television news broadcasts
  • Numerous articles in newspapers
  • Mentioned in a non-fiction book as to a high profile murder case in Daytona Beach
  • Awarded the preeminent “AV” rating, the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubble
    1991
    1996
    2010
    2010
     
    2012
    2012
     
    2012-2013
    2015
    1990–Present
    2006-Present

Michael J. Politis was awarded the preeminent “AV” rating, the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell ® Law Directory, the country’s foremost legal directory. Michael Politis’ peers ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards.

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