Michael J. Politis

Curriculum Vitae of Michael J. Politis


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


  • Politis & Matovina – 1993-present
    • Senior Partner/Owner Port Orange, Florida
    • Practice areas include personal injury, civil litigation & criminal trial law.
  • Retired as Chief of Homicide June, 1995
  • Chief of Homicide Division 1992-1995
  • Felony Prosecutor 1991-1992
  • Misdemeanor Prosecutor 1990-1991


  • SEABREEZE HIGH SCHOOL 1979, Daytona Beach, Florida
    • B.S. Business Administration, Corporate Finance Gainesville, Florida
    • Juris Doctorate of Law Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


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


  • 1990 – Present Lecturer for the Volusia County School Board
  • 1991 – Received Altar Boy Recognition
  • 1996 – Received Periclean Award from the Order of Ahepa
  • 2010 – Received Business of the Year Award from the American Cancer Society
  • 2010 – Speaker, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Seminar “The Future is Now… 21st Century Law Practice”
  • 2012 – Speaker, FBI National Academy Associates Conference
  • 2012 – Speaker, Florida Justice Association Seminar “Hell on the Highways: Motorcycles, Trucks & Roads”
  • 2012 – 2013 – Speaker, End Distracted Driving Campaign Presentations to local high schools
  • 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

 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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