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Michael E. Lockamy

ATTORNEY AT LAW, DIRECTOR

Michael E. Lockamy

ATTORNEY AT LAW, DIRECTOR

Michael has a diverse legal practice with experience litigating contract and other business disputes, professional malpractice, employment issues, personal injury, and family law matters. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts and has argued before Florida’s First District Court of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Michael is actively involved in groups that serve the legal profession and community. He was recently honored with The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for assisting the Office of Public Defender in a case implementing a recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion. Michael has served as chair of the Fourth Circuit Grievance Committee, which is responsible for continuing the investigation of possible lawyer misconduct. In 2018, he was selected by Jacksonville’s City Council President to serve on the City’s Task Force on Open Government. For several years, Michael served as a representative from the Fourth Judicial Circuit on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division’s Board of Governors.

Michael earned his undergraduate degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduation, he worked for the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. While working for PwC, he completed his master’s degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After being promoted to senior associate, he left PwC to attend law school at the University of Florida, where he graduated with honors. Michael met his wife, Melodie, at Samford University. They have four sons: Chase, Maddox, Hudson, and Reece.

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AREA OF PRACTICE

– Business Litigation
– Professional Malpractice Defense
– Personal Injury
– Employment Discrimination
– Family Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

– Florida
– U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
– U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
– U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
– U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
– U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
– U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION

– University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with Honors
– University of Alabama at Birmingham, Master of Accountancy
– Samford University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

– The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors (2011-present)
– Board Member, Jacksonville Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section (2011-present)
– Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Barrister
– The Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow

HONORS & AWARDS

– Recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award (2020)
– The Best Lawyers in America (2019)
– Florida Trend’s Up & Comer Legal Elite (2013-present)
– Florida Super Lawyers: Rising Star (2015-present)
– Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

– PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Senior Associate (2003-2006)